USS Marion

The USS Marion was a sloop that was built by the Charlestown Navy Yard and launched 24 April 1839. At the outbreak of the Civil War, she was in ordinary at Portsmouth and recommissioned 21 June 1861. She was assigned to the Gulf Blockading Squadron in September 1861 and remained on station until ordered north May 1862.

  • USS Marion on NavSource

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    ✚ 〰William H. BallLieutenant, Commanding10 September 1861


    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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