USS Sachem

The USS Sachem was a screw steamer purchased by the Navy on 20 September 1861 and send to the Gulf on 17 March 1862. She was captured by Confederates at the Second Battle of Sabine Pass on 8 September 1863 with her surviving crew taken prisoner.

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  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death
    Peter BaxterRefugee6 December 1862
    Charles BrownSeaman1 June 1864
    ★ ⋂John CaryLandsman13 July 1864
    Benjamin F. CowenLandsman6 December 1862
    ✚ ⋂Phillip DuffyLandsman11 January 1863
    John FraserActing 2nd Assistant Engineer8 September 1863
    ⚔ ⋂John FurbushLandsman7 August 1864
    James GlennFireman8 September 1863
    William GlennLandsman8 September 1863
    Peter Lee-8 September 1863
    ★ ⋂Thomas MolanSeaman5 November 1864
    John Munroe3rd Assistant Engineer9 September 1863
    William NicholsonLandsman6 December 1862
    William RobinsonFireman8 September 1863
    Thomas RyanFireman8 September 1863
    John SullivanFireman 2nd Class8 September 1863
    William SutterSeaman25 November 1864
    John ThompsonSeaman14 March 1864
    Richard TurnerFireman8 September 1863
    Calvin WilliamsFireman8 September 1863
    John WilliamsSeaman8 September 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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