Robley Dunglison

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Robley Dunglison was born in Floyd County, Virginia back in 1846. He entered the United States Naval Academy in 1860. Graduating in 1864 where he immediately went to active duty.

His first assignment was during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. Leading a party of 9United States Marines to charge the Confederate defenses. Continuing to fight after receiving four wounds, he drew his pistol and threatened to kill anyone who attempted to amputate his leg. For that leadership, he was nicknamed “Fighting Bob”.

During the 1890’s through 1892 he was in command of the Yorktown with the Pacific Squadron. When the United States launched its first seagoing battleship the USS Indiana was placed in his command. Fast forward to 1905 when then Rear Admiral Robley Dunglison Evans was placed in command of the North Atlantic Fleet. In 1907, he was in command of the Great White Fleet sailing from Virginia through the Straits of Magellan to the Pacific Ocean arriving in San Francisco in 1908 where he was relieved of command due to health issues. He gave to his country 44 years of service. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket

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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Good morning James, 

Robley Dungleson was a navel hero and it is good to learn a little about his legacy!

Jul 30, 2017 04:16 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray .... another piece of history learned this morning.... now go play 9 holes...

Jul 30, 2017 04:26 AM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for telling us about Robley Dunglison. 

Jul 30, 2017 05:05 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

HI James... you are beginning to give me a complex (sort of like Wayne Martin with his trivia questions) writing about all these great historical figures I'd never heard of.

Jul 30, 2017 05:09 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Longevity has its merits and an outstanding career.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 30, 2017 05:59 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

A long and storied career and the only Robley I have ever heard of.

Jul 30, 2017 06:33 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. "Bob" was a determined guy nobody dared cross! Enjoy your day!

Jul 30, 2017 06:40 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. That is a lifetime of service. Incredible man.

Jul 30, 2017 07:27 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Sunday James,  Another great history lesson of Fighting Bob.  Thanks for you great blogs.


Jul 30, 2017 07:50 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Happiest of Sundays James.  I hope you are out golfing this morning.  What a great story of this man and his accomplishments in the Navy.  A

Jul 30, 2017 08:27 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - very interesting peice of information.  He probably saw action the Spanish American War too.

Jul 30, 2017 09:47 AM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like he was a pretty good leader and to give 44 years of service is certainly commendable.

Jul 30, 2017 12:30 PM #12
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

This is a great story.  I love hearing about the life and times of people like this.

Jul 30, 2017 01:01 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- hope that the little round ones were kind to you today!  And 44 years of service...that is amazing. 

Jul 30, 2017 03:41 PM #14
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James and quite an amazing story about "Fighting Bob" and have a great week ahead ...

Jul 30, 2017 03:49 PM #15
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It looks like he served his country for a long distinguished career and only health concerns stopped him James Dray 

Jul 30, 2017 04:11 PM #16
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

That was some story - the pistol and his leg.  i gather, he kept his leg...I will check the Internet. 

Aug 02, 2017 07:45 PM #17
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

Wow. 44 years is an amazing amount of time to serve your country. Thank you for bringing this distinguished man to our attention.

Aug 09, 2017 11:59 AM #18
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

The heroes of the 19th century were certainly made of stern stuff. We have some great generals now but we could use mor

Aug 29, 2017 05:39 AM #19
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