Flag Officers Confederate Navy

Flag Officers of the Confederate Navy, NCSA and PNCS, 1861-1865

Alphabetical

Commanders of Squadrons, Marine Corps, and Naval Staff Bureaux

Barney, Joseph Nicholson / Born 1816 Baltimore, Maryland / Died Fredericksburg, Virginia 16 June 1899
Midshipman USN 1835 / Passed Midshipman USN 1841 / Lieutenant USN 1847 / Resigned USN 6 June 1861 / Lieutenant CSN 2 July 1861 / CSS Jamestown 1861-1862 / Commander CSN 1862 / CSS Harriet Lane 1863 / CSS Florida 1863 /
Galveston Squadron 15 April 1863-1863 / Naval Agent Europe 1864-1865

Barron, Samuel / Born 28 November 1809 Hampton, Virginia / Died Hampton, Virginia 26 February 1888
Midshipman USN 1820 / Passed Midshipman USN / Lieutenant USN 3 March 1827 / Lieutenant USN 15 July 1847 / Captain USN September 1855 / Resigned USN April 1861 / Dismissed USN 22 April 1861 / Captain Virginia Navy 1861 / Commander CSN 10 June 1861 / Charlotte Navy Yard 1861 / Resigned CSN 25 February 1865 / CIA Fort Hatteras 29 August 1861 Exchanged 1862
USS John Adams 1849-1853 / USS Wabash 1858-1859 / Bureau of Orders and Details 1860 / Virginia Navy Office of Detail and Equipment 1861 / CSN Bureau of Orders and Details 11 June 1861-20 July 1861 / James River Squadron 29 July 1861-1861 / James River Squadron November 1862-March 1863 / European Squadron 1863-28 February 1863 / Naval Agent Europe 29 August 1863-1 March 1865 / CSS Stonewall 1865

Beall, Lloyd James / Born 19 October 1808 Newport, Rhode Island / Died Richmond, Virginia 10 November 1887
USMA 1 July 1830 / Cadet USMA 1 July 1826 / 1st US Infantry 1 July 1830 / 2nd Lieutenant USA 1 July 1830 / Regt Adjutant 1 March 1833-11 June 1836 / 1st Lieutenant USA 2nd US Dragoons 11 June 1836 / Captain USA 19 October 1836 / Major USA Paymaster 13 September 1844 / resigned USA 22 April 1861 / Colonel PACS 1861 / Commandant CS marine Corps 23 May 1861 / Brevet 2nd Lieutenant USA 1 July 1830
Commandant CS Marine Corps  23 May 1861-April 1865

Brent, Thomas William / Born 20 February 1808 Washington, District of Columbia / Died Pensacola, Florida 10 November 1875
Midshipman USN 1 March 1825 / Passed Midshipman June 1831 / Lieutenant USN March 1836 / Commander USN September 1853 / USS Marion 1857-1860 / Resigned USN 19 January 1861 / Commander CSN 26 June 1861 / Commander CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 26 March 1861 / Paroled Mobile, Alabama 22 May 1865 / CIA Mobile 22 May 1865
Pensacola Navy Yard 1861-1862 / Savannah Squadron 1862-October 1863 / Red River Squadron October 1863 / Mobile Squadron 1863-1864 / / CSS Savannah June 1864-21 December 1864

Brooke, John Mercer / Born 18 December 1826 Fort Brooke, Florida / Died Lexington, Virginia 14 December 1906
USNA 1847 / Midshipman USN 1841 / Lieutenant USN 1855 / US Naval Observatory 1851-1853 / Resigned USN 20 April 1861 / Lieutenant Virginia Navy 20 April 1861 / Lieutenant CSN 2 May 1861 / Commander CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 13 September 1862 / Commander PCSN 2 June 1864
Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography March 1863-April 1865

