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Otsego

 

Counties in Michigan and New York, and a town in Allegon Co., in southwestern Michigan 13 miles north of Kalamazoo.

 

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(Sch: a. 2 guns)

 

The first Otsego was a small schooner obtained on loan from the Army in 1840 for action against the Seminole indians. Commanded by Passed Midshipman James S. Biddle, she operated in Florida waters in the “Mosquito Fleet” in 1840 and 1841. She returned to the War Department in 1844.