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Stockton, Robert Field, 1795-1866



  • Existence: 1795 - 1866

Robert Field Stockton (August 20, 1795 – October 7, 1866) was a United States Navy commodore, notable in the capture of California during the Mexican–American War. He was a naval innovator and an early advocate for a propeller-driven, steam-powered navy. Stockton was from a notable political family and also served as a U.S. senator from New Jersey.

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Robert Field Stockton letters

Webster Mss 828414
Identifier: Mss 828414
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