USS Wissahickon

The USS Wissahickon was a Unadilla-class "90 Day Gunboat" that was delivered to the Navy 12 November 1861 and commissioned 25 November 1861.

She was assigned to the West Gulf Blockading Squadron and participated in the Battles of Forts Jacksons & St. Phillips, the capture of New Orleans, and the attacks on Grand Gulf and Vicksburg. Wissahickon would be re-assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron on 8 October 1862.

  • USS Wissahickon on NavSource

  • Deaths

      Name Rate/Rank Date of Death
    John GarrettOrdinary Seaman15 July 1862
    Daniel HayesOrdinary Seaman27 July 1862
    James JohnsonOfficer's Cook28 June 1862
    William J. Parker1st Class Boy4 August 1862


    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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