Passed Midshipman Edward Fitzgerald Beale, USN
Who destinguished himself carrying dispatches in California in December 1846, during the Mexican War. Engraved portrait published in John C. Fremont: Memoirs of My Life, Volume I, page 580. Note Midshipman Beale's Mexican style jacket, wide-brimmed hat and the brace of pistols worn on his belt. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.