Evans, Robley (Dunglison)(1846–1912) naval officer; born in Floyd Court House, Va. Known as "Fighting Bob," he was commander of the Atlantic Fleet (1905–07). He commanded the first segment of the round-the-world cruise of the American battle fleet (1907–08).
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