Colhoun, Edmund Ross, 1821-1897

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Naval officer.

From the description of Edmund Ross Colhoun papers, 1821-1918 (bulk 1839-1874). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83634894

Biographical Note

  • 1821, May 6: Born, Chambersburg, Pa.
  • 1839: Appointed midshipman, United States Navy
  • 1839 - 1941 : Duty aboard the Marion (sloop), Brazil Squadron
  • 1842 - 1844 : Duty aboard Congress (frigate), Mediterranean and Brazil Squadrons
  • 1845: Attended Naval School, Philadelphia, Pa. and promoted to passed midshipman Married Mary Ann Hays
  • 1846 - 1847 : Served aboard Cumberland (frigate), Home Squadron
  • 1847 - 1848 : Served in Mexican War aboard the Albany (sloop of war)
  • 1851 - 1853 : Served on St. Lawrence (frigate), Pacific Squadron
  • 1853: Resigned from the navy
  • 1861: Rejoined the navy as an acting lieutenant
  • 1861 - 1862 : Commanded Shawsheen (steam tugboat), and Hunchback (steam gunboat), North Atlantic Blockade Squadron In command of Hunchback took part in the battle of Roanoke Island, N. C., and engagements on the Blackwater River in Virginia
  • 1862: Promoted to commander
  • 1863: Commanded Ladona (steamer), North Atlantic Blockade Squadron; and Weehawken (monitor), South Atlantic Blockade Squadron
  • 1864 - 1865 : Commanded Saugus (monitor), North Atlantic Blockade Squadron, and particpated in operations on the James River in Virginia and in operations against Fort Fisher in North Carolina.
  • 1866 - 1867 : Fleet captain, South Pacific Squadron
  • 1869: Promoted to captain
  • 1869 - 1870 : Commanded Dictator (monitor), North Atlantic Fleet
  • 1874: Commanded Hartford (sloop of war), flagship of Asiatic Squadron
  • 1874 - 1875 : Commanded Richmond (sloop of war), flagship of South Pacific Squadron
  • 1876: Promoted to commodore
  • 1877 - 1881 : Commander, Mare Island Navy Yard, Calif.
  • 1882: Promoted to rear admiral
  • 1883: Retired from the navy
  • 1897, Feb. 17: Died, Washington, D. C.

From the guide to the Edmund Ross Colhoun Papers, 1821-1918, (bulk 1839-1874), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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referencedIn Bladen Dulany Papers, 1817-1855, (bulk 1851-1854) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Edmund Ross Colhoun Papers, 1821-1918, (bulk 1839-1874) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Dulany, Bladen, 1792-1856. Papers of Bladen Dulany, 1817-1855. Library of Congress
creatorOf Colhoun, Edmund Ross, 1821-1897. Edmund Ross Colhoun papers, 1821-1918 (bulk 1839-1874). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Congress (Frigate : 1841-1862) corporateBody
associatedWith Dulany, Bladen, 1792-1856. person
associatedWith Hartford (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Ladona (Steamer) corporateBody
associatedWith St. Lawrence (Frigate) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Asiatic Squadron. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Mediterranean Squadron. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. Naval Force, Asiatic Station. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy. South Atlantic Squadron. corporateBody
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Birth 1821-05-06

Death 1897-02-17

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