Charles Henry Poor

This article is about the United States Navy officer. For the American astronomer, see Charles Lane Poor.
Charles Henry Poor
Born (1808-06-11)June 11, 1808
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died December 5, 1882(1882-12-05) (aged 74)
Washington, D.C.
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 18251870
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Brooklyn
St. Louis
North Atlantic Squadron
Battles/wars American Civil War
Relations Theodore Frelinghuysen Jewell (son-in-law)

Rear Admiral Charles Henry Poor (June 11, 1808 - December 5, 1882) was a U.S. Navy officer of the mid-19th century.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1808, Poor entered the Navy in 1825 and served nearly 30 years at sea. During the Civil War, he commanded the Brooklyn,[1] Roanoke, St. Louis,[1][2] and Saranac.[3] He was promoted to rear admiral in 1868 and commanded the North Atlantic Squadron. Poor retired in 1870 from that post.

His daughter Elizabeth Lindsey Poor and Annie Cunnigham Poor married rear admiral Theodore Frelinghuysen Jewell (on June 15, 1871) and philanthropist Charles Carroll Glover, respectively. Poor died in Washington, D.C., in 1882.

Dates of rank


  1. 1 2 "Civil War Naval Chronology 1861". Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  2. "Naval History of the Civil War April 1861". Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  3. "Civil War Naval Officers". Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  4. "US Navy Officers: 1778-1900 (P)". Retrieved 22 October 2010.
Military offices
Preceded by
Henry K. Hoff
Commander-in-Chief, North Atlantic Squadron
19 August 18699 June 1870
Succeeded by
Samuel Phillips Lee
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