Charles Henry Davis Photo

Charles Henry Davis

Born: Jan 16, 1807

Death: Feb 18, 1877

Birthplace: Boston

Nationality: United States

Charles Henry Davis

Date of Birth : Jan 16, 1807
Date of Death : Feb 18, 1877
Birth Place : Boston

Charles Henry Davis was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. Working for the Coast Survey, Davis researched tides and currents, and located an uncharted shoal that had caused wrecks off the New York coast. In the Civil War, he commanded the Western Gunboat Flotilla, winning an important engagement in the Battle of Memphis, before capturing enemy supplies on a successful expedition up the Yazoo river.

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