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FILLEBROWN, Thomas Scott, naval officer, born in the District of Columbia, 13 August 1834; died in New York City, 26 September 1884. He was appointed to the navy from Maine as a midshipman, 19 October 1841: was promoted to passed midshipman, 10 August 1847 ; became lieutenant, 15 September 1855 ; lieutenant commander, 16 July 1862; commander, 25 July 1866 ; captain, 6 January 1874 ; and commodore, 7 May 1883. He was present in all the operations on the gulf coast during the Mexican war, and took part in the North Pacific and Paraguay expeditions. In 1863 he was placed in command of the steamboat "Chenango," and while proceeding down New York harbor lost four officers and thirty men through the explosion of a boiler. He also commanded the ironclad "Passaic," operating against Fort Sumter in May 1864, the ironclad "Morttauk," in the attack on Battery Pringle, Stono River, South Carolina, in July of the same year, and the steamer "Sonoma," of the South Atlantic blockading squadron, in 1864'5. He was also present at the engagement with Confederate batteries in Tagoda River, South Carolina, in February 1865. At the close of the war he was assigned to special duty at the navy department in Washington, where he remained until just before his last illness.
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