Charles H. Baldwin (September 3, 1822 – November 17, 1888) was an officer in the United States Navy, who served during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.
Born in New York City, he entered the Navy in 1839. He served through the Mexican-American War on the frigate Congress. During the Civil War he commanded the steamer Clifton of the mortar flotilla at the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip below New Orleans, Louisiana, and in the first attack on Vicksburg.
He was promoted to rear admiral in 1883, and was the official representative of the United States at the coronation of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia.
From: (1901) Encyclopaedia of United States History
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