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Naval officer

Edward Yorke Mccauley, American naval officer.


Mccauley, Edward Yorke was born on November 2, 1827 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Daniel Smith and Sarah (Yorke) Mccauley.


L.L.D. (honorary), Hobart College, 1892.


Commissioned midshipman United States Navy, 1841, served in ship Constitution, 1846-1848, passed midshipman, 1847. Lieutenant in ship Niagara, assisted in laying Atlantic Cable, 1858, then stationed United States Naval Observatory. Resigned, 1858, became businessman, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Volunteered for service at outbreak Civil War. Commissioned lieutenant commander United States Navy, 1862. Promoted commander, 1866, fleet captain N. Atlantic Squadron at Portsmouth and Boston navy yards, 1867-1868.

Head French department United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Commander ship Lackawanna in Pacific. Superintendent Naval Asylum, Philadelphia.

Commissioned captain, 1872, commodore, 1881, rear admiral, 1885, retired, 1887. Elected to American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1881. Author: A Manual for the Use of Students of Egyptology, 1883.


  • Other Work

    • Author: A Manual for the Use of Students of Egyptology, 1883.


Married Josephine Berkeley, January 28, 1858, 1 son, Carter Nelson Berkeley.

Daniel Smith Mccauley

Sarah (Yorke) Mccauley

Josephine Berkeley