COMMANDER IN THE NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES, CAPTAIN AND FLAG-OFFICER IN THE NAVY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, REAR ADMIRAL IN THE NAVY OF THE REPUBLIC OF PERU AND PRESIDENT OF THE PERUVIAN HYDROGRAPHICAL COMMISSION OF THE AMAZON
e morning of the 31st of March, after an illness of only one day, this county, and his many friends, met with a heavy loss in the death of Capt. James Henry Rochelle. This distinguished soldier was a veteran of two wars. Euripides, I think it was, said no man should be called fortunate or happy until he had been placed with his good name by death beyond the reach of accident or change. Then, indeed, is this noble soldier happy, for he lived without reproach and died without fear. Another noble son of Virginia has gone down below the horizon of time, but his name will be held in sweet remembrance by his old comrades and his memory cherished and honored by his kinsmen."
Life of Rear Admiral John Randolph Tucker
BY JAMES HENRY ROCHELLE.
In writing this biographical sketch I have performed not a task, but a labor of love, for I was, during many years, both in times of peace and of war, intimately associated with the distinguished sailor whose career I have attempte