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..

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

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References[edit]

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