commander Francis Winslow
Died while in command of the U.S.Steamer R.R. Cuyler
May have died of small poxxs on board the Cuyler
Grandson of Maj Caleb Stark.
Massachusetts-born Winslow (1818-1862) began his navy career as a midshipman in 1833. He served aboard the brig Washington during the war with Mexico. During the Civil War he commanded two gunboats in the Gulf Blockading Squadron, the Water Witch and the R.R. Cuyler. On the latter ship he fell ill with yellow fever and succumbed to its effects on August 26, 1862, outside Key West, Fla.