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Ancestry.com. U.S., Deaths in the U.S. Naval Service, 1861-1867 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
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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.

About U.S., Deaths in the U.S. Naval Service, 1861-1867

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:

  • name
  • place and date of death
  • rank
  • vessel
  • disease or injury
  • remarks
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