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SMN Jefferson C Tilton
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Birth: 1834
Death: Jul. 24, 1900
New Hampshire, USA

Jefferson C. Tilton,
USS Sacramento.
Died July 24, 1900,
aged 66.

New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949 about Jefferson Calden Tilton
Name: Jefferson Calden Tilton
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1834
Birth Place: Hermann, Maine
Death Date: 24 Jul 1900
Death Age: 66
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Father Name: Joseph Tilton
Mother Name: Susan Stickney
Clerk Locality: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Event Type: Death
FHL Film Number: 1001110

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903 about Jefferson C Tilton
Name: Jefferson C Tilton
State of Cemetery: New Hampshire
Date of Death: 24 Jul 1900

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910 about Jefferson C Tilton
Name: Jefferson C Tilton
Publication: M1469
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 67046
Certification Number: 28351
Fiche Number: 27595

U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938 about Jefferson C Tilton
Name: Jefferson C Tilton
Birth Year: abt 1835
Keyed Birth Location: Weld Me
Birth State: ME
Birth City: Weld
Admitted Year: 1900
Age at Admission: 65
State: Maine
County: Kennebec
City: Togus
Branch: Eastern Branch

The first USS Sacramento was a sloop-of-war in the United States Navy.

Sacramento was launched on 28 April 1862 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, in Kittery, Maine; sponsored by a Mrs. Tilton of Boston; and commissioned on 7 January 1863, Commander Andrew E. K. Benham in command.

Civil War, 1863-1865

Sacramento's first assignment was blockade duty off the North Carolina coast as part of the effort to eliminate Confederate shipping operations at Wilmington. During her cruising off the Western Bar at Wilmington on 1 May 1863, she captured the British blockade runner Wanderer. Ordered to European waters after refitting, Sacramento departed Boston on 2 February 1864, calling at the Azores, Cape Town, and the Canary Islands before arriving at Cherbourg, France on 5 July. Subsequently, she cruised off the British and French coasts in the search for Confederate vessels engaged in both commerce raiding and blockade running operations. Sacramento assisted in blockading the Confederate gun vessel Rappahannock detained at Calais, France, in early 1865, and in March joined Niagara off Ferrol, Spain, to observe the movements of the formidable Confederate casemate turret ram Stonewall bound for Cuba from Bordeaux, France. Departing Queenstown, Ireland on 25 July, after the conclusion of hostilities in home waters, Sacramento arrived at Boston on 12 August. Decommissioned on 21 August at the Boston Navy Yard, she remained inactive into 1866.
[edit] Voyage to East Asia, 1866-1867

Recommissioned on 17 September 1866, Sacramento was assigned to special service in Chinese and Japanese waters. Outward bound via the Cape of Good Hope, the sloop called at Madeira before arriving at Monrovia, Liberia. Sacramento embarked President Warner of Liberia, members of his government, and Maryland Senator John Marshall at Monrovia on 15 January for passage down the African coast to Cape Palmas. Subsequently, Sacramento proceeded southward, calling at St. George del Mina, Dutch Guinea; St. Thomas; St. Paul Loando; Cape Town; and Madras, India. Soon after departing Madras, Sacramento grounded on 19 June 1867 on reefs at the mouth of the Godavari River, now in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Although battered into a total wreck, all hands from Sacramento were saved and eventually embarked aboard SS General Caulfield which arrived in New York on 19 November.

 
 
Burial:
Harmony Grove Cemetery
Portsmouth
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
 
Maintained by: Rubbings
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11717042
SMN Jefferson C Tilton
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SMN Jefferson C Tilton
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SMN Jefferson C Tilton
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