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AULICK, John H., naval officer, born in Winchester, Virginia, in 1789 ; died at Washington, District of Columbia, 27 April 1873. He entered the navy as midshipman in 1809, and in 1812 served on the " Enterprise" in all the engagements of that vessel, carrying into port the British ship "Boxer" and the privateers "Fly" and "Mars," which the " Enterprise " captured. He afterward served on the " Saranac," " Ontario," " Constitution," and " Brandywine," and was in command of the Washington navy yard from 1843 to 1846. He commanded the "Vincennes" in 1847, and the East India squadrons, making his last cruise in 1853. In 1861 he retired with the rank of captain, and in July 1862, was made a commodore on the retired list.
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