Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871Alternative names
Josiah Tattnall (1795-1871) was the son of Governor Josiah Tattnall and Harriet Fenwick Tattnall. At the age of 10, he was sent to London for his education, where he remained until he was sixteen. Upon his return, he was appointed midshipman in the U.S. Navy. He had attained the rank of Commander when he resigned in 1861 to return to Georgia. He was appointed Senior Flag Officer of the Georgia Navy. In 1862, with the rank of Captain CSN, he was in command of Confederate naval defenses in Virginia waters. He returned to Georgia in 1863 and took command of Georgia naval defenses with the rank of Commodore. He lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from 1866 until 1870, when he returned to Savannah as Inspector of the Port.
From the description of Josiah Tattnall papers, 1846-1861. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 157010790
U.S. and Confederate naval officer, of Savannah, Ga.
From the description of Papers, 1843-1878. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20400324
American naval officer.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Savannah, Georgia, to Midshipman Delburg, 1834 Jun. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575378
- Voyages and travels
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- Japan (as recorded)
- United States (as recorded)
- Georgia (as recorded)
- Confederate States of America (as recorded)