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  Thanks for the addition. I didn't know about Captain Forsyth. It seems that he had the distinction of being the first US Marshal killed in the line of duty

.January 11, 1794, Robert Forsyth Becomes 1st U.S. Marshal Killed In Line Of Du

  I must make one small correction, though. Sydney Smith Lee served in the U.S. Navy from 1820 until 1861, but he was never promoted beyond the rank of commander. (Date of rank 04 June 1850). When Virginia seceded in April of 1861, Commander Lee tendered his resignation from the US Navy. It was not accepted, and he was dismissed. He then accepted a commission as a commander in the CS Navy. Later in the war, he was promoted to captain.

  Here is how he appeared as a US Navy officer in the early 1830s:

Amazon.com: Photo: Sydney Smith Lee,1802-1869,American naval officer: Home & K


  And over 30 years later as a CS Navy officer:

http://civilwartalk.com/attachments/sydney-smith-lee-jpg.9569/

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