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 James Iredell Waddell

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James Iredell Waddell

Civil War Confederate Naval Officer. Commander of the South's last armed ship the “CSS Shenandoah”. He was appointed a midshipman in the United States Navy in 1841. Upon his return from duty in Asia in 1862 he resigned his commission as a Lieutenant and in March of the same year took the same rank in the Confederate Navy. In 1864 he took command of the “Shenandoah”, a ship that remained in action after the Confederacy fell as Waddell was not informed of the end of the war and the South's defeat until August of 1865. Later in his career he was the master of a passenger ship that sailed between San Francisco and Yokohama.

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  • Originally Created by: Izzebella
  • Added: 13 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8500596
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Iredell Waddell (13 Jul 1824–15 Mar 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8500596, citing Saint Anne's Cemetery, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .