Born at New York City, October 29, 1848, he took the name of his grandfather, Nathan Sargent, by Act of Congress, 1866. He received his prepatory education at Emerson Institute and Gonzaga College, Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Montana in 1866 and graduated in 1870. He married Isabel Hill, April 26, 1879.
He was promoted to Ensign, July 1871; Master, July 1874; Lieutenant, January 1881; Lieutenant Commander, March 1899; Commander, September 1901; Captain, May 13, 1906. He commanded the USS Scorpion and USS Machias, Atlantic Fleet, 1899-1901; USS Baltimore, Asiatic Fleet, 1904-06. He was a member of the Navy General Board.
He made his home in Washington, D.C. until his death there December 5, 1907. He is buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery, beneath an ornate private memorial which features an Angel blowing a horn. His wife, Isabel Hill Sargent, is buried with him.
December 13, 1866
Mr. Morrill presented the petition of Nathan Dustin, praying that his name may be changed to that of Nathan Sargent; which was referred to the Committee on the District of Columbia.
Dustin, Nathan, petition … 33
Dustin, Nathan Sargent–(See bill S. 470.)
Dustin, Nathan Sargent, may change his name by dropping the name of Dustin and bearing that of Nathan Sargent … 255 to take effect January 1, 1867 … 255
Sargent, Nathan, to be the name of the person heretofore called Nathan Sargent Dustin
Dustin, Nathan Sargent, bill (S. No. 470) to authorize the change of a name … 96, 181, 1116, 1939, 1958, 1992
- CAPT US NAVY
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/05/1907
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 W DIV SITE 232
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
SARGENT, ISABEL HILL W/O NATHAN
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/14/1924
- BURIED AT: SECTION W-E SITE 232
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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