Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871

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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

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creatorOf Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871. Autograph letter signed : Savannah, Georgia, to Midshipman Delburg, 1834 Jun. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Curtis, Edith Roelker. Papers 1947-1977. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Ebenezer Jackson Papers, 1784-1873, (bulk 1792-1837) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Portraits [manuscript], 1679-1893. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871. Papers, 1843-1878. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Cunningham, Sarah Alexander, 1887-1976. Sarah Alexander Cunningham collection, 1803-1939. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1809-1983, 1809-1941 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Kell, John McIntosh, 1823-1900. John McIntosh Kell letters, 1861. Georgia Newspaper Project
referencedIn Huger, Benjamin, 1805-1877. Papers, 1783-1862. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Morris, E. M., fl. 1864. Autograph telegram signed : "Navy Yard", to Admiral Paulding in New York, 1864 Mar. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Edith Roelker Curtis Papers MS 39., 1916-1989 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Kelsey, Kate, b. ca. 1877. Kate Kelsey letter, 1921. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871. Letter : Manila, to Andrew H. Foote, aboard the USS Portsmouth, 1858 Mar. 4. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Jones, Charles Colcock, 1831-1893. Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. - literary and historical manuscripts, 1867-1889. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Tattnall, Josiah, 1795-1871. Josiah Tattnall papers, 1846-1861. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Portraits, 1679-1893. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Waring, Antonio J. Antonio J. Waring papers, 1783-1961 Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Harris, Townsend, 1804-1878. Papers, 1856-1978, 1885-1962 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Jackson, Ebenezer, 1763-1837. Papers of Ebenezer Jackson, 1784-1873 (bulk 1792-1837). Library of Congress
referencedIn Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884. Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1809-1983 (inclusive), 1809-1941 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884. Samuel Wells Williams family papers, 1824-1936 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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associatedWith Butler-Gunsaulus Collection (University of Chicago. Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Cunningham, Sarah Alexander, 1887-1976. person
associatedWith Curtis, Edith Roelker person
associatedWith Curtis, Edith Roelker. person
associatedWith Delburg, person
associatedWith Foote, Andrew H. (Andrew Hull), 1806-1863. person
associatedWith Harris, Townsend, 1804-1878. person
associatedWith Huger, Benjamin, 1805-1877. person
associatedWith Jackson, Ebenezer, 1763-1837. person
associatedWith Jones, Charles Colcock, 1831-1893. person
associatedWith Kell, John McIntosh, 1823-1900. person
associatedWith Kelsey, Kate, b. ca. 1877. person
associatedWith Merrimac (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Morris, E. M., fl. 1864. person
associatedWith Powhatan (Schooner) corporateBody
associatedWith Saratoga (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Waring, Antonio J. person
associatedWith Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells), 1812-1884. person
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Birth 1794-06-14

Death 1871-06-14

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