Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze Edit Profile
Appointed to the United States Naval Academy by President Lincoln from District of Columbia, 1863, graduate 1867.
Appointed to the United States Naval Academy by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, he witnessed part of the Civil War on board the blockade ship Monticello the following summer. His early career brought Leutze various surveying assignments, especially in Central America. In 1897, as commanding officer of Alert, he helped promote the peace when representatives from Costa Rica and Nicaragua met and signed a treaty of peace aboard his ship.
As captain of Monterey during the Spanish–American War, he sailed to reinforce Admiral George Dewey's fleet at Manila, and was present when the city capitulated. A fine administrator, he was promoted to rear admiral in 1907 while Superintendent of the Naval Gun Factory and Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. Admiral Leutze ended his active career as Commandant of both the 3rd Naval District and the New York Navy Yard on 6 June 1912. He died at Brooklyn Naval Hospital on 1 September 1931.
He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery on 6 September 1931 without any "pomp and ritual" at his own request. In 1942, the destroyer USS Leutze (DD-481) was named in his honor. Leutze Park, the main parade ground at the Washington Navy Yard, is named in his honor.
It is used for official change-of-command and retirement ceremonies.
Member Board Inspection and Survey, 1904-1905.
Married Julia Jarvis McAlpine, March 1873. Children: Mary Eugenia (deceased), Trevon Wm.