1845 to 1923
Sigsbee, career naval officer, was born in Albany,
New York on January 16, 1845. Upon graduating from
the Naval Academy in 1863 he began a career which
would be remembered, primarily, for his service
as the last Captain of the U.S.S. Maine in 1898.
At the start of his career he served under the two
most famous Union naval commanders of the Civil
War. He was first assigned to the West Gulf Blockade
Squadron under Admiral David G. Farragut, serving
on the Monogahela and Brooklyn. It was aboard the
Brooklyn, the first of the wooden vessels to run
past the guns of Fort Morgan, that Sigsbee took
part in the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864.
Sigsbee was then transferred to the North Atlantic
Blockading Squadron . . ."
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