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ROZE, Pierre Gustave, French naval of Facer, born in Mimes in 1812; died in Paris in 1882. He entered the navy as midshipman in 1826, was promoted post-captain in 1856 and attached to the stations of the West Indies and South America. In January, 1862, he was appointed commodore of the fleet to operate in Mexico, and transported to Vera Cruz the division of General Lorencez (q. v.). In the following March he was appointed military commander of Vera Cruz and fortified the city, holding off the Mexicans after the retreat of Lorencez and before the arrival of succor front France. For those services he was promoted rear-admiral, 19 July, 1862, and he remained in command of the French navy in Mexico till the withdrawal of General Bazaine, when he was sent to China. He was promoted vice-admiral, 26 May, 1869, and retired in 1877. He published "Resume des operations navales pendant la guerre du Mexique" (Paris, 1869).
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