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A career Navy officer who captained the USS Kearsarge during the Battle of Cherbourg (1864).

Conflict Period:
Civil War (Union) 1
Branch:
Navy 1
Rank:
Rear Admiral 2
Birth:
19 Nov 1811 3
Wilmington, North Carolina 3
Death:
29 Sep 1873 3
Boston, Massachusetts 3
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Person:
John Ancrum Winslow 2
John A Winslow 1
Relationship: Other 1
Relative: Mary C Winslow 1
Birth:
19 Nov 1811 2
Wilmington, North Carolina 2
Death:
29 Sep 1873 2
Boston, Massachusetts 2
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Civil War (Union) 1

Branch:
Navy 1
Rank:
Rear Admiral 2
Commands held:
USS Kearsarge; Pacific Squadron 2

Mexican-American War 3

Branch:
Navy 2
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Employment:
Employer: U.S. Navy 2
Start Date: 1827 2
End Date: 1873 2

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John Winslow is best known for being the captain of the USS Kearsarge during the 1864 Battle of Cherbourg, in which his ship sunk the famed Confederate raider CSS Alabama off the coast of Cherbourg, France, during the Civil War.

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