USS Pocahontas

The USS Pocahontas (formerly the USS Despatch) was a screw steamer that was assigned to the West Gulf Squadron, arriving on station 18 October 1862. She remained until 19 August 1863 when she departed for Philadelphia for a yard period. She returned to the West Gulf Squadron on 9 May 1864 and remained on station until the end of the war.

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  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    ✚ ⋂Frederic Bull, Jr.2nd Assistant Engineer9 August 186323
    William H. DelaneyOrdinary Seaman11 March 186223
    James H. LaytonSeaman23 February 186520
    ✚ 〰George R. MannActing Assistant Surgeon20 August 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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