Lt. Commander Edward Lea

Lt. Commander Edward Lea (HMXR2)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 17.606', W 94° 48.717'

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(1837-1863)

Maryland-born Edward Lea Graduated From the U.S. Naval Academy in 1855. At the onset of the Civil War, his father, Albert, unsuccessfully tried to persuade him to join the Confederacy. Edward Became First Officer on the U.S.S. Harriet Lane. On Jan. 1, 1863, it was involved in the Battle of Galveston against Confederates under Gen. John B. Magruder, whose staff included Albert Lea. After the battle, Albert found, but could not help, his mortally wounded son, whose final words were reportedly, "My father is here."Recorded - 2005
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HM NumberHMXR2
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Year Placed2005
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 324001 N 3241858
Decimal Degrees29.29343333, -94.81195000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 17.606', W 94° 48.717'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 17' 36.36" N, 94° 48' 43.02" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3927 Avenue K, Galveston TX 77550, US
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