Saturday, May 18, 2013

Service Man Killed or Wounded in Navy Battles. P. 2.

The following information comes from; The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies.  Series 1., Volume 8.

U. S. S. Commodore Perry.

These men were either killed or wounded on the action of Black River, Virginia, Friday October 3, 1862.

John Lynch, Master's mate, rifle ball through the heart.

Justin Baker, Quartermaster, rifle ball through the head.

John W. Johnson, Landsman, arm shattered by rifle ball.

George Nicholas, Able seaman, rifle ball through the head.

James Brown, Captain's Steward, rifle ball through the hand.

John Dowling, Able seaman, rifle ball through the neck.

James McManis or Mcmanis, Fireman, bayonet wound in leg.

Isaac Fisher, Private, Ninth New Jersey rifle ball through the body.

Peter Gilgnassen, Private, Ninth New Jersey, rifle ball through the thigh.

John E. French, Private, Ninth New Jersey, wound slight rifle ball to the forehead.

William Bucklin, Private, Fourth Rhode Island, wound slight rifle ball in the neck.

U. S. S. Hunchbaack.

These men were either killed or wounded on the action of Black River, Virginia, Friday October 3, 1862.

James Ritchie, Boatswain's mate, Killed.
Frank Davis, Contraband, killed.
Samuel B. Sharp, Seaman, wounded in left arm.

U. S. Gunboat Maratanza, October, 1862.

Edward K. Flowers, Acting mate, killed.
George Blake, Signal quarter master, killed.
*Joseph Brink, Seaman, wounded seriously in leg.
Sullivan Bruce, Quarter Gunner, wounded in the head.
George W. Horford, Ordinary seaman, wounded in face.
Charles Donovan, Marine, wounded in breast.
David Mitchell, Boy, wounded in thigh.
*In the report it states that Brink was Captain of the after guard.

Acting Third Assistant Engineer, Thomas Mallahan of the Ceres was killed in April, 1863, while attempting to land in one of the boats.

Those killed or wounded in the action on the Nansemond River, Virginia, April, 1863.

From the Minnesota.

Charles Kling, Seaman, killed.
Joacaim Sylvia, Ordinary seaman, killed.
Robert B. Wood, Cockswain, wounded slightly.
George McDonald, Seaman, wounded slightly.
William H. Cole, Quarter Gunner, wounded slightly.
Benjamin Simmons, Captain of Forecastle, wounded slightly.
Anthony Nicholas, Ordinary seaman, lost overborad, missing or killed.

From the U.S. S Commodore Barney.

Joseph T. Collins, Landsman, killed.
John Millett, Seaman, killed.
William A. West, Quartermaster, killed.
Henry N. Fish, wounded severely.
Jacob Diebeat, Landsman, wounded slightly.
Patrick T. Curran, Landsman, wounded slightly.
James B. Collins, Landsman, wounded severely.
William Short, Boy ( Contused ), wounded slightly.

From the U. S. S. Mount Washington.

John W. Small, Pilot, wounded severely.

From the U. S. S. Stepping Stones.

John Sullivan, First Class Fireman, wounded severely.
Giles Scott, Boy, ( Contused ), wounded slightly.
Samuel Dent, Boy, ( Contused ), wounded slightly.
John Down, Boy, ( Contused ), wounded slightly.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Service Man Killed or Wounded in Navy Battles. P. 1.

The following information comes from The official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies.   Series 1., Volume 9.

Edward A. Pierson, Assistant Surgeon, of the Penobscot, was  killed May 22, 1863, at his quarters by a shell fired from Fort Fisher.  The Penobscot was struck by a rifled shell which caused the death of Dr. Pierson.

Thomas I. Donahoe, Landsman, was killed while working on a ship wreck.  Some rebels fired a volley with their rifles from behind a san hill.  This was at New Inlet, North Carolina, Sepeteber, 1863.

John Callister, Coxswain, of the Swan, was killed being shot through the head causing immediate death.

Killed from the U. S. S. Underwriter.

Jacob Westervelt, Acting Master ( Commanding ) Body Recovered February 28, 1864.

