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Confederate States Navy Captains: John Randolph Tucker, Charles Linn, John Taylor Wood, James W. Cooke, Duncan Ingraham Books LLC

Confederate States Navy Captains: John Randolph Tucker, Charles Linn, John Taylor Wood, James W. Cooke, Duncan Ingraham

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Published June 19th 2010
ISBN : 9781158274611
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26 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: John Randolph Tucker (January 31, 1812 - JuneMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Not illustrated. Excerpt: John Randolph Tucker (January 31, 1812 - June 12, 1883), who served as an officer in the navies of three nations, was born in Alexandria, Virginia. His parents were John Tucker, originally from Bermuda, and Sara Douglas. Tucker became a United States Navy Midshipman on June 1, 1826 and had service afloat in the Mediterranean and Brazil Squadrons prior to his promotion to Lieutenant on December 20, 1837. During the Mexican-American War, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Gulf of Mexico, commanding USS Stromboli until illness forced him to return north. From 1849 until 1855 he was assigned to the Home and Mediterranean Squadrons flagships. Tucker received his commission as Commander on September 14, 1855 when he became commanding officer of USS Pennsylvania. He later served as Ordnance Officer at the Norfolk Navy Yard. CSS Chicora, with John Randolph Tucker in command, and CSS Palmetto State attacking Union warships in Charleston Harbor, January 31, 1863Commander Tucker resigned from the U.S. Navy when Virginia seceded from the Union in April 1861, becoming a Commander in the Virginia Navy and, in June, the Confederate States Navy. He was commanding officer of CSS Patrick Henry during 1861-62, participating with her in several combat actions. During the Federal Navys attack on the Drewrys Bluff fortifications in May, he commanded one of the defending batteries. In July 1862, Tucker was ordered to Charleston, South Carolina, where he took command of the ironclad CSS Chicora. The following January 31, he led his ship in a successful attack on Union warships off that port. He became commander of the Confederate warships at Charleston in March 1863, remaining in that post until the city fell in February 1865. During tha... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1174374