Commodore Lewis Warrington

(b. 3 Nov 1782 - d. 12 Oct 1851) Public Vault
Removed to Norfolk, 1852

A naval officer who entered the navy in 1800, served with distinction during the Tripolitan war and received a Congressional gold medal for his service in the War of 1812. He was commandant of the Norfolk Navy Yard for a total of 10 years and at Pensacola where the nearby town of Warrington was name in his honor. He served on the board of navy commissioners for 6 years, the chief of the bureau of yards and docks for 4 years and chief of the bureau of ordnance from 1847 until his death.

The National Intelligencer, October 14, 1851
     Navy Department
     Washington, October 13, 1851
Agreeably to instructions from the Navy Department, the following arrangements for the funeral honors of the lamented Commodore Lewis Warrington have been made:

Order of Procession:
1. Funeral Escort

2. The Clergy of the District

3. Senior Medical Officer of the Navy

4. Capt. Smoot   
Com. Skinner
Com. Shubrick  
Com. Ballard
Gen. Henderson   
Gen. Totten  
Gen. Jesup   
Gen. Scott

5. The Relatives of the deceased

6. The General Staff of the Marine Corps

7. Officers of the Navy and Marine Corps

8. Officers of the Army

9. Officers of the Militia

10. The President of the United States (Fillmore) and Secretary of the Navy

11. The Heads of Departments

12. The Foreign Ministers and Suites

13. The Judges of the Courts of the District of Columbia

14. The comptrollers of the Treasury, Auditors, Treasurer, Register, Solicitor, and Commissioners of Land Office, Patents, Pensions, Indian Affairs, and Public Buildings, and other Heads of Bureaus

15. The Marshal of the District of Columbia

16. The Mayor and Corporate Authorities of Washington and Georgetown

17. The Clerks of the several Departments, preceded by their Chief Clerks and all other Civil officers of the Government

18. The Societies and Fraternities that may join the procession

19. Citizens and Strangers

The troops designated to form the escort will be commanded by the senior officer of the Marine Corps present, and they will assemble at St. John’s Church, in H street, on Tuesday, the 14th of October, from which the procession will move precisely at 12 o’clock.

The usual badge of mourning will be worn on the left arm and on the hilt of the sword.

The Adjutant General of the Army is charged with the arrangements of the day, and will be aided by the Assistants Adjutant General on duty near the headquarters of the army.
     For the Committee:
          H.E. Ballard, Senior Officer

The Officers of the Navy in Washington and the vicinity are notified to assemble at St. John’s Church on Tuesday, the 14th of October, at 12 o’clock, in undress uniform, with cocked hats and blue pantaloons, to attend the funeral of the late lamented Commodore Lewis Warrington.

     For the Committee:

          H.E. Ballard, Senior Officer

The National Intelligencer, October 15, 1851
The Funeral of Commodore Warrington took place yesterday in conformity with the published program. After an address and religious exhortation at the late residence of the deceased, further divine service was celebrated in St. John’s Church by the Rev. Smith Pyne, whither the mortal remains of the deceased was attended by a numerous body of naval and army officers. On the conclusion of the services in the church, the body was conveyed to the hearse in waiting, and thence followed to its final resting place in the Congress burial ground by the reverend Clergy in attendance, the family and friends of the gallant deceased, the President (Fillmore) and members of the Cabinet, the General-in-Chief, officers of the army and navy, heads of bureaus, officers of the militia and volunteer corps, clerks, and private citizens. The public offices were closed from and after 12 o’clock noon.

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