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Gilliss, James Melvillelocked

(06 September 1811–09 February 1865)
  • Steven J. Dick


Gilliss, James Melville (06 September 1811–09 February 1865), naval astronomer, was born in Georgetown, District of Columbia, the eldest son of George Gilliss, a federal government employee, and Mary Melville. A midshipman from the age of fifteen, James Gilliss performed the usual sea duty, first on the ...

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