EDWARD J. MCDERMOTT, LT, CSN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edward McDermott '63

Date of birth: 1843

Date of death: March 13, 1865

Age: ~21

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Edward J. McDermott was admitted to the Naval Academy from Texas on September 22, 1858 at age 15 years 0 months.

Loss

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 once initial research is completed on all names we will engage with the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Alumni Association to correct these and other errors.


Class of 1863

Edward is one of 14 members of the Class of 1863 in Memorial Hall.