Admiral George Dewey

He is a cousin (5th cousin 5 times removed) in our family tree.

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Birth

Dec 26, 1837

Born in Montpelier, Vermont

Rebellious pupil

1850

Major Pangborn's School

Norwich University

1853

Annapolis

1854 - 1858

Cadet at the US naval Academy. Graduated with honors.

Commissioned Lieutenant

1860

Commissioned Commander

1872

Lighthouse Inspector

1876 - 1877

Promoted to Captain

1884

Commanded the ship "Dolphin", one of four ships that formed the original "White Squadron"

Commanded the European Squadron

1885 - 1888

On the flagship Pensacola

Commissioned Commodore

1888

Commanded the Asiatic Squadron

1897

Death

1917

His tomb is in the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. and my mom has seen it.

Civil War

Called home to fight in Civil War

1861

8 Days after Fort Sumpter was attacked.

Capture of New Orleans

1862

Capture of Port Royal

1863

Promoted to Lieutenant Commander

3/3/1865

Spanish American War

Defeated the Spanish Fleet

1898

Manila Bay

Made Rear Admiral

11 May 1898

Family

Married Susan P. Goodwin

24 Oct 1867

George Goodwn Dewey (son) born

23 Dec 1872

Wife passed away

28 Dec 1872