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Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Charles W. "Savez" Read

Naval Hero of the Confederacy

 
 
Charles W. "Savez" Read monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Charles W. "Savez" Read monument
Inscription.  Lieutenant Read, a native Mississippian, is buried here. He was an 1860 graduate of Annapolis. With a crew of 17, he captured 22 Union ships in 21 days and struck terror across the eastern seaboard. This adventure has been called the most brilliant, dare-devil naval action of the war.
 
Erected 1998 by W.D. Cameron Camp 1221 Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 32° 21.794′ N, 88° 43.143′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from 40th Avenue south of 8th Street. Located within and on the west side of the Rosehill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 40th Avenue, Meridian MS 39307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rose Hill Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Lt. Charles Read (within shouting
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distance of this marker); First Union Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Council of Organizations (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Matty Hersee Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Merrehope (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Merrehope (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Regarding Charles W. "Savez" Read. "Savez", or Savvy, was the nickname of Charles Read.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Charles Read. (Submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Monument is on left side of Confederate soldier burial mound. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Monument is on left side of Confederate soldier burial mound.
Monument above grave marker of Charles W. Read. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. Monument above grave marker of Charles W. Read.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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