Rockwell, Charles Henry was born on April 29, 1840 in Chatham, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Review Charles and Mary (Howes).
Educated Sharon, Connecticut, and Philadelphia.
Entered naval service of the United States as acting master, July 5, 1862. Acting volunteer Lieutenant December 16, 1863. Acting volunteer lieutenant commander March 27, 1865.
Acting master United States Navy November 19, 1866. Master March 12, 1868. Lieutenant December 18, 1868.
Lieutenant commander February 26, 1878. Commander October 31, 1888. Captain March 3, 1899.
Retired as rear admiral April 29, 1902. During Civil war took part in numerous engagements and earned commendation from superiors and several promotions by good service. Afterwards followed usual career of naval officer in active service.
Home: Chatham, Mass.
Married Esther H. Gould, April.; married second, Marianna C. Butler.