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Tattnall, Josiah (09 November 1795–14 June 1871), naval officer, was born at his family’s estate, “Bonaventure,” near Savannah, Georgia, the son of Josiah Tattnall, a governor of Georgia, and Harriet Fenwick. His father died in 1803, and two years later Tattnall was sent to London, England, where he lived with his maternal grandfather. He returned to the United States in 1811 and a year later was appointed midshipman in the navy. For a few weeks Tattnall attended the naval school of Andrew Hunter, then he was ordered to the ...

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Waddell, James Iredell (13 July 1824–15 March 1886), U.S. and Confederate naval officer, was born in Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina, the son of Elizabeth Davis Moore and Francis Waddell. At a young age Waddell was adopted by his paternal grandmother and attended school in Pittsboro. At about the age of thirteen, because of the ill health of his grandmother, Waddell was taken to Orange County, North Carolina, by his maternal grandfather, Alfred Moore. For the next few years Waddell attended school in nearby Hillsboro (now Hillsborough), North Carolina....