USS Bienville

The Bienville was a side-wheel paddle steamer acquired by the Navy on 14 August 1861 and commissioned 23 October 1861.

She was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron in 1863 and served on station until the close of the war.

  • USS Bienville on Wikipedia
  • USS Bienville on NavSource

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    ✚ ⋂David Armstrong1st Class Fireman19 January 186544
    Francis L. GrindleSeaman27 August 186328
    Thomas F. JonesLandsman27 August 186322
    Joseph McMahanCoal Heaver27 August 186329
    John SweeneyCoal Heaver1 April 186543


    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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