CHARLES S. MCCLAIN, ENS, USN
Charles McClain '78
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: January 11, 1887
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Charles Sumner McClain was admitted to the Naval Academy from Indiana on November 2, 1874 at age 17 years 2 months.
Graduate of U. S. Naval Acad., 1878. “Star Man” of Class. Instructor in U. S. Naval Acad, in ordnance and artillery exercise; on duty at Smithsonian Inst. One of the volunteers to the Greeley relief expedition, and assigned to the “Alert.” In 1885, ordered to the Navy Yard at Pensacola, Fla., on account of ill health. Died, Jan. 11, 1887, in Brooklyn, L. I. Brother of John C. and L. Dow McLain.
He is pictured as part of the Greely Relief Expedition.
Cadet Midshipman, 3 November, 1874. Graduated 4 June, 1880. Ensign, 4 February, 1882. Died 11 January, 1887.
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