Reid, Samuel Chester

OFFICER (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
BORN 24 Aug 1783, Norwich, Conecticut - DIED 28 Jan 1861, New York City, New York
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn (Section 172, Plot 13108)

Samuel Chester Reid entered the navy in 1794. He served with Thomas Truxtun and during the War of 1812 he was in command of the privateer General Armstrong at Fayal. In 1814 he supported the defense of New Orleans. In 1818 he designed the third and current version of the flag of the USA.

In 1844 he became a master in the Navy. He died in 1861. Four ships were named after him. His grave at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn was unmarked for a long time until amateur historian Thomas Manning rediscovered it in the records of Greenwood Cemetery.

Sources
Capt. Samuel Chester Reid
Samuel Chester Reid - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Samuel Chester Reid at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City.
Picture by Androom (14 Apr 2008)

 


Reid, Thomas Mayne

Published: 21 Nov 2010
Last update: 21 Nov 2010