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Ammen, Daniel

Born: 1819 AD
Died: 1898 AD

1820 – Born on May 15th in Brown County, Ohio. American naval officer and author.

1834 – He was appointed midshipman on July 7th, and ordered to West Point, where he studied for three months, under his brother Jacob Ammen, later a brigadier general in the United States Army.

1849 – He was appointed lieutenant on November 4th.

1869 – He was chief of the Bureau of Yards and Docks.

1871 – He was chief of the Bureau of Navigation until his retirement.

1872 – He was appointed member of a commission to examine and report on the feasibility of constructing a canal through Nicaragua.

1877 – He became rear admiral on December 11th.

1879 – He was sent as a delegate to a congress in Paris to discuss Isthmian canal questions.

1883-1891 – Among his works are "The Atlantic Coast" (New York); "Recollections of Grant"; "The Old Navy and the New" (autobiographical); "Country Homes and Their Improvements"; "Fallacies of the Interoceanic Transit Questions," and various contributions to current literature.

1898 – Died on July 11th in Washington, D.C.