USS Colorado

The USS Colorado was the flag ship of flag officer William Mervine when he commanded the Gulf Squadron before it was split into two.

The Colorado was on blockade duty off Mobile and Pensacola between 18 June 1861 to 21 June 1862 and 13 March 1863 to 4 February 1864

  • USS Colorado on NavSource

  • Deck Log




      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    ✚ ⋂Ezra Thurber BaileyCaptain's Clerk4 August 1861
    Stephen BennettGunner's Mate22 December 186338
    Timothy CiskLandsman13 June 186223
    Henry CookSeaman15 August 186325
    ✚ ⋂Charles Henry CovellAssistant Surgeon7 August 1861
    Josiah CrawLandsman26 July 186325
    George DerbyshirePrivate, USMC4 October 186321
    William Henry GilmanPrivate, USMC2 September 1863
    Walter E. HadPaymaster's Clerk24 August 1863
    ⚔ ⋂John R. HerningSeaman14 September 186123
    Frank HolsteinSeaman14 April 186330
    John O. JamesNurse4 September 186317
    Jacob KeekPrivate, USMC31 August 1863
    ⚔ ⋂Charles H. LamphereBoatswain's Mate14 September 186123
    John LewisOrdinary Seaman7 May 186223
    James H. MooreOfficer's Cook21 November 186135
    George MorrisPrivate, USMC4 September 1863
    Frederick O. NortonPrivate, USMC13 November 186321
    Timothy O'SullivanLandsman27 October 186321
    Zachariah L. SawyerLandsman27 May 186233
    John ScheelOrdinary Seaman21 November 186122
    ⚔ ⋂John SmithPrivate, USMC14 September 1861
    John SullivanLandsman11 July 186325
    Charles E. WintersPrivate, USMC30 August 1863
    William M. Young1st Class Boy15 January 1864


    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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