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Weldon N. Edwards

 

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Weldon N. Edwards, also known as Edwards, was probably named in honor of the President of the North Carolina Secession Convention. Assigned to the command of Capt. S. Barron who was charged with the naval defenses of Virginia and North Carolina, she operated in coastal waters of North Carolina during 1861 under Lt. Comdr J. Cook. In August 1861 she was pronounced generally worthless.