French Ensor Chadwick
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|French Ensor Chadwick|
February 28, 1844|
Morgantown, West Virginia
|Died||January 27, 1919(aged 74)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Commands held||Office of Naval Intelligence|
Civil War Campaign Medal
West Indies Campaign Medal
Rear Admiral French Ensor Chadwick USN (February 28, 1844 – January 27, 1919) was a United States Navy officer who became prominent in the naval reform movement of the post-Civil War era. He was particularly noted for his contributions to naval education, and served as President of the Naval War College from 1900–1903.
A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, he attended the United States Naval Academy from 1861 to 1864. During the Civil War years, the Academy was relocated from Annapolis, Maryland to Newport, Rhode Island, due to concerns about secessionist sympathy in Maryland, a border state. In 1881, Lt Commander Chadwick led the investigation into the fog signals at Little Gull Island Light in Long Island Sound after the Galatea ran around in the fog during the evening of May 12, 1881.
He was also a noted historian who wrote several published books, including a noted work on The Causes of the Civil War.
- "Naval War College Presidents". Retrieved 2015-08-31.
- New York Times, "Don't Believe your Ears", Feb 22, 1891
- History of American Steam Navigation, John H. Morrison, W. F. Sametz & CO., New York, 1908, pg 587
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- Register of French Ensor Chadwick Papers, Naval War College - Includes a biographical sketch
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