Buchanan, Franklin / Maryland / Born 17 September 1800 Baltimore, Maryland / Died Talbot, Maryland 11 May 1874
Midshipman USN 28 June 1815 / Passed Midshipman USN 1822 / Lieutenant USN 13 January 1825 / Commander USN 8 September 1841 / Superintendent US Naval School 3 September 1845-15 March 1847 / Captain USN 14 September 1855 / Resigned USN 22 April 1861 / Reinstatement USN 4 May 1861 Denied 14 May 1861 / Captain CSN 5 September 1861 / Bureau of Orders and Details 24 September 1861-24 February 1862 / Admiral NCSA 21 Aug 1862 / Flag Officer CSN 21 August 1862-5 August 1864 / Admiral PCNS 13 May 1863 / Paroled 17 May 1865 / WIA Hampton Roads 8 March 1862 WIA and CIA Mobile Bay 5 August 1864 Exchanged 7 March 1865
Washington Navy Yard 26 May 1859-22 April 1861 / Bureau of Orders and Details 24 September 1861-24 February 1862 / James River Squadron 27 February 1862-22 March 1862 / Flag Officer CSN 21 August 1862-5 August 1864 / Mobile Squadron 20 September 1862-5 August 1864

Bulloch, James Dunwoody / Born 25 June 1823 Savannah, Georgia / Died Liverpool, England 7 January 1901
USN 1839 / Lieutenant USN / Resigned USN 5 October 1854 / Commander CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 17 january 1862 / Special Agent CS Navy Department 1861
CSS Fingal 10 November 1861 / Naval Agent in Europe 9 May 1861-April 1865

Carter, Jonathan H / Born 1 January 1821 Stokes, North Carolina / Died Edgefield, South Carolina 7 March 1884
USNA 1846 / Lieutenant USN / Resigned USN 25 April 1861 / CSN 27 April 1861 / First Liuetnenat CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 2 October 1862 / First Lieutenant PCNS 2 June 1864 to rank from 6 January 1864 / Captain CSN April 1865
CSS Polk 1861-26 June 1862 / CSS Missouri 1863-3 June 1865 / Shreveport Navy Yard 1862-1865

De Bree, John / Born New Jersey
Paymaster USN / Paymaster CSN 10 June 1861 / Paymaster CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 26 March 1861
Bureau of Provisions and Clothing June 1861 April 1864

Farrand, Ebenezer / Born 1803 New York / Died Attalla, Alabama 1873
Midshipman USN 4 March 1823 / Padded Midshipman 23 March 1829 / Lieutenant USN 3 March 1831 / USS Ariel 1831 / USS Falmouth 1851 / Commander USN 10 July 1854 / Resigned USN 21 January 1861 / Commander CSN 6 June 1861 to rank from 26 March 1861 / Captain PCSN 2 June 1864 to rank 13 May 1863 / Paroled Nanna Hubba, Alabama 10 May 1865
Pensacola Navy Yard 1861 / Lighthouse Bureau 18 April 1861 / Savannah Navy Yard 1862 / Richmond Navy Yard 1862 / Selma Navy Yard 1862-1863 / Mobile Navy Yard 1863-1865 / Mobile Squadron 5 August 1864-10 May 1865

Forrest, French / Born 1796 Helen, Maryland / Died Georgetown, Washington, District of Columbia 22 December 1866
Midshipman USN 9 June 1811 / Lieutenant USN 5 March 1817 / Commander USN 9 February 1837 / Captain USN 30 March 1844 / Flag Officer Virginia Navy 17 April 1861 / Captain CSN 6 June 1861
Norfolk Navy Yard 22 April 1861-27 March 1862 / James River Squadron 10 July 1861-27 February 1862 / Bureau of Orders and Details 27 March 1862-16 March 1863 / James River Squadron 24 March 1863-6 May 1864

Hollins, George N / Born 20 September 1799 Baltimore, Maryland / Died Baltimore, Maryland 18 January 1878
Midshipman USN 1814 / Lieutenant USN 1828 / Commander USN 1841 / Captain USN 1855 / USS Cyane / USS  Susquehanna / Resigned USN 4 June 1861 / Captain CSN 22 June 1861 to rank from 26 March 1861 /
James River Squadron 10 July 1861-31 July 1861 / New Orleans Navy Yard 31 July 1861-January 1862 / Mississippi River Squadron 1862 / CSS Manassas 1861 / Charlotte Navy Yard 1864

