- Nombre verdadero
- Rear Admiral George Henry Preble
- Sobre mi biblioteca
- The library consists of the naval and maritime history section of Admiral Preble's library. These are now housed at the Navy Department Library.
- Sobre mí
- George Henry Preble was born in 1816 to Captain Enoch Preble and nephew to Commodore Edward Preble. He participated in the Seminole War, the St. Louis' circumnavigation, Perry's Expedition to Japan, and the Mexican War. When Virginia seceded, he remained loyal to the Union and moved from Norfolk to stay with the US Navy. Commanding the USS Katahdin, he served under Admiral Farragut blockading the Mississippi River. The SS Oreto/CSS Florida escaped him and cost him his commission. He was only reinstated after the Florida's commander testified that it was only due to the Confederate ship's greater speed that he was able to evade Preble. Later in the war, the Florida again outran Preble's ship. He retired at the rank of Rear Admiral in 1878 and devoted himself to naval history. In 1873, the Star Spangled Banner was lent to Admiral Preble. He then took the first known photograph of it and attached it to a sailcloth backing for the photo. He died at his son's house in Brookline Mass. on March 1, 1885.
- Washington, DC
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British Naval Achievements; Being an Accurate Account of the Lives and Actions of British Seamen, From 1780 to the Last Expedition Against Algiers in 1816; Forming an Uninterrupted Succession of Gallant Exploits on That Element, In Our Own Times, In Which the Fleets of Great Britain May Be Truly Said to Have Had No Rival. With Appendixes, Containing an Alphabetical Explanation of Sea Terms and Phrases, and Tabular Illustrations of the State and Progress of the British Navy. Illustrated By Portraits. In Two por H.R. Yorke
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