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CORBIN, Thomas G., naval officer, born in Virginia, 13 August, 1820; died in 1886. He was appointed a midshipman, 15 May, 1838, served on the coast survey and in the Brazilian and Pacific squadrons, was commissioned lieutenant, 10 June, 1852, and employed in the survey of the River Plata during 1853-'5. He was attached to the steamer "Wabash," of the South Atlantic blockading squadron, in 1861-'3, and at the battle of Port Royal, 7 November, 1861, taking part in the capture of Forts Beauregard and Walker. He was commissioned commander, 16 July, 1862, and was commandant at the naval academy in 1863. In 1864-'5 he commanded the steamer "Augusta," served as fleet-captain of the West India squadron in 1865-'6, was commissioned captain, 25 July, 1866, made his last cruise in command of the flagship "Guerriere," of the South Atlantic squadron, in 1868, and afterward served on ordnance duty at Philadelphia. He was retired 5 January, 1874.
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