Stephen Russell Mallory

Stephen Russell Mallory

Trinidad And Tobago
Death 9 Nov 1873 (aged 60–61)
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 21357 · View Source
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United States Senator, Civil War Confederate States Cabinet Secretary. Following volunteer service in the Second Seminole War (1835 to 1842), he was elected as a Democratic Senator from Florida to the United States Senate and served from 1851 to 1861. At the beginning of the Civil War, he resigned his seat in the Senate to follow the Confederacy, and in February 1861 Confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed him Secretary of the Navy. At the time the Confederate Navy was all but nonexistent, but in time his navy accomplished numerous feats including the exploits of the “CSS Alabama” commanded by Raphael Semmes, the development of successful ironclad warships and the first submarine to sink an enemy ship, the “CSS Hunley”. In April 1865, he was captured in La Grange, Georgia, and held prisoner for almost a year. After his parole he returned to Pensacola and practiced law.

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