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Naval officer

Robert Harris Wyman, American naval officer.

Background

Wyman, Robert Harris was born on July 12, 1822 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Thomas White and Sarah (Harris) Wyman.

Education

Studied Philadelphia Naval School, 1842.

Career

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.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Coasts of Chile, Bolivia and Peru, 1876. Navigation of Coasts and Islands in Mediterranean Sea, 1872.

Connections

Married Emily Madeline Dallas, September 27, 1847, 3 children.

father:
Thomas White Wyman

mother:
Sarah (Harris) Wyman

spouse:
Emily Madeline Dallas