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Posted By: beardedbruce
13-Mar-18 - 08:04 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
Subject: RE: Origins: Roll, Alabama Roll
From wiki:

Herbert Winslow (1848 – September 25, 1914) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy.

He was born in 1848 in Roxbury, Massachusetts to John Ancrum Winslow. He entered the Navy Academy in July 1865 and graduated four years later. He married Elizabeth Maynard (December 1854 - March 3, 1899), daughter of Lafayette Maynard, in 1876. He commanded the USS Fern at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba on July 3, 1898. His wife died in 1899.[3] He retired on September 22, 1910 on account of his age and moved to Cherbourg, France.

He was a hereditary companion of the Massachusetts Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States by right of his father's service in the Union Navy during the American Civil War.

He died in Florence, Italy on September 25, 1914.