BREESE, Samuel Livingston [1794-1870] -- American naval officer, V:1812, Rear Admiral
Rear Admiral (1862)
BREESE, Samuel Livingston, naval officer, was born at Utica, NY, in 1794.
He began his naval career as midshipman in 1810,
was commissioned Leutenant in 1816, and captain in 1841.
In 1845 he was attached to the Mediterranean squadron in command of the frigate Cumberland,
and during the Mexican war took part in the capture of Tuspan, Tabasco, and Vera Cruz.
He was assigned to special duty on the great lakes in 1848;
had command of the Norfolk navy yard from 1853 to 1855;
of the Mediterranean squadron from 1856 to 1859;
and of the Brooklyn navy yard from 1859 to 1861.
In July, 1862, he was commissioned commodore.
He was created rear-admiral on the retired list in September, 1862,
and appointed light-house inspector.
In 1869 he was port admiral at Philadelphia, and died at Mount Airy, PA, Dec. 17, 1870.