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Melancthon Taylor Woolsey

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1782 - Plattsburg, New York CSORN
First Known Service9.4.1800CSORN
FatherMelancthon Lloyd Woolsey (1758–1819)E-WIKI
MotherAlide LivingstonE-WIKI
WifeSusan Cornelia Treadwell - Married c.1816E-WIKI
Last Known Service18.5.1738CSORN
Date of Death18.5.1738CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
9.4.1800 MidshipmanUSNR-1834
24.7.1813 Master CommandantUSNR-1814
27.4.1816 CaptainUSNR-1818

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 18th of June 2022 04:59

July 19, 1812, Captain Melancthon Taylor Woolsey, of USS Oneida, discovered from the masthead of his brig five enemy vessels sailing up to Sacket's Harbor. The British vessels, which belonged to the Provincial Marine, were Royal George; (24 guns), Prince Regent (22 guns), Earl of Moira (20 guns), Governor Simcoe (10 guns), and Seneca (2 guns). The British captured a merchant ship carrying flour nearby and sent its crew shore with the demands that the US surrender USS Oneida and Lord Nelson, a merchant ship that US forces had captured before war was declared. They said that if a shot was fired at them, the British would burn the village of Sacket's Harbor

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 18th of June 2022 04:42

5 June, 1912 USS Oneida brig Captain Melanchthon Woolsey chased two Canadian merchant vessels taking the Lord Nelson

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