Charles S. Sperry
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
ADMIRAL SPERRY BURIED
WASHINGTON, February 3, 1911 – Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, retired, who died at the Naval Medical Hospital here on Wednesday, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery today. President Taft and the Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Meyer, as well as a number of Army and Navy officers, attended the church services. The coffin was covered with the United States flag, on which were the Admiral’s sword, belt, epaulets and chapeau.
The coffin was taken to Arlington Cemetery on an artillery caisson and was escorted by a battalion of sailors and Marines.
Secretary Meyer had received a cablegram of
condolence from Vice Admiral Makoto Saito, the Japanese Minister of Marine;
Admiral Count H. Togo and Admiral Baron Goro Ijuin, Chief of the General
Staff of the Japanese Navy, who met Admiral Sperry on the occasion of his
visit to Japan in 1908 in command of the battleship fleet.
SPERRY, SMITH MARCY W/O CHARLES S
Posted: 7 December 2007