John Fealy, First Class Fireman, Body Recovered February 16, 1864.

Alfred Banks ( Colored ), Captain's Boy, Body recovered March 1, 1864.

John H. Beiderman, Ordinary Seaman, Body Recovered March 2, 1864.

U. S. S. Minnesota, April 15, 1864.

Acting Volunteer, Lieutenant Charles B. Wilder, had the lockstring in his had and ready to fire when he was struck by a rifle ball in the left temple and instantly killed.

Casualties from the U. S. S. Ceres, April, 1864.

William Rose, First class Fireman, Killed.

Acting Third Assistant Engineer, George A. Dean, wounded.

Acting Third Assistant Engineer, John Frank,  wounded slightly.

 Acting Third Assistant Engineer, John R. Sherwood, wounded slightly.

Acting Master's Mate, James B. Hopkins, wounded slightly.

Samuel Pascall, Ships Cook, wounded mortally.

John Peterson, Seaman, wounded.

John Flynn, Landsman, right arm amputated.

John Benson, Landsman, wounded severely.

Casualties from the U. S. S. Mattabesett, May, 1864.

Ralph E. Lake, First Class Fireman, Killed.

William H. Demilt, First Class boy, Killed.

James L. Plunkett, Acting Master, wound contusion of right thigh.

Daniel Lamon, Captain Forecastle, wound lacerated scalp.

James Mulvehill, Ordinary Seaman, wound contused of left should.

Charles F. Moeller, First Class Boy, wound contusion  of right eye and ecchymosts of left eyebrow and lid.

John B. Jewitt, Landsman, wound punctured of right forearm.

Casualties from the U. S. S. Sassacus.

James Tillott, First Class Fireman, died May 7, 1864, from the effect of steam.

Thomas Johnson, Second Coal Heaver, killed instantly on May 5, 1864.

Robert Crozier, sixth N. Y. Cavalry.

CROZIER, ROBERT.—Age, 21 years. Enrolled, no date given, at New York; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. F, October 24, 1861, to serve three years; as first lieutenant,June 27,1862; killed, May 7, 1863, near West Point, Va. Commissioned second lieutenant, December 9, 1861, with rank from October 24, 1861, original; first lieutenant, July 21, 1862, with rank from June 27, 1862, vice Crocker, promoted.

Lieutenant Robert Crozier was near West Point, his company was on their way to do some reconnaissance near the White House but at a line of woods they met some enemy pickets and they charged them.  His horse was shot from under him and he was killed when his horse fall upon him.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

C. S. S. Arkansas, Killed & Wounded.

C. S. S. Arkansas.
This list of men were either killed or wounded will in battle on the C. S. S. Arkansas, also called the Steam Ram Arkansas and C. S. Gunboat Arkansas.

These names were given in two reports dated Vicksburg, July 23, 1862.

These information came from ( The official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies ) Series 1, Volume 19.


John Kane, Private, Pinkney's Battalion Louisiana, Volunteers.
Charles Madden, Private, Clinch's Battalion Louisiana Artillery.
Henry Shields, Company E.
Antonio Flores, Company G.
Daniel Sullivan, Company A., 28th., Louisiana Volunteers.
Frank Harter, Captain, Hold.
Samuel Heaton, Officer's Stewart.
R. Rankin, Seaman.
John Thorhell, Fireman.
William Dills, Volunteer from Army.
W. Woodward, Volunteer from Army.


William Alexander, Private, Clinch's Battalion Louisiana Artillery.
John Sullivan, Private, Clinch's Battalion Louisiana Artillery.
Thomas Lynch, Sergeant, Clinch's Battalion Louisiana Artillery.
Bernard Martinez, Private, 28th., Louisiana Volunteers.
Daniel Clifford, Seaman.
Charles Hardee, Officer's Stewart.
Arnold Beecher, Ordinary Seaman.
Henry Evans, Volunteer from Army.
J. R. Hill, Volunteer from Army.
John Johnson, Sergeant, Louisiana Volunteers.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Those Killed and Wounded in Navy Battles.

Flagship Hartford, March 19, 1863.

