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SMN Lowell C Aylward
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Birth: 1837
Pembroke
Washington County
Maine, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1901
Perry
Washington County
Maine, USA

Lowell C Aylward., Ordinary Seaman, US Navy, Civil War

Pension Records show service on board USS Nipsic, USS Sabine and USS Ohio

Maine, Compiled Military Records, 1812-1865about Lowell C. Aylward
Name: Lowell C. Aylward
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birth Place: Pembroke
Residence : Pembroke
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Occupation: Mariner
Number of Years Served: 0
Enlistment Place: Portland
Enlistment Date: 6 Sep 1864
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 5' 7 3/4"
Hair Color: Black
Complexion: Dark
Marks and Scars: Name on inside of Right fore arm & ship on inside of left

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about Lowell C Aylward
Name: Lowell C Aylward
Publication: M1279
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 14896
Certification Number: 16431
Fiche Number: 15201

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934about Lowell C Aylward
Name: Lowell C
Widow: Harriet Aylward
Roll Number: T288_15

The second USS Ohio was a ship of the line of the United States Navy. She was designed by Henry Eckford, laid down at New York Navy Yard in 1817, and launched on 30 May 1820. She went into ordinary and in the ensuing years decayed badly. Refitted for service in 1838, Ohio sailed on 16 October 1838 to join the Mediterranean Squadron under Commodore Isaac Hull. Acting as flagship for two years, she protected commerce and suppressed the slave trade off the African coast. Ohio proved to have excellent performance under sail, repeatedly making more than 12 kn (14 mph; 22 km/h). One of her officers stated, "I never supposed such a ship could be built — a ship possessing in so great a degree all the qualifications of a perfect vessel." In 1840, Ohio returned to Boston where she again went into ordinary. From 1841-1846, Ohio served as receiving ship.

To meet the needs of the Mexican-American War, Ohio was recommissioned on 7 December 1846, and sailed on 4 January 1847 for the Gulf of Mexico, arriving off Veracruz on 22 March. Ohio landed 10 guns on 27 March to help in the siege of Veracruz; but the city soon surrendered.

Ohio drew too much water for coastal operations in the gulf. However, 336 of her crew participated in the Tuxpan River Expedition. In 1847, the entire distance from the mouth of the river to the town was covered with thick jungle growth. The enemy had constructed three well-positioned forts on bluffs overlooking bends in the river. On 18 April, Commodore. Matthew Perry arrived off the mouth of the river with 15 vessels. At 22:00, light-draft steamers Scourge, Spitfire, and Vixen, each towing a schooner, moved up stream. Bombships Etna, Hecla, and Vesuvius followed closely while 30 surf boats containing 1,500 men brought up the rear. Approaching the town, the squadron came under hot fire from Fort LaPena. Cmdre. Perry ordered Commander Franklin Buchanan to disembark the surf boats and storm the fort. As the landing party swept ashore, the Mexicans abandoned their position. The other two forts fell in a like manner, with only light casualties substained by the squadron. Men from Ohio retrieved the guns of brig Truxtun which had foundered in a storm near Tuxpan on 16 September 1846. The town was occupied and all military stores destroyed.

Following Tuxpan, Ohio sailed from Veracruz and arrived in New York on 9 May. On 26 June, she sailed to bolster the Pacific Squadron, first carrying the U.S. minister to Brazil and operating off the east coast of South America until December. In Valparaíso on 21 January 1848, Cmdre. Thomas ap Catesby Jones took her as the flagship of the Pacific Squadron, intending to blockade the western Mexico ports. Ohio arrived at Mazatlán on 6 May, shortly after the Mexican-American War ended. Jones used the fleet to help transport to Monterey, California, those that had aided the United States in the war, arriving there on 9 October. Ohio then sailed to Sausalito, in San Francisco Bay. Ohio spent the next two years in the Pacific protecting commerce and policing the newly acquired California Territory during the chaotic early months of the gold rush. Scurvy struck the crew in the spring of 1849 in San Francisco Bay so Jones sent Ohio to the Sandwich Islands for fresh food.

In 1850, she returned to Boston where she again went into ordinary. In 1851, Ohio became a receiving ship and continued this duty until again placed in ordinary in 1875. Ohio was sold at Boston to J. L. Snow of Rockland, Maine on 27 September 1883. She was burned in the following year, in Greenport Harbor, New York; the remains are still accessible to scuba divers. The wreck is off Fanning Point, in about 20 ft (6.1 m) of water.

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Burial:
Restlawn Cemetery
Perry
Washington County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Jun 28, 2012
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SMN Lowell C Aylward
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