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Warren, Augustus Alexander, 1826-1885



  • Existence: 1826 - 1885


Augustus Alexander Warren was a warrant officer with the United States Navy in the mid-1800s. He was born to a French mother and an English father in Havre, France, in February of either 1826 or 1827. When a young man, Warren emigrated to Kittery, Maine, where he became a U.S. citizen in 1853 and received his commission as a sail-maker with the Navy the same year. Soon after, he set to sea on the USS Decatur to defend Seattle against the Native Americans in the northeast. Warren also sailed in support of the Charles Francis Hall Arctic expedition in 1871 and along the coast of South America in the 1880s.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Augustus Alexander Warren papers

Identifier: MS-868
Date(s): 1849 to 1886

Augustus Alexander Warren, sailmaker in the U. S. Navy. The collection contains holographs and typescripts of his recollections of voyages made on the USS Decator and other vessels. A logbook, correspondence, sketches, drawings and photographs are also included.

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