01 May 2010

Frank Hamilton Newcomb (1846-1934)

The Navy destroyer USS Newcomb was named after him. In 1900 he received a Congressional Gold Medal.

B.M. Newcomb wrote:

Mr. Newcomb served in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War; was appointed mate Nov. 1863; resigned 6 May 1865. In 1873 he was nominated by the President as 3rd Lieutenant in the Revenue Marine; in 1877, was Lieutenant on the Revenue Cutter "Johnson" stationed at Milwaukee, Wis. As commander of the tug "Hudson" in the Spanish War, he distinguished himself in the battle of Cardenas and was awarded a special gold medal by Congress. He later became a Captain and retired with rank of Capt. Commandant U.S. Coast Guard.

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