USS William G. Anderson

The USS William G. Anderson was a barque purchased by the Navy on 23 August 1861 and commissioned 2 October 1861. She was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron where she remained throughout the entire war.

From February 1864 to April 1865, she was stationed off the Pensacola Navy Yard as a guard ship, and judging by commentary in various courts martial of W. G. Anderson sailors, her station was near Bayou Grande.

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  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death
    William H. MayneOrdinary Seaman26 May 1864
    Michael MorrisseyOrdinary Seaman14 December 1861
    ✚ ⋂Thomas WardGunner's Mate30 July 1865
    Charles L. YoungLandsman9 June 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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