George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, U.S.N.

George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, U.S.N. (HM26AO)

Location: Burlington, VT 05401 Chittenden County
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N 44° 28.557', W 73° 13.295'

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Henry T. Mayo, Vice Admiral, U.S.N

George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, U.S.N.

Born in Montpelier, Vermont, George Dewey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1858. Following service in the Civil War, he held several high-ranking administrative positions in the navy. Promoted to Commodore, in 1898 he took command of the Asiatic Squadron.

Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt ordered Dewey to take offensive action in the Philippines in the event of war with Spain. Several days after the declaration of war, on 1 May 1898, he decisively defeated the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay.

Promoted to Admiral of the Navy, the highest rank existing, he returned home to a hero's welcome. At his death, his body lay in state under the capitol dome in Washington, DC.

Henry T. Mayo, Vice Admiral, U.S.N.

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Henry T. Mayo entered the United States Naval Academy at 16 and graduated in 1876. Rising steadily through the ranks, he became Commodore in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet in 1916 just prior to the United States entry into World War I. His body rests at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vermont.
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Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 641438 N 4926275
Decimal Degrees44.47595000, -73.22158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 28.557', W 73° 13.295'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 28' 33.42" N, 73° 13' 17.7" W
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Area Code(s)802
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 College St, Burlington VT 05401, US
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