CHARLES WADDELL, ENS, USN
Charles Waddell '46
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: August 30, 1847
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Life & Loss
Unable to find any details about Charles' life or loss, except that he died on August 30, 1847 while aboard "Schooner On-ka-hy-e, at sea." (That ship was engaged in anti-slave trade patrols in the Caribbean during this time.)
Register of Alumni gives date of death but no other information.
He was appointed to the Naval Academy from Iowa.
Midshipman, 14 March, 1840. Passed Midshipman, 11 July, 1846. Died 30 August, 1847.
Memorial Hall Error
Charles is listed as an Ensign; however, this rank did not exist until 1862. Should be "Passed Midshipman."