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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1837 - 1883
Home State
Tennessee
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Command at Sea


Location
Tennessee
Apr 16, 1908
Surface Vessels
Surface Vessels
Rank
Ensign
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Ensign Ensign
1941 - 1945
Service to 1883
South Pacific Squadron (1866 - 1872)
South Pacific Squadron (1866 - 1872)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1882 - 1883
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
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Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1878 - 1881
Naval Asylum, Philadelphia
Naval Asylum, Philadelphia
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1875 - 1878
Major Commands
Major Commands
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1870 - 1875
USS Contoocook (1864)
USS Contoocook (1864)
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1868 - 1870
Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC)/Det Navy Yard Washington
Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC)/Det Navy Yard Washington
Rank
Captain
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Captain Captain
1865 - 1868
Civil War Medal Navy
Criteria
Awarded for military service between April 15, 1861 and April 9, 1865; or in Texas, to August 20, 1866.
Comments
Service Years: 1837-1883
1865
USS Pawnee (1859)
USS Pawnee (1859)
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1863 - 1865
Blockade of Charleston Harbor
Description
Charleston became an important center for blockade running. Repeated attempts by the U.S. Navy to take Charleston and/or batter its defenses into the ground proved fruitless, including the Stone Fleet... More
Memories
As the political crisis of 1860-1861 developed into Civil War, Lieutenant Balch was ashore, at the N... More
1861 - 1865
USS POCAHONTAS (Screw Steamer)
USS POCAHONTAS (Screw Steamer)
Rank
Commander
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Commander Commander
1861 - 1862
CNO - OPNAV/Naval Observatory
CNO - OPNAV/Naval Observatory
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1861 - 1861
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1860 - 1860
South Pacific Squadron (1866 - 1872)
South Pacific Squadron (1866 - 1872)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1858 - 1860
USS St. Mary's (1844)
USS St. Mary's (1844)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1858 - 1860
USS JAMESTOWN (Sloop-of-war)
USS JAMESTOWN (Sloop-of-war)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1858 - 1858
USS Plymouth (1844) - (Sloop of War)
USS Plymouth (1844) - (Sloop of War)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1857 - 1858
Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC)/Det Navy Yard Washington
Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center (NFESC)/Det Navy Yard Washington
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1855 - 1857
USS Michigan (1843)
USS Michigan (1843)
Rank
Lieutenant
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1854 - 1855
USS Plymouth (1844) - (Sloop of War)
USS Plymouth (1844) - (Sloop of War)
Rank
Lieutenant
Location
Far East
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1851 - 1855
CNO - OPNAV/Naval Observatory
CNO - OPNAV/Naval Observatory
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1849 - 1850
Surface Vessels
Surface Vessels
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
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Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1845 - 1850
Mexican-American War
Description
The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War, the U.S.–Mexican War or the Invasion of Mexico (Spanish: Intervención estadounidense en México, Guerra de Estados Unidos-México), was an armed ... More
Memories
Appointed as a U.S. Navy Midshipman from the state of Alabama in late 1837, his assignments during t... More
1846 - 1847
Capture of San Diego
Description
On July 29, 1846, at 4 p.m., Lieutenant Stephen C. Rowan, U.S.N., from the U.S. sloop-of-war Cyane, raised the American flag over the plaza. Location: Old Town Plaza (Washington Square), Old Town San... More
Memories
Appointed as a U.S. Navy Midshipman from the state of Alabama in late 1837, his assignments during t... More
1846 - 1846
Capture of Monterey
Description
On July 7, 1846, naval commodore John D. Sloat, commander of U.S. naval forces along the Pacific Coast, ordered the U.S. flag raised at Monterey, about 140 km (87 mi) south of San Francisco, and forma... More
Memories
Appointed as a U.S. Navy Midshipman from the state of Alabama in late 1837, his assignments during t... More
1846 - 1846
Mediterranean Squadron
Mediterranean Squadron
Rank
Ensign
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Ensign Ensign
1844 - 1845
African Squadron
African Squadron
Rank
Ensign
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Ensign Ensign
1841 - 1842
Naval Sea Units
Naval Sea Units
Rank
Midshipman
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1837 - 1841
Service from 1837

 
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