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 Josiah Tattnall, Jr

Josiah Tattnall, Jr

Birth
Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death 14 Jun 1871 (aged 75)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 11367 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Naval Officer. He commanded the Confederate ironclad "Virginia" (ex-"Merrimac") after her battle with the USS "Monitor." When the Federals captured Norfolk in May 1862, Tattnall ordered the "Virginia" to be blown up, for which he was court-martialed and acquitted. He later commanded the naval station at Savannah, Georgia, as a Commodore.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josiah Tattnall, Jr (9 Nov 1795–14 Jun 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11367, citing Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .