Samuel W. Preston

Samuel W. Preston

United States Navy Officer
Born Apr 6, 1840

"Samuel Preston" redirects here. For the British pop performer, see Samuel Preston Samuel W. Preston (6 April 1840 – 15 January 1865) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War.

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1840 Birth Born on April 6, 1840.


1861 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Graduating first in his class, 9 May 1861, he was appointed Acting Master on 4 October 1861, and Lieutenant 1 August 1862.
1863 23 Years Old Captured by Confederate forces during an attack on Fort Sumter on 8 September 1863, he was taken to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, and exchanged in the fall of 1864.
1864 24 Years Old Ordered to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron as Flag-Lieutenant to Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter, he participated in the attacks on Fort Fisher on 24–25 December 1864, and 15 January 1865. … Read More
1865 25 Years Old Died on January 15, 1865.
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