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BEAUMONT, John G., naval officer, born in Pennsylvania, 27 August 1821; died 2 August 1882. He entered the navy as midshipman, 1 March 1838, and obtained promotion as master, 30 August 1851; lieutenant, 29 August 1855 ; commander, July 1862 ; captain, 1872. He participated as commander of the steamer "Aroostook," of the North Atlantic blockading squadron, in the severe engagement with the confederate batteries at Fort Darling, was attached to the South Atlantic blockading squadron in 1862-'3, was engaged as commander of a monitor in attacks on the fortifications in Charleston harbor, and took a prominent part in the capture of Fort Wagner. He commanded the steamer "Mackinaw," of the North Atlantic blockading squadron, in the two attacks on Fort Fisher, when his vessel was badly injured by the shot and shell from the enemy's batteries.
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