William A. T. Maddox

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William A.T. Maddox
Born 1814 (1814)
Died 1889 (aged 74–75)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Rank Second Lieutenant, Brevet Captain
Battles/wars Indian Wars
Mexican-American War

William A. T. Maddox (1814 – January 1, 1889) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Born in Charles County, Maryland, in 1814, commanded a volunteer company in the Creek and Seminole Wars in 1836, and was appointed 2nd lieutenant in the Marine Corps on October 14, 1837. Serving in the Mexican-American War, he was breveted captain for “gallant and meritorious conduct” as Military Commandant of the Middle District of California during a Mexican uprising at Monterey and during the Battle of Santa Clara, California, January 3, 1847.

Captain Maddox retired in 1880 and died in Washington, D.C..


Three ships, USS Maddox, have been named for him.

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This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.