USS Circassian

The USS Circassian was a prize captured by 4 May 1862 by the USS Somerset, purchased from the prize court 8 November 1862 and commissioned 12 December 1862.

She was used as a supply steamer between the North and both the East and West Gulf Blockading Squadrons during the duration of the war.

  • USS Circassian on Wikipedia

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    ✚ ✎James GormanLandsman2 September 1863
    ✚ ✎James W. PinsonLandsman14 October 186420


    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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