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 Andrew Joseph Dalton

Andrew Joseph Dalton

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 31 Mar 1922 (aged 79)
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Plot ELM, Block 4TH A W, Lot 21, Space 20
Memorial ID 100644909 · View Source
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FIRED FIRST SIGNAL FOR THE CIVIL WAR
Norfolk, Va., April 10.--Andrew J. Dalton, one of the last three survivors of the crew of the Merrimac which participated in the historic battle with the Monitor in Hampton Roads on March 9, 1862, died at his home here tonight after a brief illness. He was 78 years old.
In the course of his public career Mr. Dalton served as state senator, a member of the police department, street inspector, sheriff, head of the city electoral board and justice of the peace.
Before Virginia seceded, he enlisted in Company C of the First South Carolina artillery and was stationed at Ft. Johnson, on James Island, from which the signal shell for the first bombardment of Ft. Sumter was fired. Mr. Dalton was one of the gun crew that placed in the mortar the fateful shell that plunged the states into civil war.
--Carter's Weekly (North Wilkesboro, NC), Apr 13, 1922, p. 6

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  • Created by: Dottie
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100644909
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Joseph Dalton (31 Mar 1843–31 Mar 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100644909, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Dottie (contributor 47226067) .