Waddell, James

Waddell, James (Iredell)

(1824–86) naval officer; born in Pittsboro, N.C. He served in the U.S. Navy (1841–62) and then the Confederate States Navy (1862–65). He commanded the Confederate raider Shenendoah on a 58,000-mile, around-the-globe voyage (1864–65) and decimated the New England whaling fleet in the Pacific Ocean. Following an amnesty, he returned to the U.S.A. and engaged in commercial sailing.
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