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Miniature portrait of Spencer Clack Gist

Identifier: Artifact 2013.004
Scope and Contents

Miniature portrait of Spencer Clack Gist. Lt. Spencer Clack Gist 1807-1847, Vera Cruz of yellow fever during war with Mexico. First cadet appointed to Annapolis from Tennessee. Joined the Navy in 1826 and served 21 years. Picture made in Rome Italy. “Spencer C. Gist, Midshipman, 1 May, 1826; Passed Midshipman 28 April; Lieutenant, 8 March 1837; died 22 October, 1847.” “The Journals of Daniel Noble Johnson, 1822-1863, United States Navy.”

Dates: 1830 - 1840