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Stephen Cassin

Born: Feb 16, 1783

Death: Aug 29, 1857

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Nationality: United States

Stephen Cassin

Date of Birth : Feb 16, 1783
Date of Death : Aug 29, 1857
Birth Place : Philadelphia

Stephen Cassin was an officer in the United States Navy. Born in Philadelphia, the son of naval officer John Cassin, Cassin entered the United States Navy as a midshipman in 1800, and served in Philadelphia in the West Indies during the latter part of the Quasi-War with France. In the War of 1812, he commanded the USS Ticonderoga in the Battle of Lake Champlain and was awarded a gold medal for bravery by the United States Congress. He later served during the Second Barbary War on the USS Peacock and in the West Indies Squadron against piracy. Captain Cassin died in Washington, D.C.. He was buried in Washington, but later moved to Arlington National Cemetery. Text of Congressional Gold Medal resolution:

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