JOSEPH L. FRIEND, PASSED MIDN, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Joseph Friend '47

Date of birth: May 29, 1824

Date of death: October 18, 1851

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Loss

Joseph L. Friend, circa 1830, artist unknown.

Joseph died on October 18, 1851 "near Richmond, Va."

He was born in, and appointed to the Naval Academy from, Virginia.

He is also buried in Virginia and was survived by his wife, Catherine W. Murchie — married October 10, 1849 — and son, Joseph L. Friend, Jr., born ~1850.

Career

From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 27 October, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Died 18 October, 1851.

He was aboard the frigate Congress when she sailed for Rio de Janeiro from Gibraltar on December 22, 1843.



Class of 1847

Joseph is one of 31 members of the Class of 1847 on Virtual Memorial Hall.