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Military officer , Civil War Veteran

Francis Asbury Roe, military officer, Civil War Veteran.


Roe, Francis Asbury was born on October 4, 1823.


Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, June 1847.


Officer of Porpoise, 1854, had an action with 13 heavily armored pirate junks, at Koulan Bay, China, destroying 6 and dispersing the others. Officer of Pensacola, 1861, when it passed down the Potomac through nine miles of Confederate batteries, under constant fire.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Naval Duties and Discipline, 1864.