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Charles Stewart (28 July 1778 - 6 November 1869) was an officer in the United States Navy.

Born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Stewart went to sea at the age of thirteen as a cabin boy and rose through the grades to become master of a merchantman. He grew up with Captain Stephen Decatur and Richard Sommers. During the Quasi-War with France, Stewart was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Navy on 9 March 1798 and joined the frigate United States for a cruise in the West Indies. He took command of the schooner Experiment on 16 July 1800 and soon captured two armed French vessels and freed several captured American ships.

After brief command of Chesapeake in 1801 and service in Constellation in 1802, Stewart sailed to the Mediterranean in command of the brig Syren. There, he participated in the destruction of Philadelphia after her capture by Tripoli, helped to maintain the blockade of Tripoli, and distinguished himself in assaults on the enemy in August and September 1804. After the First Barbary War, he participated in a show of force at Tunis and returned home as captain in 1806. On the outbreak of the War of 1812, Stewart commanded, successively, Argus, Hornet, and Constellation.

Since Constellation was closely blockaded in Norfolk by the British, he took command of Constitution at Boston in 1813. He made two brilliant cruises in her between 1813 and 1815. The frigate captured HMS Cyane and HMS Levant on 20 February 1815.

Stewart's later service included command of the American Mediterranean squadron from 1816 to 1820 and of one in the Pacific from 1820 to 1824. He served as a Naval Commissioner from 1830 to 1832 and commanded the Philadelphia Navy Yard from 1838 to 1841, in 1846, and again from 1854 to 1861. By a bill passed on 2 March 1859, Congress made Stewart “senior flag officer,” an office created for him in recognition of his distinguished and meritorious service. He became rear admiral on the retired list on 16 July 1862, and he died at Bordentown, New Jersey, on 6 November 1869. In the late 19th century, his estate became the site of the Bordentown School, a residential high school academic and vocational training program.

He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA.

Several nephews served in the Navy, including Commodore Charles Stewart McCauley.

His grandson, Charles Stewart Parnell, was a prominent Irish political leader who fought for Irish home rule until his death in 1891.

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Interviewing Principles and Practices
2017 - Interviewing Principles and Practices (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781259870538
ISBN-10: 1259870537
Genres: Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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Fighting for the Speakership The House and the Rise of Party Government
2012 - Fighting for the Speakership the House and the Rise of Party Government [Princeton Studies in American Politics: Historical, International, and Comparative Perspectives] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691156446
ISBN-10: 0691156441
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece
2012 - Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece [Cultural Politics, Socioaesthetics, Beginnings] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780983532224
ISBN-10: 0983532222
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Analyzing Congress
2011 - Analyzing Congress (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393935066
ISBN-10: 039393506X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Elements of Natural History V Insects Vi Vermes
2010 - Elements of Natural History V Insects VI Vermes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142150310
ISBN-10: 1142150313
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A Civics for Elementary Schools
2010 - A Civics for Elementary Schools (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143072505
ISBN-10: 1143072502
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Haud Immemor Reminiscences of Legal and Social Life in Edinburgh and London 1850-1900
Two Sermons on Family Prayer With Extracts From Various Authors  and a Collection of Prayers
The Gaelic Kingdom in Scotland Its Origin and Church
2009 - The Gaelic Kingdom in Scotland Its Origin and Church (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151373144
ISBN-10: 1151373141
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The History of Bengal From the First Mohammeden Invasion Until the Virtual Conquest of That Country by the English Ad 1757
Haud Immemor
2009 - Haud Immemor (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151702357
ISBN-10: 1151702358
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A Sorrow of the Heart
2009 - A Sorrow of the Heart (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781589096363
ISBN-10: 1589096363
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The Gaelic Kingdom In Scotland Its Origin And Church With Sketches Of Notable Breadalbane And Glenlyon Saints
Letters Of Joseph Holt Edward Everett And Charles Stewart On The Present Crisis
A SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTER WITH GOD
2007 - A Supernatural Encounter with God (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781602667594
ISBN-10: 1602667594
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Dire Emotions and Lethal Behaviours Eclipse of the Life Instinct
A Search for Original Christianity
2006 - A Search for Original Christianity (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781424135554
ISBN-10: 1424135559
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Surviving Weapons of Mass Destruction
2004 - Surviving Weapons of Mass Destruction (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780763733537
ISBN-10: 0763733539
Genres: History, Outdoors & Nature
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Sing God's Glory Hymns for Sundays and Holy Days Years A B  C
2001 - Sing God's Glory Hymns for Sundays and Holy Days Years a B C (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781853114151
ISBN-10: 1853114154
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Wildflowers of the Olympics and Cascades
1994 - Wildflowers of the Olympics and Cascades (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780962110429
ISBN-10: 0962110426
Genres: Science & Math, Outdoors & Nature
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Demons and the Devil Moral Imagination in Modern Greek Culture
1991 - Demons and the Devil Moral Imagination in Modern Greek Culture [Princeton Modern Greek Studies Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780691094465
ISBN-10: 0691094462
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction, Christian Books & Bibles
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Rock and Surf Fishing [South African Travel & Field Guides] (Paperback)