STEPHEN DECATUR (1779-1820), American naval commander, was born at Sinnepuxent, Maryland, on the 5th of January 1779, and entered the United States navy as a midshipman in 1798.
See Mackenzie, Life of Decatur (Boston, 1846).
Below Decatur to Florence, a distance of 38 m.
On the 8th of October Rodgers and Decatur sailed - the first on a cruise to the east, the second to the south.
His plan of operations was directed primarily to the seizure of the Decatur railway, by which the Confederate commander, General J.
The Illinois State Convention of the Republican party, held at Decatur on the 9th and 10th of May 1860, amid great enthusiasm declared Abraham Lincoln its first choice for the presidential nomination, and instructed the delegation to the National Convention to cast the vote of the state as a unit for him.
The Confederates now abandoned all idea of regaining the Decatur line, and based themselves on Jonesboro' and the Macon railway.
They were also much engaged in seeking for the American cruisers under Rodgers, Decatur and Bainbridge.
At Decatur (pop. 1418 in 1900), a residential suburb, 6 m.