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BOYLE, Juntas J., naval officer, born in Maryland about 1802; died in Norfolk, Virginia, 11 August, 1870. He was appointed midshipman in the navy from the District of Columbia in 1823, cruised in the sloop-of-war "Peacock" in the Pacific in 1827, and joined the Mediterranean squadron as a passed midshipman in 1829. He was commissioned lieutenant, 21 June, 1832. After nine years of sea duty on board the frigates "Delaware " and "Contress," most of the time in the Mediterranean, he served from 1843 till 1855 on different store-ships and in the schooner "Bonito " of the home squadron. He was commissioned commodore, 16 July, 1862, and was in command of the naval asylum at Philadelphia in 1863-'5.
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