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Charles Henderson Craven
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
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Charles Henderson, Naval Officer, son of Thomas Tingey Craven, born in Portland, Maine, 30 November 1843, was graduated at the U. S. Naval Academy in 1863, promoted to Ensign, and served in that capacity in the South Atlantic blockading squadron until 1865.

He participated in many of the engagements in the vicinity of Charleston and Savannah during 1863-64, and was attached to the "Housatonic "when she was blown up in February 1864.

During 1865-67 he served in the European squadron on the "Colorado," and was commissioned Lieutenant Commander in November 1866. He then served on the "Wampa-noag," and was made lieutenant commander in March 1868, after which he was attached to the Pacific squadron. Subsequently he served on shore duty at Mare Island, California In 1874 he became executive officer of the "Kearsarge," of the Pacific squadron, and later of the "Monocacy." He was detached from duty in June 1879, broken down by over-work, and was retired in May 1881.

NOTE: Another relative, Conrad Winfield Craven, Captain, United States Navy, is also buried nearby in Section 1.


Courtesy of Michael Stein:

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER CHARLES HENDERSON CRAVEN

Born in Maine (date and year not known)
Died March 1, 1898
 Acting Midshipman September 9, 1860
Ensign May 28, 1863
Master November 10, 1865
Lieutenant November 10, 1866
Lieutenant Commander March 12, 1868
 Midshipman, U.S. Naval Academy 1860-63
Commander, 5th Division at assault on Ft. Sumter September 7, 1863
Served with South Atlantic Blockading Squadron 1863-65
Served onboard USS Colorado, European Squadron 1865-67
Served onboard USS Wampanoag 1868
Served onboard USS Powhatan, Pacific Squadron 1868-69
Served onboard USS Onward, South Pacific Squadron 1869-70
Served onboard USS Nyack, Pacific Fleet 1870-71
Served onboard USS Independence 1872
Served onboard USS Kearsarge, Asiatic Squadron 1872-75
Served at Navy Yard, Mare Island 1876-78
Retired April 21st, 1881



CRAVEN, CHAS H
LT COMM USNAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 03/01/1898
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT:   SITE 162 WEST
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CRAVEN, GERTRUDE D/O CHARLES H
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/06/1875
DATE OF DEATH: 11/27/1951
DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/11/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 162 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 DAUGHTER OF CH CRAVEN - LT CDR USN

CRAVEN, KATHERINE S D/O C H
DATE OF BIRTH: 11/10/1878
DATE OF DEATH: 11/14/1966
DATE OF INTERMENT: 12/02/1966
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 162WH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 DAUGHTER OF CH CRAVEN - LT CDR USN

CRAVEN, MARY FOLGER SHEPARD W/O CHAS H
DATE OF DEATH: 02/12/1926
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION WE  SITE 162
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF CH CRAVEN - LT COMM USNAVY RETD



CH Craven Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2002

Posted: 16 October 2002 Updated: 4 May 2003  Updated: 3 October 2004 Updated: 31 May 2005 Updated: 4 July 2007
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