USS Winnebago

The USS Winnebago was a Milwaukee-class river monitor, launched 4 July 1863 and commissioned 27 April 1864.

She was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron on 9 July 1864. Winnebago participated in the 5 August Battle of Mobile Bay. She spent the remainder of the war in Mobile Bay. On 28 March 1865, she struck a mine on the Blakeley river and sank with the loss of no hands and was later refloated. She was put into mothballs on 7 September 1865 in Algiers, LA and sold on 12 September 1874.

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  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death Age
    John H. BrownLandsman14 April 186521
    John HarrisSeaman26 October 186420
    Samuel ParentLandsman25 May 186525
    Christopher SchererLandsman1 June 186520


    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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