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date: 20 August 2019

Caperton, William Bankslocked

(30 June 1855–21 December 1941)
  • John B. Hattendorf

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Caperton, William Banks (30 June 1855–21 December 1941), admiral, U.S. Navy, was born in Spring Hill, Tennessee, the son of Samuel B. Caperton and Mary Jane Childress. Following Caperton’s early education at Spring Hill Academy, in 1871 Congressman Washington C. Whitthorne gave him an appointment as midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. Caperton graduated from the academy in 1875 and served for two years as a passed midshipman on board the USS ...

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