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Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside (Library of Congress)

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Stephen Bleecker Luce

Rear Admiral Stephen Bleecker Luce
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Rear Admiral Stephen Bleecker Luce commanded the Nantucket during the siege of Charleston but is best known for his career after the war. In 1884, he founded the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

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