Hunter, William W / Born Pennsylvania
Resigned USN 29 April 1861 / Commander CSN 6 June 1861 to rank from 26 March 1861 / Captain PCSN 7 January 1864 to rank from 13 May 1863
Texas Squadron 1861-December 1862 / Savannah Squadron June 1863-1864

Ingraham, Duncan Nathaniel / Born 6 December 1802 Charleston, South Carolina / Died Charleston, South Carolina 16 October 1891
Midshipman USN 18 June 1812 / Commander USN / USS St Louis / Captain USN 14 September 1855 / Chief of Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrographer 1856-1860 / Resigned USN 4 February 1861 / Virginia Navy / Captain CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 26 March 1861
Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography 10 June 1861-16 November 1861 / Pensacola Navy Yard 16 November 1861-1861 / Charleston Navy Yard 1862-1865

Lee, Sydney Smith / Born 2 September 1802 Camden, New Jersey / Died Richlands, Virginia 22 July 1869
Midshipman USN 30 December 1820 / Lieutenant USN 17 May 1828 / Commander USN 4 June 1850 / Commandant USNA 1848-1851 / USS Mississippi  / Philadelphia Navy Yard / Resigned USN 17 April 1861 Refused / Dismissed USN 22 April 1861 / Commander Virginia Navy 11 June 1861 / Commander CSN 21 June 1861 to rank from 26 March 1861 / Captain CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 8 February 1862 /
Norfolk Navy Yard 27 March 1862-May 1862 / Bureau of Orders and Details 6 May 1864-April 1865

Lynch, William Francis / Born 1 April 1801 Norfolk, Virginia / Died Baltimore, Maryland 17 October 1865
Midshipman USN 26 January 1819 / Lieutenant USN May 1828 / USS Poinsett 1839 / Commander USN 1849 / Captain USN 1850 / Resigned USN 21 April 1861 / Captain CSN 10 June 1861 / Captain CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 26 March 1861 / Paroled Richmond, Virginia 3 May 1865
CSS Curlew 1861 / Bureau of Orders and Details 23 August 1861-4 September 1861 / Louisiana Navy Yard Fort Jackson 1861-1862 / North Carolina Squadron 1862-1865 / CSS Raleigh 1864 / CSS North Carolina 1864

Maffitt, John Newland / Born 22 February 1819 At Sea / Died 15 May 1886 Wilmington, North Carolina
Midshipman USN February 1832 / US Coast Survey 1842-1857 / Lieutenant USN 1843 / USS Dolphin 1857 / USS Crusader 1859-7 February 1861 / Resigned USN 2 May 1861 / First Lieutenant CSN 8 May 1861 / Commander CSN 29 April 1863 / Commander PCSN 2 June 1864 to rank from 13 May 1864
CSS Florida 17 August 1862-12 February 1864 / CSS Albemarle 1864 / CSS Owl September 1864-1865

Maury, Matthew Fontaine / Born Spotsylvania, Virginia 14 January 1806 / Died Lexington, Virginia 1 February 1873
Midshipman USN 1825 / Superintendent US Naval Observatory 1854 / Commander USN / Resigned USN 1861 / Commander CSN 110 June 861
Chief of Seacoast River and Harbour Defences 1861 / Naval Agent in Europe 20 September 1862-April 1865

Minor, George B / Born Virginia
Commander USN / Resigned USN 22 April 1861 / Commander CSN 10 June 1861
Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography December 1861-March 1863

Mitchell, John K / Born North Carolina 1811 /Died 1889
Commander IUSN / Resigned USN / Commander CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 26 March 1861 / CIA Fort St Philip 1862 Exchanged
New Orleans Navy Yard January 1862-29 March 1862 / Lower Mississippi Squadron 1862 / Bureau of Orders and Details 16 March 1863-6 May 1864 / James River Squadron 7 May 1864-15 February 1865 / CSS Richmond (CSS Virginia II) 7 May 1864-18 February 1865

