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Ens James D. Manning

Ens James D. Manning

Death 25 Sep 1863
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section: 6, Site: 12669
Memorial ID 2593521 · View Source
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Manning, James D.
Acting Ensign, 23 May, 1863. Died on the Courier, 25 September, 1863.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about J D Manning
Name: J D Manning
Service Info.: AENG US NAVY
Death Date: 25 Sep 1863
Cemetery: Cypress Hills National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 625 Jamaica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11208
Buried At: Section 6 Site 12669

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about James D Manning
Name: James D Manning
Residence: Massachusetts
Enlistment Date: 23 May 1863
Rank at enlistment: Acting Ensign
Enlistment Place: New York, NY
State Served: UN
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in the UN Navy on 23 May 1863.
Mustered out on 25 Sep 1863.
Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War

Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900 about James D Manning
Name: James D Manning
Rank Information: Acting Ensign
Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900)

USS Courier (1861) was a storeship acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Union Navy as a supply ship to support Union Navy ships engaged in the blockade of Southern ports. Courier also operated as a gunboat when the opportunity presented itself from time to time.

Purchased in New York City in 1861

Courier, a storeship, was purchased 7 September 1861 from W. B. Thomas and Co., New York City, and commissioned 17 September 1861, Acting Master W. K. Cressy in command.
[edit] Civil War operations
[edit] Assigned to support the North Atlantic Blockade

Courier sailed from New York City 17 October 1861 on the first of many voyages to bring supplies to ships at Port Royal, South Carolina, along the Florida coast, and in the Gulf of Mexico as far west as New Orleans, Louisiana.
[edit] Courier captures three blockade runners

Always on the alert for blockade runners, she captured three: Angelina and Emeline on 16 May 1863, and Maria Bishop on 17 May 1863.
[edit] Grounded and lost in the Bahama Islands

Courier grounded on Abaco Island in the Bahamas 14 June 1864 and had to be abandoned, but her officers and men, together with her stores and cargo, were saved and sent to the United States.




  • Maintained by: Rubbings
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2593521
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ens James D. Manning (unknown–25 Sep 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2593521, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .