Lists of Deaths in the United States Naval Service During the Civil War, compiled 1861–1865. ARC ID: 1226166. Record and Pension Office: Records Relating to the Sick and Wounded. Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762–1984, Record Group 94. National Archives at Washington, D.C.
President Abraham Lincoln ordered a naval blockade of Southern ports only days after hostilities started at Fort Sumter, and the Union navy would play a vital role in the war, both at sea and on the country’s rivers. The ledger book featured in this database contains a list of U.S. Navy personnel who served and died during the Civil War. While this ledger is not a comprehensive list of U.S. Navy deaths during the war, for those included you may find the following details:
- place and date of death
- disease or injury