Charles Wilkes

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Naval officer and explorer from the United States

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According to Wikipedia, Charles Wilkes was an American naval officer, ship's captain, and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition . During the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865, he commanded during the Trent Affair in which he stopped a Royal Mail ship and removed two Confederate diplomats, which almost led to war between the United States and the United Kingdom.

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