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Naval officer

Charles Stanhope Cotton, American naval officer. Served on St. Lawrence, 1861; member Naval Retiring Board, 1900.

Background

Cotton, Charles Stanhope was born on February 15, 1843 in Milwaukee. Son of Lester Holt and Mary Ann Cotton.

Education

Appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Wisconsin, 1858. Ordered into active service, May, 1861.

Career

Promoted ensign, November 11, 1862. Advanced through grades to rear admiral, February 27, 1900.

Membership

Served on St. Lawrence, 1861. Member Naval Retiring Board, 1900.

Connections

Married August 30, 1865, Miss R. C. Robertson.

father:
Lester Holt

mother:
Mary Ann Cotton

spouse:
August 30