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date: 10 December 2019

Perry, Matthew Calbraithlocked

(10 April 1794–04 March 1858)
  • David L. Anderson

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Perry, Matthew Calbraith (10 April 1794–04 March 1858), naval officer, was born in Newport, Rhode Island, the son of Christopher Raymond Perry and Sarah Wallace Alexander. His father sailed on naval vessels and privateers during the Revolutionary War and later became a successful captain of merchant ships. Calbraith, as he was known to family and friends, entered the U.S. Navy as a midshipman in 1809, before his fifteenth birthday. His first ship was the USS ...

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