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Naval officer

Robert Wiley Milligan, American naval officer. Served on United States Ship Mackinaw in N. Atlantic Blockading Squadron during Civil War, participating in both battles of Fort Fisher, fall of Wilmington, North Carolina, and fall of Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia.

Background

Milligan, Robert Wiley was born on April 8, 1843 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of James and Mary (Thornton) Milligan.

Education

Education public and high schools, Philadelphia.

Career

Entered United States Navy, as 3d assistant engineer, August 3, 1863. 2d assistant engineer, July 25, 1866. Passed assistant engineer, March 25, 1874.

Chief engineer, February 20, 1892. Commander, March 3, 1899. Captain, November 7, 1902.

Advanced to rank of rear admiral and retired, April 8, 1905.

Membership

Served on United States Ship Mackinaw in N. Atlantic Blockading Squadron during Civil War, participating in both battles of Fort Fisher, fall of Wilmington, North Carolina, and fall of Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia.

Connections

Married Sarah Ann Du Bois, February 17, 1870.

father:
James Milligan

mother:
Mary (Thornton) Milligan

spouse:
Sarah Ann Du Bois