Melancthon Taylor Woolsey (1780-1838)
Oil on wood panel
Overall: 34 3/4 x 27 in. ( 88.3 x 68.6 cm )
The subject was the son of Colonel Melancthon Lloyd Woolsey, an officer in the Continental Army, and Alida (Livingston) Woolsey. He joined the navy as a midshipman in 1800, and proved himself a hero in the Battle of Sackett's Harbor, July 1812. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-grandson.
Bequest of Melancthon Woolsey Campau
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