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John Randolph Eggleston, Lieutenant of the CSS Virginia (Merrimac) during the whole of her Civil War career.
From THE REGISTER OF THE OFFICERS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES NAVY, 1861-1865:
Born in Virginia. Appointed from Mississippi. Resigned as lieutenant, US Navy, January 22, 1861. First lieutenant April 5, 1861. First lieutenant, October 23, 1862, to rank from October 2, 1862. First Lieutenant Provisional Navy, June 2, 1864, to rank from January 6, 1864.
Special duty, New Orleans, 1861. CSS McRae, New Orleans station, 1861. CSS Virginia (Merrimack), until her destruction, May 11, 1862; participated in the Battle of Hampton Roads, Va., March 8-9, 1862. Drewrys Bluff, Va., 1862. First lieutenant, Mobile Squadron, 1862-1864. Mobile station 1864-65. Paroled May 14, 1865, Jackson, Miss.
(Source: Bob Holcombe, Historian, Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center, Columbus, GA, 11/30/04)
Married Sarah Dabney; no issue.
Son of William Eggleston and Frances Peyton Archer.
Grandson of Major Joseph Eggleston III and Sarah (Sallie) Meade.
Great-grandson of Joseph Eggleston, Jr. and Judith Segar
Great-great-grandson of Joseph Eggleston and Anne Overton Pettus.
Sarah Dabney Eggleston
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