USS Cayuga

The Cayuga was a Unadilla-class "90 Day Gunboats" built for the Navy. Commissioned on 21 February 1862, Lieutenant N. B. Harrison commanding

Cayuga was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, reaching Ship Island on 16 October 1862 and served on the Gulf Coast until 4 July 1865.

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  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    James M. Harris2nd Assistant Engineer6 October 1864
    ✚ ⋂Peter S. HarrisOrdinary Seaman30 January 1865
    ⚔ ⋂David A. McDermutLieutenant Commander18 April 186325
    George WilsonSeaman11 October 1863
    ✚ ⋂William Witmer2nd Class Fireman17 April 186521


    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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