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[Photo] Portrait of US Navy Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, circa 1945, photo 1 of 2

Portrait of US Navy Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, circa 1945.

Lieutenant John James Douglas (later Captain Sir John James Scott-Douglas, Bt) (1792–1836), 15th (or The King’s) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars), c.1819

Portrait of Admiral Edward Pellew (1757–1833), 1st Viscount Exmouth, c.1816 by Samuel Drummond (British 1765–1844)....A British naval officer who fought during the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.....saw some action, then...

CAPTAIN (later Admiral) SIR HYDE PARKER, Kt (1739- 1807) by George Romney, (1734-1802) on the Staircase at Melford Hall

Captain John Clayton Cowell (1762–1819), 1st Battalion, 1st (or the Royal) Regiment of Foot, c.1796 by William Beechey, National Army Museum

Portrait of Sir James Hope Grant, by Sir Francis Grant (Scottish 1803-1878).....white leather gauntlets......"One of the ablest and best generals of the mid victorian age"......

Lieutenant F. J. E. Stafford (d.1917), Royal Flying Corps, 1916 by Frank O.Salisbury (1874-1962)...note he died a year later, no doubt in the service of his country...

Rear Admiral Michelle J. Howard has been a trail-blazer throughout her entire career. She was the first African American woman to command a U.S. Navy warship, the first female graduate of the Naval Academy to achieve the rank of rear admiral, and the first African American woman to command an Expeditionary Strike Group at sea. Howard reached another milestone Aug. 24, when she became the first African American woman promoted to three-star rank in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Portrait of Sir James Rivett-Carnac (1785–1846), Bt, Director of the East India Company (1827), Governor of Bombay (1838–1841) c. 1840 by Henry William Pickersgill (British 1782–1875)