USS Genesee

Acting Master's Mate Wm. W. Black, USS Genesee. Author's collection

The USS Genesee was a sidewheel wooden steamer built by the Boston Navy Yard, sponsored by Miss. Emily Dorr, launched 2 April 1862, commissioned 3 July 1862, CDR. William M. Macomb commanding.

She was reassigned from the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, sailing 19 February 1863 for the Gulf of Mexico. She arrived in New Orleans on 7 March 1863 and spent the rest of the war in the squadron.

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      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    James CullenLandsman24 February 186529
    ✚ ⋂Dr. Henry Livingston Dearing, M.D.Acting Assistant Surgeon2 October 186429
    Dennis GleasonPrivate, USMC1 June 186525
    William O'ConnellLandsman11 August 1863
    George PotterSeaman26 March 186527
    Joshua Ricks1st Class Boy (Contraband)22 May 1865


    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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