USS Portsmouth

The USS Portsmouth was a sloop-of-war ordered to the Gulf Blockading Squadron in December 1861, arriving off Ship Island 18 January 1862, and after the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip, spent the remainder of the war anchored in New Orleans as a receiving ship.

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  • Deck Log




      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death
    John CampbellCook to Commander in Chief9 January 1865
    William ChildersLandsman19 June 1864
    Rudolph Dennis-6 November 1863
    ✚ ⋂Francis T. DespontPrivate, USMC28 November 1864
    Martin FlahertyOrdinary Seaman15 September 1863
    ✚ ⋂Charles A. Freel (alias Field)Acting Gunner7 November 1863
    John HancockSeaman26 April 1862
    ✚ ⋂Levi P. HillOrdinary Seaman11 April 1864
    Jacob Lou-1 December 1864
    Gannimore LowrieWardroom Cook23 February 1864
    William D. McMichaelActing Master's Mate15 December 1864
    ✚ ⋂Augustus MillerSeaman15 August 1864
    ✚ ⋂Richard ParkerLandsman24 November 1864
    Augustus SmithLandsman14 September 1863
    John SmithSeaman26 April 1864
    Elbridge N. StevensOrdinary Seaman2 May 1863
    James TravisQuartermaster4 December 1862
    Winthrop UphamLandsman25 August 1863


    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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