North, James H / Born South Carolina
Lieutenant USN / Resigned USN January 1861 / Lieutenant CSN 26 March 1861 / Commander CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 6 May 1862
Naval Agent in Europe 17 May 1861-April 1865

Page, Richard Lucian / Virginia / Born 20 December 1807 Clarke, Virginia / Died Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania 9 August 1901
Midshipman USN 1 March 1824 / Passed Midshipman USN 20 February 1830 / Lieutenant USN 26 March 1834 / Commander USN 14 September 1855 / USS Germantown 1860-1861 / Dismissed USN 18 April 1861 / ADC (J Letcher) 1861 / Captain Virginia Navy 1861 / Commander CSN 23 October 1861 to rank from 26 March 1861 / Captain CSN May 1862 / Colonel PACS Artillery 12 June 1862 / Brigadier-General PACS (Special) 7 March 1864 to rank from 1 March 1864 / Paroled Fort Delaware, Delaware 24 July 1865 / CIA Fort Morgan 23 August 1864
Savannah Squadron 1861-5 March 1862 / Norfolk Navy Yard 7 March 1862 / Savannah Squadron 31 March 1863-13 May 1863 / Charlotte Navy Yard October 1862-1864 / Page’s Brigade District of the Gulf 1 March 1864-23 August 1864

Pinkney, Robert F  / Born 15 February 1812 Baltimore, Maryland /
Midshipman USN 1 December 1827 / Passed Midshipman USN 10 June 1833 /  Lieutenant USN 28 February 1838 / Commander USN 14 September 1855 / Resigned USN 23 April 1861 / PACS 1861 / Commander CSN 24 June 1861 to rank from 26 March 1861 / CSRS United States 1861 / CSS Livingston 1862 / CSS Neuse 1864 / Captain PCSN 2 June 1864 to rank from 13 May 1863 / Paroled Greensboro, North Carolina 28 April 1865
CSS Savannah 1863-12 April 1864 / Savannah Squadron 1863-1864 / North Carolina Squadron 1864-1865

Randolph, Victor M / Born Virginia
Captain USN / Resigned USN 14 January 1861 / Captain CSN 23 October 1861-26 March 1861
Pensacola Navy Yard 12 January 1861-16 November 1861 / Mobile Defences 1862

Rousseau, Lawrence (Laurent) / Born 15 July 1790 New Orleans, Louisiana / Died New Orleans, Louisiana 4 September 1866
Midshipman USN 16 January 1809 / Lieutenant USN 24 July 1813 / Commander USN 24 April 1828 / USS Dolphin / USS Erie / USS Falmouth / USS Saint-Louis / Captain USN 9 January 1837 / Commodore USN 1846 / Resigned USN 11 February 1861 / Captain CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 26 March 1861 / Flag Officer CSN 26 March 1861-21 August 1862 / Flag Officer CSN 5 August-10 February 1865 / Paroled Mobile, Alabama 10 May 1865
Brazil Squadron 1845-1847 / Flag Officer CSN 26 March 1861-21 August 1862 / New Orleans Navy Yard March 1861-August 1861/ Bureau of Orders and Details 1 August 1863-23 August 1863   / Flag Officer CSN 5 August 1864-10 February 1865

Semmes, Raphael / Born 27 September 1809 Charles, Maryland / Died Point Clear, Alabama 30 August 1877
Midshipman USN 1 April 1826 / Passed Midshipman USN 28 April 1832 / Lieutenant USN 9 February 1837 / Commander USN 14 September 1855 / Resigned USN 15 February 1861 / Commander CSN 26 March 1861 / Captain CSN 21 August 1862 to rank from 15 July 1862 / Captain CSN 25 August 1862 to rank from 21 August 1862 / Captain PCSN 2 June 1864 to rank from 13 May 1863 / Rear Admiral CSN 10 February 1865 / Flag Officer CSN 10 February 1865-1 May 1865 / Brigadier-General PACS (Temporary) 5 April 1865 Unconfirmed / Paroled Durham Station, North Carolina 1 May 1865 / WIA Cherbourg 19 June 1864
Lighthouse Bureau 4 April 1861-18 April 1861 / CSS Sumter 18 April 1861-13 April 1862 / CSS Alabama 20 August 1862-19 June 1864 / Flag Officer CSN 10 February 1865-1 May 1865 / James River Squadron 18 February 1865-9 April 1865 / Naval Brigade 5 April 1865-9 April 1865

