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Melville, George Wallacelocked

(10 January 1841–18 March 1912)
  • Samuel Willard Crompton

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Melville, George Wallace (10 January 1841–18 March 1912), naval engineer, was born in New York City, the son of Alexander Melville, a chemist, and Sarah Wallace. He graduated from Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute and joined the U.S. Navy as a third assistant engineer in July 1861. He saw much hazardous duty during the Civil War, some of it through his own choosing. He volunteered to go aboard the Confederate ship ...

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