American sailor of fortune Philo McGiffin commanded a Chinese battleship against

Hull, Michael D.
February 2000
Military History;Feb2000, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p70
Profiles Norton McGiffin, one of United States' least known soldier-hero. Family Background; Schooling; Life as midshipman at Naval Academy; Why he offered his services in China; Reason for his return to the United States; His manner of death.


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