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Edward Meade
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Birth: 1804
Death: Mar. 7, 1876

Edward Meade, Apothecary, USN, USS Louisiana, Served 1861-1867 Last Enlistment. 20 Years Service. Died at Naval Asylum Penn

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about Edward Meade
Name: Edward Meade
Birth Date: abt 1804
Death Date: 7 Mar 1876
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 72
Burial Date: 9 Mar 1876
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: White
Street Address: U S Naval Asylumn
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cemetery: Mount Moriah
Marital Status: Single
FHL Film Number: 2027367

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Edward Meade
Name: Edward Meade
Death Date: 7 Mar 1875
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 2 Row 15 Site 17

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about Edward Meade
Name: Edward Meade
Birth Date: 1804
Death Date: 7 Mar 1876
Age: 72
Military Branch: Navy
Veteran of Which War: U.S. Civil War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Delaware

USS Louisiana (1861-1864)

USS Louisiana, a 295-ton (burden) in screw gunboat, was built as Wilmington, Delaware, in 1860 as the commercial steamship of the same name. She was purchased by the Navy in July 1861 and placed in commission in August. Through most of the Civil War, Louisiana was employed along the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina, enforcing the blockade of the Confederacy and participating in operations against enemy positions ashore. In September 1861 she exchanged gunfire with CSS Patrick Henry off Newport News, Va. During the following month Louisiana helped secure Chincoteague and Wallops Island, capturing or destroying four sailing vessels in the process.

In early January 1862 Louisiana went to Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, to begin operations on the North Carolina Sounds, where she took part in the capture of Roanoke Island and New Bern during February and March. She was later involved in several expeditions up enemy-held rivers, used her guns to support troops ashore and seized two Confederate schooners. In November 1864, USS Louisiana was converted to a kind of large bomb for use in an upcoming attempt to capture Fort Fisher, which guarded the approaches to the blockade-running port of Wilmington, North Carolina. Filled with gunpowder, she was run ashore near the fort on the night of 23-24 December and set afire. When the flames reached the explosives, the resulting blast completely destroyed Louisiana, but had no adverse effect on Fort Fisher and its defenders, who had to be overcome by naval bombardment and amphibious assault in January 1865.

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Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 2 Row 15 Grave 17
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Feb 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85755830
Edward Meade
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 Added: Feb. 26, 2012

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