CS Navy Research Library, Mobile,
Courtesy Thomas Campbell, author Sea
Hawk of the Confederacy, from a Read descendant
The story of Lt. Charles Read.
Rose Hill Cemetery on 7th St. between 40th
Lt. Read at Fort
*Lt. Charles W. Read*
The CSN Research Center
(John E. Ellis) had the privilege of attending a ceremony on 15
2000 to mark the placing of a special monument to Lt. Charles W. Read,
CSN on his gravesite at Rose Hill Cemetery. The 2 day festivities were
hosted by the W. D. Cameron Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in
Meridian. Nearly 30 descendants of Lt. Read were on hand from all over
the country as far away as Calif. and Virginia. In addition, a new book
on Read was presented to the public by author Hewitt Clarke entitled
Saw the Elephant". This was one of the finest, most enjoyable events
by this writer. It was full of excitement and most of the Read
were meeting for the first time adding to the specialness of the
The strong, bold traits of 'Savez' run through the entire
In fact, the writer (Ellis) was able to establish a connection to the
family through a marriage into the Duke family by Read's grandfather in
TN in which the Dukes married into the Ellis family in Warren County,
Carolina prior. Below are some images taken by the founder at the
and of the monument to this great sailor. Another book has just been
on him by Robert A. Jones titled "Confederate Corsair" in addition to
book by R. Thomas Campbell, "Sea Hawk of the Confederacy".
year 2000 was the year Charles W. Read's story was fully
An honor well overdue.
of Lt. Charles
His grave marker at the base of mound
photo-- mound of Confederates
The photo at far right depicts a mass grave
nearly 150 Confederate comrades which Read requested he be buried with.
Ship Island (12 miles south of
in the Gulf of Mexico)
Access by tour boat at the intersection
Hwy 90 and Hwy 49
Images by Art Green of AL
Cemetery,West Beach Blvd (US Hwy 90)
Last home and Presidential library of
McMasters is the only known CS Navy person
side US Hwy 90 (Beach Blvd) west of lighthouse
J. B. Moran
Seaman, CSS MORGAN
Total listing of
dead at Fort Massachusetts (Twiggs)
The cemetery is
over 1.5 miles
east of the fort and has not been located since the many hurricanes
washed away all signs of it.
The prison stockade
quarter mile east of the fort.
Robert Bailey; Dennis Flynn; Thomas
James McCann; D. Osbrook; J. W.
Lot 95, Rose Hill Cemetery
Lt. William Henry Wall
Served on: CSS
Drewry; W. H. Webb
Courtesy John G.
County, Van Cleave/Evergreen
(Old Mount Pleasant Cemetery)
88.6449W (within 100 yards)
Dorman Hes Ware
11 June 1851-18 April 1904
Location courtesy Linda and
Ivan Ellis of MS
Hinds County, Jackson,
Lt. Robert J. Bowen
Born Monticello (Lawrence County) MS
Appointed from Mississippi. Resigned as midshipman, U. S. Navy,
November 6, 1855. Lieutenant for the war, March 18, 1862. First
lieutenant, Provisional Navy,
June 2, 1864, to rank from January 6, 1864. Served on C. S. S.
Louisiana, 1862; prisoner; paroled,
May 1, 1862. Richmond station, 1862. C. S. S. Palmetto State,
Charleston station, 1862-1864.
Captured at Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865; confined at Johnsons
Island; released on oath, June
James B. Bowen, descendant.
|Reserved for ???
Other CSN persons who need images taken of
gravesites found in Mississippi:
Info courtesy Dan McCasskill
Indianola: Benjamin Charles Bookout,
Shell Ridge Ceme.
Jonestown: Harrison Graves Brady,
buried at Barbee Ceme.
Rolling Fork (Hwy 51 west of Yazoo): D.
Corley Casey, Mounds Ceme.
From other sources:
Sardis: Lt. W. H. Wall, not sure
where buried. Lived there in 1907. FOUND!
Vicksburg: William Gilmer, Pilot.
Buried somewhere in town near river. Killed on CSS Arkansas.
Pension Applications filed in Jackson,
of filing-------------------Name of Ship
Return to the Gravesites
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Copyright 2000-2011, John E. Ellis,
|Daniel, Amanda (Rutherford)
Daniels, Emantrees (O.F)
Lyman, Edward B
Moran, Catherine (Joseph)
Moran, John B
Raby, Ada A. (Jacob M)(sp)
Raby, J. M. (sp)
Williams, Margaret (Newton)
Warship Gains (sp)