Semple, James A / Born Virginia
Paymaster USN / Resigned USN / Paymaster CSN 10 June 1861 / Paymaster CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 26 March 1861
Bureau of Provisions and Clothing April 1864-April 1865

Sinclair, George T / Born Virginia
Lieutenant USN / Midshipman Virginia Navy / First Lieutenant CSN 20 April 1861 / Commander CSN 13 May 1863 / Commander PCSN 2 June 1864 to rank from 13 May 1863
Norfolk Navy Yard 1861-1862 / Savannah Squadron 1862 / CSS Fingal 1862 / Privateer  Georgiana 1863 / Naval Agent in Europe 7 May 1862-April 1865

Spotswood, William Augustine Washington / Born 3 October 1806 Virginia / Died Alabama 7 September 1891
Assistant Surgeon USN December 1828 / Surgeon USN / Resigned USN 19 January 1861 / Chief of Medicine and Surgery CSN 10 June 1861 / Surgeon CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 26 March 1861
Office of Medicine and Surgery 10 June 1861-April 1865

Tattnall, Josiah / Born 9 November 1795 Savannah, Georgia / Died Savannah, Georgia 14 June 1871
Midshipman USN 1 January 1812 / Lieutenant USN 1 April 1818 / USS Grampus 1831-1832 / Commander USN 25 February 1836 / USS Spitfire 1846 / Captain USN 5 February 1850 / USS Saranac 1851 / Pensacola Navy Yard July 1851-June 1854 / USS Independence August 1854-November 1855 / East India Squadron 29 January 1858-1860 / USS Powhatan 1860 / Resigned USN 21 February 1861 / Georgia Navy 26 February 1861 / Captain CSN 23 October 1862 to rank from 26 March 1861 / Paroled 9 May 1865 / Rear Admiral Peruvian Navy 1866-1871
Savannah Navy Yard 1861-March 1862 / Savannah Squadron 19 May 1862-31 March 1863 / Savannah Navy Yard 19 May 1862-20 December 1864

Tucker, John Randolph / Born 31 January 1812 Alexandria, Virginia / Died Petersburg, Virginia 12 June 1883
Midshipman USN 1 June 1826 / Lieutenant USN 20 December 1837 / USS Stromboli 1846-1848 / Commander USN 14 September 1855 / USS Pennsylvania 1855 / Resigned USN 18 April 1861 / Commander Virginia Navy / Commander CSN 6 June 1861 to rank from 26 March 1861 / Captain CSN 7 January 1864 to rank from 13 May 1863 / CIA Sayler’s Creek 6 April 1865 / Paroled 24 July 1865
CSS Yorktown 1861 / Norfolk Navy Yard / CSS Patrick Henry 1861 / James River Squadron April 1862-July 1862 / CSS Chicora July 1862 /  Charleston Squadron March 1863-February 1865

Webb, William Augustus / Born 24 July 1824 Virginia / Died 1 December 1881
Midshipman USN 26 January 1838 / Passed Midshipman USN 2 July 1845 / Master USN 9 October 1853 / Lieutenant USN 12 June 1854 / Resigned USN 17 May 1861 / First Lieutenant CSN 10 June 1861 / Commander CSN 24 April 1861 / Commander PCSN 2 June 1864 to rank from 13 May 1863  / WIA Hampton Roads 9 March 1862 CIA 17 June 1863 Exchanged 18 October 1864
CSS Teaser 1862 / Special Torpedo Flotilla Charleston 19 February 1863 / CSS Atlanta May 1863-17 June 1863 / CSS Richmond October 1864-November 1864

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