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Simpson B. Gaston
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Birth: unknown
Death: 1876

Simpson B. Gaston, landsman; enlisted, at age 20, at Chicago, for 1 year; born Indianapolis, Indiana; no previous occupation listed; blue eyes, dark hair, ruddy complexion.

His Name shows on Muster Roll of the "USS New Ironsides" April, 1863.

USS New Ironsides was a wooden-hulled broadside ironclad built for the United States Navy during the American Civil War. The ship spent most of her career blockading the Confederate ports of Charleston, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina in 186365. New Ironsides bombarded the fortifications defending Charleston in 1863 during the First and Second Battles of Charleston Harbor. At the end of 1864 and the beginning of 1865 she bombarded the defenses of Wilmington in the First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher.

Although she was struck many times by Confederate shells, gunfire never significantly damaged the ship or injured the crew.[2] Her only casualty in combat occurred when she was struck by a spar torpedo carried by the CSS David. Eight crewmen were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher in 1865. The ship was destroyed by fire in 1866 after she was placed in reserve.
Note: burial: JAN 26,1876
Crown Hill Cemetery
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec: 14, Lot: 46
Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45905766
Simpson B. Gaston
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