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Capt Americus Vespucci Wiatt

Birth
Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Death Apr 1870 (aged 46–47)
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Gloucester County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 5093886 · View Source
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Americus Vespucci Wiatt, born Independence, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1823 (another source incorrectly shows birth year as 1833); son of Dr William Graham and Louisa Campbell Stubbs Wiatt; resided as a sea captain and slave owner, in 1850, with his wife Lucy Lee, at Cloucester County, Virginia; appointed acting master, Confederate States Navy, June 20, 1863; promoted lieutenant for the war, January 7, 1864, to rank from October 13, 1863; served on the Richmond station, 1863; later on the Wilmington station, 1863 – 1864, and on the steam gunboat CSS Raleigh and ironclad sloop CSS North Carolina, Cape Fear River; appointed 1st lieutenant, Provisional Navy, to rank from January 6, 1864; also served aboard the CSS Tallahassee, 1864, and at Battery Buchanan, Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 1864; attached as lieutenant to Semmes' Naval Brigade, April, 1865; surrendered and paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina, April 26, 1865; died at Baltimore, Maryland, 1870. [ORN 1, 10, 767; 1, 11, 772 and 2, 1, 295, 296, 301, 307, 322 & 323; Register1864; JCC 4, 122; M1091; 1850 U.S. Census and Slave Schedules; some additional data from the Family Data Collection at the Ancestry.com web site.]

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  • Maintained by: Rubbings
  • Originally Created by: PL
  • Added: 9 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5093886
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Americus Vespucci Wiatt (1823–Apr 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5093886, citing Wiatt Family Cemetery, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .