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

Lt. Charles Read

 
 
Lt. Charles Read Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Lt. Charles Read Marker
Inscription. Charles William “Savez” Read (1840-1890) was an officer in the pre-Civil War U.S. Navy. Joining the Confederate navy, Read was nicknamed the “Seawolf of the Confederacy” for his daring exploits. After serving on the CSS Arkansas, he operated mostly in the Atlantic. During a single raid in June 1863, Read captured or destroyed twenty-two Union vessels. He and his crew were captured off the coast of Maine and Read was imprisoned for a time. A native of Mississippi, Read died on January 25, 1890, and buried here.
 
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 21.816′ N, 88° 43.147′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from 40th Avenue south of 8th Street. Touch for map. Located on the west side of the Rosehill Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 40th Avenue, Meridian MS 39307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rose Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles W. "Savez" Read (within shouting distance
Lt. Charles Read marker with the Confederate grave mound in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Lt. Charles Read marker with the Confederate grave mound in background.
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); Merrehope (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Merrehope (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dial House Site (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
Also see . . .  NY Times blog - Charles Read’s Raider. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Second Lt. Charles A. Read image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Navy Department
3. Second Lt. Charles A. Read
The CSS Arkansas image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. The CSS Arkansas
Grave marker of Charles W. Read image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
5. Grave marker of Charles W. Read
Located at the burial mound of approximately 100 Confederate soldiers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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