Eben T. Achorn

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Eben T. Achorn

Washington, Knox County, Maine, USA
Death 24 Mar 1887 (aged 47–48)
Maine, USA
Burial Waldoboro, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Plot 47 yrs 11 mos
Memorial ID 48295684 · View Source
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Eben T Achorn, born Maine, 1838; landsman; September 1, 1864; Portland; 1; USS Ohio; Maine; -; 26; -; blue, brown, dark; resided, in 1880, as a farmer, with his wife, Selvina, and four children, at Waldoboro, Lincoln, Maine

Maine, Compiled Military Records, 1812-1865about Eben T. Achorn
Name: Eben T. Achorn
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birth Place: Lincolnville
Residence : Waldoboro
Rank: Landsman
Occupation: Seaman
Number of Years Served: 0
Enlistment Place: Portland
Enlistment Date: 1 Sep 1864
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5' 7"
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Complexion: Dark
Marks and Scars: Clear white spot on top of head

USS Brooklyn (1858) was a sloop-of-war authorized by the U.S. Congress and commissioned in 1859. Brooklyn was active in Caribbean operations until the start of the American Civil War at which time she became an active participant in the Union blockade of the Confederate States of America.

With her one 10-inch gun and twenty 9-inch guns, Brooklyn was a formidable fighting ship that could deliver damaging broadsides, and served on the Atlantic Ocean coast as well as the Gulf Coast of the United States in intercepting blockade runners. Brooklyn also served gallantly attacking Confederate forts and other installations on the Mississippi River.

Post-war, Brooklyn remained active, serving for some years in the European theatre, as well as circumnavigating the globe. She was retired in 1889 and sold in 1890 after having well served her country for over three decades.

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