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GLIDDEN, George Dana Boardlnan, naval officer, born in Ellsworth, Maine, 15 April, 1844" died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 25 January 1885. He was graduated at the United States naval academy in 1863, and in the same year was made ensign. His first year of service was passed on the "Seminole," of the Western Gulf blockading squadron. He took part in the battle of Mobile Bay, 5 August, 1864, where he received the highest commendations from his commanding officer. From 1865 till 1867 he served on the "Wyoming," of the East India squadron. He was appointed master in 1866, lieutenant in 1867, lieutenant commander in 1868, and commander in 1883. He was engaged with the Asiatic squadron from 1867 till 1869, when he was stationed at the Naval academy. In 1870 and 1871 he commanded the " Tennessee." He served with the "Wachusett," of the European fleet, from 1872 till 1874, and with the " Omaha," of the Pacific fleet, from 1875 till 1877. He was on duty at the Boston navy yard in 1878. His last service was in Asiatic waters, where he commanded the "Palos," from which he was detached in 1884.
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