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HERNDON Monument at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland

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With the Zimmerman Bandstand in the background

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Commander William Lewis Herndon 1818-1857
Naval Officer - Explorer - Merchant Captain
In command of the Central America, home-bound with California gold seekers, Captain Herndon lost his life in a gallant effort to save ship and lives during a cyclone off Hatteras, September 12, 1857.
"Forgetful of self, in his death he added a new glory to the annals of the sea" - Maury

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Military Services
Location: Blake Rd (In front of Chapel) Washington, D.C. Suburbs Maryland, US Naval Academy

Nearest Metro: New Carrollton (Orange) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 75005834 (dcMem ID #3200 )

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Wikipedia article on Herndon
USNA website on Herndon
Wikipedia article on USNA
USNA website
Wikipedia article on William Lewis Herndon

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