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SARTORI, Lewis Constant, naval officer, born in Bloomsbury, Burlington County, New Jersey, 3 June, 1812. He entered the navy as a midshipman. 2 February, 1829, was promoted to lieutenant, 8 September, 1841, and during the Mexican war was attached to the bomb-brig "Stromboli," in which he participated in the capture of Goatzacoaleas and Tabasco in 1847-'8. He next served in the Mediterranean squadron, and was in the sloop "John Adams," of the Pacific squadron, in 1855-'6, during which time he commanded an expedition, and had engagements with the Feejees. Upon his return from this cruise he was on duty at the Philadelphia navy-yard in 1857-'8. He was promoted to commander, 7 April, 1861, and assigned to the steamer " Flag" on the South Atlantic blockade, He commanded the sloop-of-war " Portsmouth" in the Western Gulf blockading squadron in 1863-'5, and the steamer " Agawam." of the North Atlantic squadron, in 1865-'6. He was promoted to cap-rain, 26 September, 1866. served in the North Pacific squadron in 1868-'70, was made commodore, 12 December, 1873, and retired, 3 June, 1874.
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