Adm Henry Glass

Adm Henry Glass

Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky, USA
Death 1 Sep 1908 (aged 64)
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Memorial ID 72930724 · View Source
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US Navy Rear Admiral. Glass was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1860 and graduated on Mary 28, 1863 with the rank of ensign. His first assignment after graduation was onboard the USS Canandaigua. He served on the ship with the South Atlantic blockading squadron in 1863, spending much of the tour of duty in and around Charleston, South Carolina. After his tour of duty on the USS Canandaigua he was transferred to the USS Pawnee. He finished the war on the USS Powhatan then the USS Dacotah. In 1868 he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and in 1869 was assigned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard. In 1874 he became the commander of the schoolship USS Jamestown. He was promoted to Captain in 1894 and when the war began with Spain he was transferred to the Philippines as commander of the cruiser USS Charleston. Glass was present at the battle of Manila Bay and best remembered for his role in the bloodless capture of Guam. In 1901 he was promoted to Rear Admiral and placed in command of the Pacific Station. The Pacific Fleet Admiral commands over 250,000 troops, 2,000 aircraft and over 200 ships. He retired from the service in 1903. Glass also authored several works on military matters and was a member of the Loyal Legion, the Society of American Wars, the Society of Foreign Wars, and the University Olympic and union League Clubs of San Francisco.

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  • Created by: Saratoga
  • Added: 6 Jul 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 72930724
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adm Henry Glass (7 Jan 1844–1 Sep 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 72930724, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Saratoga (contributor 46965279) .