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Naval officer

Charles James Barclay, American naval officer.

Background

Barclay, Charles James was born on September 8, 1843 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William J. and Anna (Musgrave) Barclay.

Education

Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1863.

Career

Promoted ensign, October 1, 1863. Advanced through grades to rear admiral, September 11, 1903. On board Wachusett, Brazilian Squadron, 1863-1864.

Participated in capture of Confederate cruiser Florida in harbor of Bahia, Brazil, October 7, 1864. Commanded Raleigh. January-March 1897, Amphitrite, 1897-1898. Commandant Naval War College, 1900.

Retired September 8, 1905. Home: Brookline, Mass.

Connections

Married Annie T. Tobey, February 1868.

father:
William J. Barclay

mother:
Anna (Musgrave) Barclay

spouse:
Annie T. Tobey