Cadwalader Ringgold (1802-1867)

Cadwalader Ringgold was a Union rear admiral during the Civil War. In 1854 he commanded the North Pacific exploring expedition which reached China in March. Remaining to protect foreigners, he suffered an attack of intermittent fever that damaged him physically and mentally. Commodore Matthew Perry had him judged insane and sent him home. Ringgold improved considerably, was promoted to captain and returned to the active list. Commanding the USS Sabine, he rescued a battalion of 400 Marines from the USS Governor, which was sinking off the coast of South Carolina. He then rescued the rudderless USS Vermont, again displaying outstanding seamanship, and earned a vote of thanks from Congress. In 1866 he was made rear admiral.

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES20165
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
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1212px
Width:
726px
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