Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze
|Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze|
Tōgō Heihachirō and Leutze circa 1911
November 16, 1847|
|Died||September 1, 1931
Brooklyn Naval Hospital, New York City
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1863–1912|
|Commands held||USS Alert
|Battles/wars||American Civil War
|Relations||Emanuel Leutze (father)|
Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze (16 November 1847 – 1 September 1931) was an admiral of the United States Navy.
He was born on November 16, 1847 to Emanuel Leutze in Düsseldorf, Prussia. Appointed to the United States Naval Academy by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, he witnessed part of the Civil War on board the blockade ship Monticello the following summer.
His early career brought Leutze various surveying assignments, especially in Central America. In 1897, as commanding officer of Alert, he helped promote the peace when representatives from Costa Rica and Nicaragua met and signed a treaty of peace aboard his ship. As captain of Monterey during the Spanish–American War, he sailed to reinforce Admiral George Dewey's fleet at Manila, and was present when the city capitulated.
A fine administrator, he was promoted to rear admiral in 1907 while Superintendent of the Naval Gun Factory and Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. Admiral Leutze ended his active career as Commandant of both the 3rd Naval District and the New York Navy Yard on 6 June 1912. He died at Brooklyn Naval Hospital on 1 September 1931.
Leutze Park, the main parade ground at the Washington Navy Yard, is named in his honor. It is used for official change-of-command and retirement ceremonies.
- "Leutze". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
- "Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze, Rear Admiral, USN". arlingtoncemetery.net. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
- "Rear Admiral Eugene Henry Cozzens Leutze USN (1847–1931)". destroyerhistory.org. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
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