From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Reuben Harris '46

Date of birth: July 7, 1823

Date of death: October 28, 1857

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.


Reuben died on October 28, 1857 in New York while returning home to Ohio on sick leave. (He had earlier been re-stationed due to ill health, in 1853.)

He was born in, and appointed to the Naval Academy from, Connecticut. He is buried in Ohio.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 25 January, 1840. Passed Midshipman, 11 July, 1846. Master, 24 November, 1854. Lieutenant, 8 August, 1855. Died 28 October, 1857.

Class of 1846

Reuben is one of 13 members of the Class of 1846 on Virtual Memorial Hall.