From the Hall of North and South Americans.
He was the first commander of the USS Stars and Stripes which I have been writing about.Reed Werden was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania 28 February 1818 and died at Newport, Rhode Island 13 July 1886. He was appointed midshipman from Ohio 9 January 1834 and became passed midshipman 16 July 1840. Commissioned lieutenant 27 February 1847.
Served on the sloop USS Germantown during the Mexican War 1847-1848 where he commanded a detachment from that ship during action againstTuspan and Tampico.