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Prominent United States Navy hero Samuel Francis Du Pont dies suddenly in Philadelphia

Samuel Francis Du Pont, detail
06/23/1865
Rear-Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont, a leading naval leader in the recent war, and the architect of one of the North's first naval victories at Port Royal, South Carolina in November 1861, died suddenly while on a visit to Philadelphia from his home in Delaware. Removed from command in 1863 after a failed naval attack on Charleston, he was later vindicated and DuPont Circle in Washington D.C. was named in his honor in 1882.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Obituary; Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont," New York Times, June 24, 1865

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