Daniel D. V. Stuart
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
STUART DIES AT AGE OF 84
Veteran of Three Wars Had Been Retired More Than A Score of Years
Was Midshipman in 1862
Took Part in Pursuit of the Alabama
Fought Also in War With Spain and in Philippine Campaign
WASHINGTON, April 14, 1932 – Rear Admiral Daniel D. V. Stuart, retired, a veteran of three wars, died yesterday at his home here after a long illness. He was born in Albany, New York, eighty-four years ago.
During the Civil War he was a Midshipman aboard the USS Macedonia while that ship was chasing the famous Confederate raider Alabama. He commanded the USS Mangrove in the Spanish-American War, and, having received no notice of the armistice, captured two Spanish gunboats the day after peace had been declared.
Funeral services will be held here. Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery.
While a student at the Albany Academy, Admiral Stuart left in 1862 to fight in the Union Navy as a Midshipman. After the war he entered Annapolis, graduating in 1869. In the course of the following forty years he received promotion through the successive grades until he reached that of Rear Admiral on September 6, 1909. Two weeks later he was retired by operation of law.
During the Philippine campaign Admiral Stuart commanded the Isla de Luzon, the Don Juan de Austria and the Yorktown. Medals were awarded him for his work in the Civil War, the war with Spain and the operations in the Philippines.
He was a Companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States and of the Military Order of the World War. His clubs included the Army and Navy of New York and Washington, the Catholic of New York and the University of Washington.
He married in 1883 Alicia A. Smith of New York.
STUART, ALICIA S W/O DANIEL D V
Posted: 21 December 2007