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Encyclopedia > Franklin Wharton
Franklin Wharton
July 23, 1767 – September 1, 1818

Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Place of death: New York City
Allegiance: USMC
Years of service: 1798-1818
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Commands: Commandant of the Marine Corps
Battles/wars: War of 1812
   
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Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Wharton (July 23, 1767September 1, 1818), third Commandant of the Marine Corps, was born into a prominent Philadelphia, Pennsylvania family. He had forsaken a successful business career to enter the Marine Corps and was commissioned a captain in August 1798. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps is the highest ranking officer of the United States Marine Corps, who is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and reports to the Secretary of the Navy but not to the Chief of Naval Operations. ... The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and British Empire from 1812 to 1815, on land in North America and at sea around the world. ... Source: http://www. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1767 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Commandant of the United States Marine Corps is the highest ranking officer of the United States Marine Corps, who is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and reports to the Secretary of the Navy but not to the Chief of Naval Operations. ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... United States Marine Corps seal The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a rank in various uniformed organizations. ...


Captain Wharton's first duties as a Marine officer were performed at the Marine Barracks, Philadelphia. Within a few weeks, however, he was assigned to the frigate United States, where he served as officer in charge of the vessel's Marine Detachment until the close of the undeclared sea war with France in 1801. Frigate is a name which has been used for several distinct types of warships at different times. ... The Quasi-War was an undeclared war fought entirely at sea between the United States and France from 1798 to 1801. ...


At age 36 and a Marine officer for only five years, he became Lieutenant Colonel Commandant on March 6, 1804. He was the first Commandant to occupy the Commandant's House, Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ...


As Commandant, LtCol Wharton ordered a detachment of Marines to Georgia and Florida in 1811 to cooperate with U.S. Army troops in an attempt to subdue an Indian uprising. Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


Under Wharton's leadership, Marines participated in many important engagements during the War of 1812. They saw action at Annapolis, Fort McHenry, Portsmouth, Craney Island, Bladensburg and New Orleans, and fought under General Henry Dearborn on the northern frontier. At sea they participated in virtually every important naval battle, serving aboard warships and privateers on the Great Lakes, the Atlantic, and the Pacific. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and British Empire from 1812 to 1815, on land in North America and at sea around the world. ... City nickname: Americas Sailing Capital Location in the state of Maryland Founded 1649 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 19. ... Combatants Britain United States Commanders Robert Ross† Alexander Cochrane Arthur Brooke Samuel Smith John Stricker George Armistead Strength 5,000 15,000 (Baltimore defenses) 1,000 (Fort McHenry garrison) Casualties 46 dead, 300 wounded 310 killed or wounded In the Battle of Baltimore, one of the turning points in the... Portsmouth (pronounced Port-smith) is an independent city located in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Battle of Craney Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Battle of Bladensburg was a battle fought during the War of 1812. ... Combatants United Kingdom United States Commanders Edward Pakenham † John Lambert Andrew Jackson Strength 11,000–14,500 4,000–6,000 Casualties 2,700 71 {{{notes}}} The Battle of New Orleans, also known as the Battle of Chalmette Plantation, took place on January 8, 1815, during the War of 1812... General is a high military rank, used by nearly every country in the world. ... Henry Dearborn Henry Dearborn (February 23, 1751 – June 6, 1829) was an American physician, statesman and veteran of both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. ... USS Port Royal (CG-73), a Ticonderoga class cruiser. ... This article is about the concept in naval history. ... This article is about the group of North American lakes. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ...


Marines fought under Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry on Lake Erie and under Commodore Isaac Chauncey on Lake Ontario. Aboard the frigate Constitution Marines were important factors in its victorious battles against the Guerriere, Java, Levant, and Cyane. Those aboard the Wasp saw action in the vessel's engagements with the Cyane, Reindeer, and the Avon. Marines serving aboard the frigate United States were commended for their efficiency in its fight with the Macedonian. Commodore has several meanings: Commodore International is a computer company Commodore 64 and Amiga were home computers Commodore (rank) is a naval rank Commodore (yacht club) is the senior officer of a yacht club The Holden Commodore is a type of car The Opel Commodore is a type of car... Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (August 23, 1785 – August 23, 1819) was an officer in the United States Navy. ... Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie (pronounced ) is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, which are among the largest in the world. ... Isaac Chauncey (20 February 1779 – 27 January 1840) was an officer in the United States Navy. ... Lake Ontario seen from near Wolcott, New York Lake Ontario (French: lac Ontario), bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Two ships in the United States Navy have been named USS Guerriere, after HMS Guerriere which had been destroyed in a battle during the War of 1812. ... The first Levant was a second-class sloop-of-war in the United States Navy. ... Two United States Navy ships have been named Cyane, a Latin word for the blue-green color cyan. ... Ten ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Wasp, after the wasp, a stinging insect. ... Cyane was a sailing frigate built in 1796 at Frinsbury, England, for the Royal Navy. ...


Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Wharton died in office on September 1, 1818 in New York City and was buried in New York's Old Trinity Church Yard. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... Trinity Church Cemetery consists of three separate burial grounds associated with Trinity Church in Manhattan, New York, USA. The first was established in the Churchyard located at 74 Trinity Place at Wall Street and Broadway. ...


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Preceded by:
LtCol William W. Burrows
Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
1804—1818
Succeeded by:
LtCol Anthony Gale

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