USS Arkansas

The Arkansas was a steamer purchased by the Navy on 27 June 1863 and commissioned 29 June 1863, Acting Volunteer Lieutenant William H. West commanding.

Arkansas was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, arriving on station 10 October 1863. She was tasked as a supply steamer between New Orleans and the blockading fleet of the coast of Texas.

The Arkansas was decommissioned on 5 June 1865 and sold.

  • USS Arkansas on Wikipedia

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    Albert C. BurgessOrdinary Seaman1 June 186424
    David CateActing Volunteer Lieutenant4 May 186545
    John CunninghamSeaman1 November 186421
    Henry GordonShip's Cook30 September 186424
    Thomas Gory (alias Thomas Scanlan)Coal Heaver14 October 186424
    William McDonaldQuarter Gunner16 October 186422
    Thomas McGoughActing 2nd Assistant Engineer29 September 1864
    William Noble2nd Class Fireman12 October 186425
    David O'LearyCoal Heaver7 October 186423
    George H. PhillipsOrdinary Seaman25 September 186421
    John PowersFireman 2nd Class18 October 186425
    John PriorCoal Heaver2 October 186423
    Marshall StoneCabin Steward11 October 186419
    Charles William SnowActing Ensign11 November 186422
    William TicknerSeaman4 October 186432
    Dennis WalshCoal Heaver5 October 186430


    killed in action
    prisoner of war
    died of disease or injury
    died of yellow fever
    ø died due to vessel loss
    died in ordnance accident
    buried on land in marked grave
    buried/lost at sea
    🎖 Medal of Honor recipient
    transcribed letters of sailor/marine posted

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