Sir: I have the honor to report the following casualties on board
this ship during the engagement with the batteries in passing Grand
Gulf this morning. :

Killed. Charles Sweeney, landsman, shot in head.
Dennis Driscoll, landsman, shot in abdomen.

Wounded. William Brown, seaman, arm, slightly.
James Robbins, landsman, knee, slightly.
John Brown, marine, head, slightly.
Michael Corcoran, marine, shoulder, slightly.
William Luther, landsman, head, slightly.
Patrick Cook, marine, side, slightly.

Report of Fleet Surgeon Folti, U. 8. Navy, regarding casualties.
New Orleans, May 22, 1863.

Sir: I respectfully report the following casualties on board the
U. S. S. Diana during her engagement with the rebel forces on the
Atchafalaya on the 28th of March, last. The list has just been received. 

Killed. Thomas L. Peterson, acting master; Mini ball, through head.
Robert Crawford, boatswain's mate; cannon ball, legs.
James Mumford, captain forecastle; cannon hall, chest.

Wounded. Patrick Padden, first-class fireman; gunshot wound, leg amputated.
John Vicars, second-class fireman; gunshot wound, abdomen, slightly.
John Cameron, quartermaster; gunshot wound scalp, slightly.

U. S. S. New London,
Off Sabine Pass, Tex., April 19, 1S63.

Sir: I have to report the following as a list of the casualties occurring yesterday, April 18, in the skirmish with the enemy at Sabine Pass:

Commander A. Read, gunshot wound of the eye; serious.

James O. Taylor, pilot; gunshot wounds of the hip, scrotum, and
thigh; serious.

Charles Hamilton, seaman; gunshot wound of the arm; serious.

Thomas H. Gormly ordinary seaman; gunshot wound of the neck
and thigh; serious.

Gabriel Chalapas, ordinary seaman; gunshot wound of the foot;

George Miller, ordinary seaman; gunshot wound of the thigh; slight.

U.S. S. Steam Sloop,
Off Galveston Tex., June 2, 1863.

 John Newman, a man, from Poughkeepsie, N, Y., who enlisted December 18. 1861, Philadelphia, a worthy man, was accidentally killed on the expedition by a shot from a musket in the hands of one of the marines.

U. S. S. Princess, June 28, 1863.

At 2:30 a.m. Isaac Foster, ordinary seaman, was killed while working his gun, being shot through the head by enemy's sharpshooters.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

U. S. S. Juliet, those killed and Wounded.

Here is a list of those killed or wounded while in the engagement with the Confederate Batteries on the Red River, on April 26 & 27, 1864.

April 26, 1864.

Robert Higgins (contraband), coal heaver, shrapnel.

April 26, 1864.

Thomas Dunn, fireman, left ankle; seriously.
John Quiim, boy, right leg; seriously.
Henry Harris, deckhand, privates and left groin ; seriously.
Lloyd Woodyard, ordinary seaman, hand: severely.
Gus Pasgo, ordinary seaman, hand; severely.
Green Deason, landsman, hand; slightly.
Isaac Adams, ordinary seaman, hand ; slightly.
Edward P. Slade, landsman, fracture arm ; seriously.
Alonzo W, Kent, quartermaster, back; slightly.
Charles Appleby, seaman, hand ; slightly.
Harry Harmon, coal heaver, thigh ; severely.
Porter Hunter, boy, hand ; slightly.

April 27, 1864.

Killed James R. Wales, master at arms, shell.

April 27, 1864.

A. M. Jordan, pilot, head; severely.
Ben Lewis, boy, shoulder; seriously.

Alexander C. Hosmer, Ohio.

Alexander C. Hosmer.

Birth: Sep. 9, 1840, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio.
Death: May 11, 1864, Tennessee.
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio.

From the 101st Ohio Regimental History.

LIEUTENANT ALEXANDER C. HOSMER Enrolled at Sandusky, July 22, 1862, in Company B. Appointed Second Lieutenant and assigned to Company A, February 1, 1863. Commanded Company B for a time after the Battle of Chickamauga, September 20, 1862. Died on the cars near Chattanooga, May 13, 1864, of wounds received at Rocky Face Ridge, May 11, 1864. Comrade Hosmer received his mortal wound in the famous assault made by the Regiment upon Buzzard Roost. Brave and capable, he fell in the thickest of the fight.

