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James Lawrence Lardner
Birth: Nov. 20, 1802
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1881
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Navy Rear Admiral. Lardner was appointed a midshipman on May 10, 1820 and was assigned to the Pacific Squadron. He was promoted to Lieutenant in May of 1828 and for the next twenty five years served in various overseas and land based assignments. He was promoted to Commander in 1851 and just before the start of the Civil War he was assigned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard and promoted to Captain. In May 1862 he was given the command of East Gulf Blockading Squadron assuming command the following month and was promoted to commodore effective July 16, 1862. He was then promoted to Rear Admiral shortly afterward with seniority back-dated to July 16, 1862. Six months later he relinquished his command because for health reasons, and returned to his previous rank of Commodore. In the early summer of 1863 he was again promoted to Rear Admiral and placed in charge of the West India Squadron. He remained in the West India Squadron command until late 1864 when the unit was disbanded. He was reassigned to the Philadelphia Navy War until the war ended, and later served on various boards in 1865 and 1866. Shortly afterward he was promoted to Rear Admiral for the third time effective July 25, 1866 and his last naval assignment was a three year term as governor of the Philadelphia Naval Asylum in 1869. Lardner was noted for his bravery in the Civil War and was honored by Congress and thanked by President Lincoln. He devoted forty one years of his life in service to his country. To honor his memory the Navy commissioned two destroyers in his memory. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Lardner (1752 - 1825)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellen Wilmer Lardner (1820 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Lardner Reakirt (1841 - 1927)*
  Ringgold W. Lardner (1854 - 1884)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Trinity Oxford Episcopal Churchyard
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 26, 2011
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James Lawrence Lardner
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Thanks for your service; rest in peace
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