From the US Naval Academy Register of Alumni, Class of 1853.
00217 D Eggleston, John R. VA A-MA RES 22 Jan '61 LT LT CSN Died Raymond Miss.
Deciphered, he stood 8th in a class of 47 graduates. Non-graduates numbered 19. He was in the sixth class at the academy, being the 217th graduate.
He was born in Virginia, appointed to the Naval Academy from Massachusetts. Resigned from the US Navy January 22, 1861, rank LT.
He served as LT in the Confederate Navy and died at Raymond, Miss.
He was one of six of his class who went South.