THOMAS P. PELOT, LT, CSN
Thomas Pelot '55
Date of birth: June 28, 1835
Date of death: June 3, 1863
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Biography & Loss
From Find A Grave:
Thomas Postell Pelot was a graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, receiving his commision as Lieutenant in 1857. 1861 Lt. Confederate Navy. Commanded Conf. Steamer Savannah 1862. 1864 KIA capturing the 378 ton Union Steamer Water Witch on Ossabaw Sound, GA.
He married and is survived by Clara T.Freeman and 3 daughters, Marion, Rosa and Lalla.
He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall. Some more details are here.
Midshipman, 2 June, 1849. Passed Midshipman, 12 June, 1855. Master, 16 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 1 January, 1857. Resigned 11 January, 1861.