General Meade’s Nephew

I recently added this carte de visite of Henry M. Meade to my collection. His portrait and story will be included in my forthcoming book about the Civil War navies. Meade was one of Maj. Gen. George G. Meade’s nephews, and I’ve only just begun to research his life and military service. His navy biography through 1868, from the Records of Living Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps,: Born in New York. Appointed from New York, January 31st, 1862; entered the service as Acting Assistant Paymaster; attached to receiving ship, New York, 1862-4; steamer Mattabessett, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, 1864-5; special duty, Navy Department, 1865-6; appointed Passed Assistant Paymaster, U.S. Navy, July 23d, 1866; steam-sloop Juniata, South Atlantic Squadron, 1867; steam-sloop Kearsarge, South Pacific Squadron, 1868-9; commissioned as Paymaster, April 9th, 1868.

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Gen. Meade’s Nephew

 

 

Officers of the “Narragansett”

Acting Boatswain John F. Sullivan (center) started his navy career in 1850 as a sail maker and mate on the Bainbridge. He joined the crew of the screw sloop Narragansett after she was commissioned in 1859, and served on the vessel throughout the Civil War. The Narragansett spent the majority of her time on the West Coast, where she protected American mail steamers from Confederate raiders. In November 1864, Sullivan and his crew mates Paymaster’s Clerk Henry C. Jordan (left) and Acting Gunner William J. Dumont (right) took a break from their regular duties and posed for their carte de visite portrait in the Lima, Peru, studio of American painter and photographer Villroy L. Richardson.

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Officers of the “Narragansett”