Charles Henderson Craven
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
Henderson, Naval Officer, son of Thomas Tingey Craven,
born in Portland, Maine, 30 November 1843, was graduated at the U. S. Naval
Academy in 1863, promoted to Ensign, and served in that capacity in the
South Atlantic blockading squadron until 1865.
He participated in many of the engagements in the vicinity of Charleston and Savannah during 1863-64, and was attached to the "Housatonic "when she was blown up in February 1864.
During 1865-67 he served in the European squadron on the "Colorado," and was commissioned Lieutenant Commander in November 1866. He then served on the "Wampa-noag," and was made lieutenant commander in March 1868, after which he was attached to the Pacific squadron. Subsequently he served on shore duty at Mare Island, California In 1874 he became executive officer of the "Kearsarge," of the Pacific squadron, and later of the "Monocacy." He was detached from duty in June 1879, broken down by over-work, and was retired in May 1881.
NOTE: Another relative, Conrad
Winfield Craven, Captain, United States Navy, is also buried nearby
in Section 1.
Courtesy of Michael Stein:
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER CHARLES HENDERSON CRAVEN
Born in Maine (date and year not known)
CRAVEN, CHAS H
LT COMM USNAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 03/01/1898
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SITE 162 WEST
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
CRAVEN, GERTRUDE D/O CHARLES H
CRAVEN, KATHERINE S D/O C H
CRAVEN, MARY FOLGER SHEPARD W/O CHAS H
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2002
Posted: 16 October 2002 Updated: 4 May 2003 Updated: 3 October 2004 Updated: 31 May 2005 Updated: 4 July 2007