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James F. Schenck

James Findlay Schenck
Born (1807-06-11)June 11, 1807
Franklin, Ohio
Died December 21, 1882(1882-12-21) (aged 75)
Dayton, Ohio
Place of burial Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1825–1869
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Saginaw
St. Lawrence

Mexican–American War

Cochinchina Campaign
Relations Robert C. Schenck (brother)

James Findlay Schenck (11 June 1807 – 21 December 1882) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy who served in the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War.


Born in Franklin, Ohio, he was the son of William C. Schenck, the founder of Franklin. He entered West Point as a cadet in the class of 1826, but left before graduation. Schenck was appointed midshipman in the United States Navy in 1825. During service in the Mexican–American War, he served under Commodore Stockton at Santa Barbara, San Pedro, Los Angeles, Guaymas, and Mazatlan. At Santa Barbara, in 1846, he raised with his own hands the first American flag to fly in California. He was highly commended for his service.

Since Saginaw became unseaworthy early in the Civil War, Schenck decommissioned his ship on 3 January 1862, proceeded home without waiting for orders, and was at once given command of St. Lawrence in the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. Schenck commanded Powhatan and the 3rd Division of Admiral David Dixon Porter's fleet in operations against Fort Fisher, and he was mentioned for gallantry in Admiral Porter's action report. He was promoted to rear admiral on 21 September 1868 and retired on 11 June 1869.

Rear Admiral Schenck died at Dayton, Ohio and is interred in the Woodland Cemetery in Dayton.



External links

  • : Warren County Local History by Dallas BoganFranklin's Admiral James Findlay Schenck

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