|Death: ||Jun. 2, 1887|
James H. Dickson, landsman; enlisted, at age 19, at Philadelphia; born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; previous occupation, bricklayer; black eyes, black hair, black complexion.
Pension Records Show service on board USS Princeton and USS New Ironsides
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915about James H Dickson
Name: James H Dickson
Birth Date: abt 1841
Birth Place: VA
Death Date: 2 Jun 1887
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 46
Burial Date: 5 Jun 1887
Street Address: 919 Aurora St Ward 8
Marital Status: Married
FHL Film Number: 1003713
U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about James H Dickson
Name: James H Dickson
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 16794
Certification Number: 6027
USS Princeton, a 1370-ton screw steamer, was built at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, using the engines from the previous USS Princeton in a new hull. She was completed for service in November 1852, with the intention of sending her to the Far East, but problems with her boilers prevented the deployment. After repairs, Princeton served along the East Coast and in the Caribbean area until June 1855, when she was placed in ordinary. She was used as receiving ship at Philadelphia from 1857 until she was sold in 1866
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 1863–65. 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. 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.
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Record added: Apr 20, 2012
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