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PRENTISS, George Aldrich, naval officer, born in Keene, New Hampshire. in 1809, died near Charleston, South Carolina, 8 April, 1868. His father, John (1777-1873), served in the New Hampshire legislature, established the " New Hampshire Sentinel," which he conducted for forty-nine years, and at his death was the oldest editor in New England. The son entered the United States navy as midshipman on 1 March, 1825, was on duty at the Portsmouth navy-yard, served in the sloop-of-war "Lexington" in 1827, and, after a three-years' cruise, returned to this country. He was on the sloop-of-war "Boston" in the Mediterranean, was promoted lieutenant on 9 February, 1837, and was attached to the receiving-ship " Ohio" at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1843. On 14 September, 1845, he became commander, and on 16 July, 1860, he was made commodore on the retired list.
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