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GREEN, Charles, naval officer, born in Connecticut in 1814; died in Providence, Rhode Island, 7 April, 1887. He entered the United States navy, 1 May, 1826, became passed midshipman, 28 April, 1832, lieutenant, 8 March, 183'7, commander, 14 September, 1855, captain, 16 July, 1862, and commodore, 4 April, 1867. On account of incapacity resulting from long and faithful service he was placed on the retired list, 15 November, 1862. When commanding the "Jamestown " in 1861-'2, and on blockade duty off Savannah, Georgia, Fernandina, Florida, and Wilmington, North Carolina, he took six prizes. While on the coast of Florida he sent out a boat-expedition and destroyed the bark "Alvarado " under the guns of the fort at Fernandina.
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