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MANLEY, Henry De Haven, naval officer, born in Chester, Pennsylvania, 20 December, 1839. He was graduated at the United States naval academy in 1860, promoted master, 19 September, 1861, and was on board the frigate "Congress" when she was destroyed by the "Merrimac" at Newport News. He was favorably mentioned in the reports of that action, and promoted lieutenant on 16 July, 1862. In the first attack on Morris island he commanded the boats of the "Canandaigua," aiding in the capture of the lower end of the island. He participated in all the subsequent attacks on Fort Sumter and other works in Charleston harbor, and commanded the " Canandaigua" and four other vessels in the blockade of Charleston, South Carolina He was promoted lieutenant-commander on 25 July, 1866, served on the flag-ships of the European and Brazilian stations, was commissioned as commander on 5 April, 1874, circumnavigated the globe in command of the " Ranger" and the "Alert" in 1878-'9, and was retired from active service on 31 January, 1883, on account of loss of hearing and failure of health caused by hard service.
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