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Charles Boarman

Born: Dec 24, 1795

Death: Sep 13, 1879

Birthplace: Bryantown, Maryland

Nationality: United States

Charles Boarman

Date of Birth : Dec 24, 1795
Date of Death : Sep 13, 1879
Birth Place : Bryantown, Maryland

Charles Boarman was a career officer in the United States Navy. He entered the naval service shortly before the War of 1812 and served until 1876, subsequently retiring as a rear admiral. He held a number of important posts, both in peace and wartime, in the Mediterranean, West Indies and Brazil Squadrons and as commandant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He was also assigned to special duty during the American Civil War and a member of the U.S. Naval Board at Washington, DC. After attending naval school at the Washington Navy Yard, Boarman saw service as a young midshipmen aboard the USS Jefferson during the War of 1812 and later took part in anti-piracy operations in the early 1820s. He commanded a number of warships between 1827 and 1850, most notably, the USS Brandywine during the Mexican-American War. In 1876, Boarman was promoted to rear admiral on the retired list and died in Martinsburg, West Virginia three years later. He was among several of Catholic background, such as John Cassin, Patrick McDonough, and Philip C. Wederstrandt, to become high ranking naval officers in the early years of the U.S. Navy.

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