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 Stephen Decatur Trenchard

Stephen Decatur Trenchard

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Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 15 Nov 1883 (aged 65)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 6829 · View Source
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United States Navy Rear Admiral. He began his Naval career as a midshipman on the USS Washington in 1840 and served as a Lieutenant on the USS Saratoga during the Mexican American War. During the Civil War, he served on the USS Rhode Island as Commander in charge of East coast patrols and participated in the bombardments of Fort Fisher, 1863 to 1865. He was promoted to be Captain in 1866, Commodore in 1871 and as Rear Admiral in command the North Atlantic Squadron in 1874, serving until he retired in 1880.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 31 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6829
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Decatur Trenchard (11 Jul 1818–15 Nov 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6829, citing Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .