EDWARD J. MCDERMOTT, LT, CSN
Edward McDermott '63
Date of birth: 1843
Date of death: March 13, 1865
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Edward J. McDermott was admitted to the Naval Academy from Texas on September 22, 1858 at age 15 years 0 months.
From Find A Grave:
Lt. McDermott led a successful naval expedition of about 50 Confederate Navy men (coming overland from Mobile) against Union Navy boats protecting a contraband operation in southern Louisiana near Lake Maurepas. Edward McDermott was killed in the battle.
Edward had resigned on April 18, 1861, and was appointed an acting midshipman in the Confederate States Navy on May 16.
He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.
Confederates in Memorial Hall
This alumni is included on this site because he is listed in Memorial Hall. We do not feel this is appropriate—these men took up arms against the same constitution they'd once sworn to support and defend—and we have engaged with the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Alumni Association to correct these and other errors.