Admiral James William Augustus Nicholson
(1821 Dedham, MA-1887 New York City)

Admiral James William Augustus Nicholson participated in Mathew G. Perry's Japanese Expedition of 1853.  During the Civil War, he commanded the ISAAC SMITH, SHAMROCK, MANHATTAN AND MOHONGO.  As an Admiral, he commanded a European Station from 1881 to 1883.  During the British bombardment of Alexandria, Egypt, in 1882, he rescued the records of the American Consulate, and evacuated many American and European officials.  He received numerous commendations and awards, both at home and abroad, for his operation.