Joseph Turner Addicks

Joseph Turner Addicks

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 23 Mar 1886 (aged 37)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 21
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Joseph Turner Addicks, Asst Paymaster, United States Navy. Assistant Paymaster, 23 October, 1869. Passed Assistant Paymaster, 4 March, 1875. Died 23 March, 1886.

Pension Records show service on board USS Mahopac, USS Potomac, USS Hartford, USS Ashuelot, USS Lehigh, USS Shawmut, and USS Saratoga

Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900 about Joseph T Addicks
Name: Joseph T Addicks
Rank Information: Assistant Paymaster, Passed Assistant Paymaster
Service Dates: 23 Oct 1869
Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900)
Death Date: 23 Mar 1886

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about Joseph T Addicks
Name: Joseph T Addicks
Birth Date: abt 1849
Birth Place: Phila
Death Date: 23 Mar 1886
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 37
Burial Date: 26 Mar 1886
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: White
Occupation: U S Navy
Street Address: 4420 Sansom St
Cemetery: Nth Laurel Hill
Marital Status: Married
FHL Film Number: 2071011

Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 about Joseph T Addicks
Name: Joseph T Addicks
Event Type: Burial
Burial Date: 1886
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Organization Name: Laurel Hill Cemetery

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910 about Joseph T Addicks
Name: Joseph T Addicks
Publication: M1274
Pension Approval: Disapproved
File Number: 20000
Certification Number: 4758

The first USS Mahopac, a heavily armored Canonicus-class monitor built by Z. & F. Secor at New York, was launched 17 May 1864, and, after a trial trip 20 August, commissioned in September at New York, Commander William A. Parker in command. She was named for the town of Mahopac, New York.

The first USS Potomac was a frigate in the United States Navy.

Potomac was laid down by the Washington Navy Yard in August 1819, was launched March 1822. Fitting out was not completed until 1831, when Captain John Downes assumed command as first commanding officer. Although called a "44" 1st class, she was built to mount 32 carronades on her spar deck, 30 long guns on her gun deck, two bow and three stern chasers on each of these decks[2], significantly under-rating her on the rating system of the Royal Navy.

On her first overseas cruise, Potomac departed New York 19 August 1831 for the Pacific Squadron via the Cape of Good Hope. On 6 February 1832, Potomac shelled the town of Kuala Batee, Sumatra in punishment for the capture of merchantman Friendship of Salem, Massachusetts and the massacre of her crew in February 1831. Of the 282 sailors and Marines who landed, two were killed while 150 natives, including the chieftain, Po Mahomet died. After circumnavigating the world, Potomac returned to Boston 23 May 1834.

The frigate next made two cruises to the Brazil Station, protecting American interests in Latin America from 20 October 1834 to 5 March 1837, and from 12 May 1840 to 31 July 1842. From 8 December 1844 to 4 December 1845, she patrolled in the West Indies, and again from 14 March 1846 to 20 July 1847 in the Caribbean and the Gulf. During this latter period, she landed troops at Port Isabel, Texas, on 8 May 1846 in support of General Zachary Taylor's army at the Battle of Palo Alto. She also participated in the siege of Vera Cruz, 9 March to 28 March 1847.

Potomac served as flagship for the Home Squadron 1855–1856. At the outbreak of the American Civil War, she departed New York 10 September 1861 for the Gulf Blockading Squadron off Mobile Bay. At this time, William Thomas Sampson served aboard her until 25 December 1861 when he transferred to the Water Witch as executive officer. The Potomac became the stores ship for the squadron and remained at Pensacola Navy Yard as a receiving ship until 1867, when she was sent to Philadelphia. She remained at League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia until she decommissioned 13 January 1877. She was sold to E. Stannard & Company 24 May 1877.

USS Hartford, a sloop-of-war, was the first ship of the United States Navy named for Hartford, the capital of Connecticut.

Hartford was launched 22 November 1858 at the Boston Navy Yard; sponsored by Miss Carrie Downes, Miss Lizzie Stringham, and Lieutenant G. J. H. Preble; and commissioned 27 May 1859, Captain Charles Lowndes in command.

USS Ashuelot was an iron-hulled, double-ended, side-wheel gunboat in the United States Navy. She was named for a river in New Hampshire.

The contract for the construction of Ashuelot was awarded in June or July 1863 to Donald McKay. Her keel was laid down at his shipyard in East Boston, Massachusetts, sometime in 1864; and the ship was launched on 22 July 1865. She was delivered to the Boston Navy Yard on 30 November of that year; but, since the American Civil War had recently ended, the Navy's need for her services had diminished. As a result, Ashuelot — which had been designed for operations in the shallow rivers and coastal waters of the Confederacy — was not placed in commission until 4 April 1866, Commander John C. Febiger in command.

The first USS Lehigh was a Passaic-class monitor launched 17 January 1863 by Reaney, Son & Archbold, Chester, Penn., under a subcontract from John Ericsson; and commissioned at Philadelphia Navy Yard 15 April 1863, Commander John Guest in command.

A week later, the new monitor joined the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron at Newport News, VA. She performed blockade duty in the Hampton Roads-Virginia Capes area, and on the night of 10 June joined a flotilla under Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee in an expedition up the James River to assist Army troops. Returning to Newport News two days later, she resumed blockade duty until sent back up the James with seven other Union warships to threaten Richmond, Va., the Confederate capital. In the wake of the Battle of Gettysburg, the movement was designed to divert Confederate strength from General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia which had invaded the North and imperiled Washington. The expedition caused the South to evacuate Fort Powhatan, leaving no defenses on the James below Chaffin's or Drewry's Bluffs, some 8 miles (13 km) from Richmond. The situation relaxed as the southern army retreated across the Potomac River, and the Union warships dropped down river to Hampton Roads. On the morning of 23 July, Lehigh, towed by Circassian, got underway north and arrived New York City two days later for repairs.

In August 1863, commanded by Commander Andrew Bryson, she headed south and joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron off Charleston, S.C.. The monitor took part in the attacks on Fort Sumter of 1 and 2 September, being struck several times; engaged Sullivan's Island 7 September; Fort Moultrie 8 September, receiving 29 hits; covered a landing party attacking Fort Sumter 9 September; and from 27 October to 20 November engaged Fort Sumter almost daily, running aground 16 November off Sullivan's Island under heavy enemy fire. Five of Lehigh's sailors were awarded the Medal of Honor for helping to free the vessel during this incident: Landsman Frank S. Gile, Coxswain Thomas Irving, Gunner's Mate George W. Leland, Landsman William Williams, and Seaman Horatio Nelson Young

USS Shawmut was a 593-ton steamer acquired by the U.S. Navy and put to use by the Union during the American Civil War.

Shawmut served the Union Navy primarily as a gunboat with howitzers for bombardment, and various other rifles and cannon for use at sea in apprehending blockade runners attempting to "run" the Union blockade of the Confederate States of America.

USS Saratoga, a sloop-of-war, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the Battle of Saratoga of the American Revolutionary War. Her keel was laid down in the summer of 1841 by the Portsmouth Navy Yard. She was launched on 26 July 1842 and commissioned on 4 January 1843 with Commander Josiah Tattnall in command.

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