USS Tennessee

The Tennessee was a ram captured during the Battle of Mobile Bay 5 August 1864 and commissioned into the Navy as the USS Tennessee 1 September 1864, with the other USS Tennessee in the squadron renamed USS Mobile. She remained in service on the lower Mississippi River until 19 August 1865 when she was decommissioned and laid up in New Orleans.

  • USS Tennessee on NavSource

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    Lucius BentonLandsman27 June 1865
    Henry BruceCaptain of Afterguard4 October 186426
    George DickinsonBoatswain's Mate24 October 1864
    ✚ ⋂Christian EllsonQuarter Gunner14 July 186524
    Franklin HanibalLandsman28 September 186419
    ✚ ⋂Elijah HarrisSeaman22 November 186422
    ✚ ⋂Patrick HoltonLandsman12 August 186542
    ✚ ⋂Thomas F. McDonald2nd Class Fireman8 November 186424
    James TroopSeaman15 October 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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