Matthew F. Maury (1806-1873)

Matthew Fontane Maury was a famous hydrographer and commander in the Confederate Navy, known as "Pathfinder of the Seas." In 1842 he was named head of the hydrographical office of the U.S. Navy. He wrote several books and papers on improvements in the Navy. In 1861 he resigned and entered the Confederate Navy as commander. After the war he continued his experiments in Europe and Mexico.

Date:
1865 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES18183
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1064px
Width:
666px
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