Robert Harris Wyman Edit Profile
Studied Philadelphia Naval School, 1842.
Appointed midshipman United States Navy, 1837, assigned to steamer Independence, 1838. Sailed in ship John Adams (commanded by his father) to East Indies, 1838-1840. Served under Commodore David Conner in Home Squadron in Mexican War.
Commanded expedition up Rappahannock River, destroying Confederate property, 1862. Took part in capture of Port Royal, South Carolina. Commanded gunboat Sonoma, 1863, captured Confederate ships Britannia and Lizzi.
In charge of Hydrographic Office, Washington, District of Columbia, 1871. Commissioned rear admiral, 1878, in command of North America Squadron. Author: Coasts of Chile, Bolivia and Peru, 1876.
Navigation of Coasts and Islands in Mediterranean Sea, 1872.
Married Emily Madeline Dallas, September 27, 1847, 3 children.