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Oliver S. Glisson
Birth: Jan. 18, 1809
Death: Nov. 20, 1890

United States Navy Rear Admiral. He entered the United States Navy as a Midshipman in 1826, and served the next forty four years in the naval service. During the Mexican War he commanded the "USS Reefer" as it served in Commodore Matthew Perry's squadron. In the 1850s he commanded he warship "USS Powhatan" in the East India Squadron, and was present in Japan when Commodore Perry made his 1852 to 1854 expedition to open that country to Western trade. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he was assigned to command the "USS Mount Vernon" in the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. Promoted to Captain on July 16, 1862, he then briefly commanded the "USS Iroquois" and "USS Mohican" before being assigned command of the steamer "USS Santiago de Cuba", which he helmed through the end of the war. He participated in both the December 1864 and January 1865 combined Army-Naval operations against Fort Fisher, North Carolina as commander of the Third Naval Division, and was specifically cited by overall Naval commander Admiral David D. Porter for his efforts in covering the landing of the Union invasion forces. Promoted to Commodore on July 25, 1866 and Rear Admiral on June 10, 1870, he commanded to United States Naval station at League Island, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the United states Navy European Squadron before being retired on January 18, 1871. He died at his home in Philadelphia in 1890. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Pamela A Parker Glisson (1816 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  William Everard Glisson (____ - 1857)*
  Oliver Spencer Glisson (1845 - 1929)*
  Copeland Parker Glisson (1847 - 1851)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlands Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jan 08, 2010
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Oliver S. Glisson
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Oliver S. Glisson
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Oliver S. Glisson
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