Buchanan, Franklin, 1800-1874

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Dates:
Birth 1800-09-17
Death 1874-05-11

Biographical notes:

U.S. naval officer.

From the description of Letters, 1845-1860. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 123466564

Franklin Buchanan (1800-1874) of Maryland was a United States Navy officer and later admiral in the Confederate States Navy.

From the guide to the Franklin Buchanan Books, ., 1829-1834 and 1862-1863, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Franklin Buchanan of Maryland was a U.S. Navy officer and later admiral in the Confederate States Navy.

From the description of Franklin Buchanan books, 1829-1834 and 1862-1863 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23045575

Born in Baltimore on Sept. 17, 1800. At fifteen joined the U.S. Navy serving under Oliver Hazard Perry. Became the first superintendent of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Commanded Matthew Perry's flagship during an 1852 expedition to Japan. Given command of the Washington Navy Yard in 1855. Resigned to join the Confederate Navy. Commanded the ironclad Virginia. Wounded during an attack on the Cumberland and the Congress. Also commanded the Tennessee. Wounded and taken prisoner off the coast of New Orleans by Admiral Davis Farrgut's fleet. After the war served as president of Maryland Agricultural College. Died in Easton, Md., May 11, 1874.

From the description of Franklin Buchanan Confederate States Navy officer collection 1861-1873. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 43879375

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Subjects:

  • Ordnance, Naval
  • Ambassadors
  • Diaries (Blank-books)

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Japan (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)
  • Mobile (Ala.) (as recorded)
  • Norfolk (Va.) (as recorded)
  • Mediterranean Region (as recorded)