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11 Read, Charles W., 2nd Lt. also know as "Savez"


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One of two markers placed in 1890 in memory
of this naval hero, buried in the mound at Rose Hill Cemetery, Meridian, Miss., and his valiant naval career.

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Charles W. "Savez" Read
Naval Hero of the Confederacy

"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."

W. D. Cameron Camp 1221
Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Confederate Mound at Rose Hill Cemetery, Meridian, Miss.
Charles W. Read died 25 Jan 1890 and was buried here.
His two markers are on the side of the mound.

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