Benjamin Franklin Sands

[Benjamin Franklin Sands] Rear-admiral in the United States Navy. Born on 11 February 1811 in Baltimore, Maryland; died on 30 June 1883 in Washington, DC. He became a convert in 1850. After holding important commands in the Civil War he was made superintendent of the Naval Observatory, Washington, 1867, and raised its standards to rival the best in Europe. Three of his sons served in the navy and one in the army.

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