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USS Great Western (1857)
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Rubbings
Description: USS Great Western (1857) was a steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as an ammunition ship in support of the Union Navy.Purchased for use as an ammunition shipGreat Western, a sidewheel steamer, was built at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1857 and was purchased by the U.S. War Department 10 February 1862. She was transferred to the Union Navy 30 September 1862, but had been used since her purchase by the Western Flotilla.Supplying Union ships on the Mississippi with ammunitionGreat Western was used as an ordnance boat for the Navy on the western waters, and in that capacity operated from Cairo, Illinois, to various points on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. She supplied ships at the mouths of the White and Arkansas Rivers with ammunition and ordnance, and occasionally fired at Confederate batteries ashore in the almost daily engagements in keeping open the far-spreading river highway system by which the Union divided and destroyed the South.While with the Mortar Flotilla 30 July 1862 she fired on cavalry attacking the boats near the mouth of the Arkansas River and succeeded in driving them off.Supporting Vicksburg campaign operationsDuring 1862 and the first half of 1863, the overriding concern of Union forces was the capture of Vicksburg, and Great Western spent much of her time during this period near the mouth of the Yazoo River above the city in support of combined operations there.Post-Vicksburg campaign operationsShe provided support for the joint attacks of December 1862 above the city, and remained in the area until the Confederate stronghold fell in July 1863. Following the fall of Vicksburg, Great Western continued her duties as supply ship for the squadron, being stationed at Skipwith's Landing, Mississippi, and Goodrich's Landing, Louisiana. In July 1864 she was sent back to Cairo, Illinois, to act as a receiving ship.Post-war decommissioning and saleGreat Western was transferred as receiving ship, Mound City, Illinois, in March 1865, and was subsequently sold at auction there to John Riley 29 November 1865.
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Abbey, SMN Truman E. 89222441
b. unknown d. Nov. 27, 1890
Hope Cemetery
Wyoming County
New York, USA
Abel, Chief George Henry, Sr 89365054
b. Apr. 3, 1845 d. Dec. 20, 1909
Homewood Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Ackley, Horace A 254733
b. Jan. 1, 1839 d. Nov. 17, 1903
Hampton National Cemetery
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
Agnew, J. M. 44283669
b. unknown d. unknown
Woodland Cemetery and Arb...
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Ahern, John 262891
b. unknown d. Nov. 3, 1899
Leavenworth National Ceme...
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Allen, Hamilton 79106544
b. May 18, 1844 d. Jun. 14, 1909
Spring Grove Cemetery
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Altmann, Henry 90232914
b. Mar. 14, 1844 d. Jun. 9, 1910
Greenwood Cemetery
Green County
Wisconsin, USA
Anderson, SMN James E 90822114
b. unknown d. Nov. 3, 1883
Glenwood Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Anderson, Luther 73560935
b. Sep. 27, 1834 d. Feb. 24, 1906
Batavia Union Cemetery
Clermont County
Ohio, USA
Armstrong, James 92239266
b. unknown d. Oct. 8, 1892
Odd Fellows Cemetery
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Atkinson, Cyrus B 88708981
b. Mar. 10, 1847 d. Nov. 2, 1907
Sunset Cemetery
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Aurwick, SMN Daniel 92487163
b. Apr. 10, 1843 d. Mar. 4, 1899
Saint Johns Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Austin, Gilman Barnes 92500312
b. Jul. 2, 1827 d. Jan. 11, 1898
Bethel Cemetery
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
Baer, William H 92788235
b. unknown d. Jan. 10, 1906
Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Callahan, John A 95957095
b. unknown d. unknown
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1895 - 1983


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