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GREEN, Francis Marshall, naval officer, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 23 February, 1835. He early became a seaman, and in June, 1861, was appointed acting master in the United States navy, and attached to the sloop "Vincennes," of the West Gulf squadron. Subsequently he saw active service at the passes of the Mississippi, served on the sloop " Oneida," and commanded the steamer "Commodore." In April, 1864, he was promoted to acting volunteer lieutenant, and served on special duty on the "Niagara." Later he commanded the "Boxer," and participated in the capture of Fort Fisher. After the close of the war he was transferred to the regular navy, and in December, 1868, was commissioned lieutenant commander. From 1873 till 1883 he was connected with five expeditions for determining exact latitudes and longitudes in various parts of the world. In July, 1883, he was made commander, and after some time spent on shore duty was given command of the " Yantic." Commander Green has been associated in the publication of government reports, such as "Navigation of the Caribbean Sea" (1877): "A Report on Telegraphic Determination of Longitudes in the West Indies and Central America " (1877); similar reports for South America (1880), and the East In(lies, China, and Japan (1883), and a work on "Geographical Positions" (1883).
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