Lieutenant Alex. C. Hosmer, Commanding Company A, was mortally wounded, and died next day on the way to the hospital at Ringold. He had been given every possible attention at the field hospital, under care of Dr. T. M. Cook, our Regimental Surgeon, now iu charge of the Brigade Hospital. Brave almost to recklessness, Lieutenant Hosmer fell at his post.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Perry Lesure 78th., Illinois Infantry.

Perry Lesure.

Birth: 1838, Unadilla, Otsego County, New York.
Death Sept. 1, 1864.

Residence LIBERTY, ADAMS CO, IL. Residence LIBERTY, ADAMS CO, IL Age 24 Height 5'10 Hair BLACK Eyes BLACK Complexion DARK Marital Status SINGLE Occupation FARMER Nativity UNADILLA, OTSEGO CO, NY.

Perry Lesure, Private, 78th., Illinois Infantry Co. K.

Service Record. Joined JUL 29, 1862 LIBERTY, IL, Joined By CPT VERNON Period 3 YRS, Muster In SEP 1, 1862 QUINCY, IL KILLED IN BATTLE SEP 1, 1864 AT JONESBORO GA.

Burial: Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta Cobb County, Georgia.

The following was taken from the 78th., Regimental History.

Among the killed was a young man who belonged to Co. K, Perry Lashore, ( Lesure ). His death was a willing and willful sacrifice for his country. He was visiting friends in Quincy when he enlisted and he being the only son of aged parents, they at once set about to get him discharged. He enlisted in June, 1862, and the battle of Jonesboro was fought the first of September, 1864. His discharge came in the morning and was handed to him by his captain, and he said, "Captain, what would you do if you were in my place, go into this fight or not?" The captains' reply was, "You don't have to go, you have always been a good soldier, and we all know the circumstances under which your discharge was obtained, and it is "for your father's and mother's sake. This will undoubtedly be a hard battle, and were I in your place I would turn in my musket and take no chances." The members of his company by this time had gathered around him and all urged him not to take the chance. But his answer was, "I have been lucky for two years, never had a wound, and I believe I will be now, and I am going with you." Which he did, but never reached the enemy's works.

Major Frank B. Ward.

Frank B. Ward.

15th., Pennsylvania Cavalry, taken from the 160th., Infantry.

Company B.

Frank B. Ward Captain, Mustered in November 30, 1861 Promoted from 1st Sergeant, Anderson Troop, September 24, 1862; to Major, October 10, 1862.

Field and Staff.

Frank B. Ward Major, Mustered in November 30, 1861 Promoted from Captain, Company B, October 10, 1862; died January 4, 1863, of wounds received at Stone River, Tenn., December 29, 1862; buried in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburg, Pa.

The following was taken from the 15th., Regimental History.

Frank Biddle Ward was born December i, 1842, in Pittsburg, Pa. From school he went into the employ of Clark & Company, the great railroad shippers, where he had been about three years. When the war broke out, he enlisted immediately as a private in the Duquesne Grays, Captain Kennedy, for the three months' service. At the end of that time he re-enlisted as private in the Anderson Troop, better known as Buell's Bodyguard, in which he soon became Orderly Sergeant. When the troop was raised to a Regiment, he was promoted to a Captaincy and afterward to Junior Major He was mortally wounded at the battle of Stone River, December 29, 1862, and died January 11, 1863, as true and gallant a soldier as ever rode to death.
Requiescat in pace!

The Christian Spirit of the Regiment.

When Major Ward fell mortally wounded at the battle of Stone River, and was carried back some distance to where the  Surgeon could examine him, he inquired after the nature of the wound, and on being told that it was mortal, he called for someone to pray for him. Now we had no Chaplain, but there were several private soldiers standing nearby, one of whom immediately knelt by the side of the wounded Major, there in the woods and within range of the enemy's guns, and prayed most fervently in his behalf prayed not as if in his mind prayer was just for cases of emergency, but as if he were in daily communion with the Lord and needed no introduction.