LTJG Charles Heath Amsden

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LTJG Charles Heath Amsden

Ohio, USA
Death 17 May 1888 (aged 34–35)
Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Unknown
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Charles H Amsden, Ltjg, USN

Pension records show service on board USS Frolis, USS Hartford, USS Lake Gedney, USS Despatch, and USS Alert.

Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900 about Charles H Amsden
Name: Charles H Amsden
Rank Information: Cadet Midshipman, Graduated, Ensign, Master, Lieutenant Junior Grade, Retired List
Service Dates: 21 Sep 1871, Jun 1875, 18 Jul 1876, 4 Feb 1882, 3 Mar 1883
Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900)
Death Date: 17 May 1888

Ohio Obituary Index, 1830s-2009, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center about Charles Heath Amsden
Name: Charles Heath Amsden
Birth Date: abt 1853
Death Date: 17 May 1888
Age at Death: 35
Death Place: Fremont, Ohio
Spouse: Elizabeth Faulkner
Marriage Date: Mar 1878
Newspaper: Clyde Enterprise; Democratic Messenger (Fremont); Fremont (Weekly) Journal; Fremont Courier (In Script German); Fremont Daily News, Clyde; Fremont, Ohio
Newspaper Date: 17;18;24;25;18;24;25 Jul;May 1888;1889
Newspaper Page: p. 1;2;3;4, col. 1;2;3;4;5;6
Years Indexed: 1853-1906;1859-1900;1859-1907;1878-current;1887-1938
Newspaper Repository: Hayes Presidential Library - Fremont, Oh; Hayes Presidential Library - Fremont, Oh
Other Sources: Probate Case, Hpc - Lg1 - Sandusky County Probate Court
Other Source Data: 3445; P 168
Source Description: Wills And Estates, 1820-1920''S

USS Frolic, an 880-ton side-wheel steamer, was originally built as a civilian packet at Greenock, Scotland, in 1862. She operated as the Confederate blockade runner Advance from 1863 until her capture by USS Santiago de Cuba on 10 September 1864. Purchased by the U.S. Navy from the prize court in that month, she was commissioned as USS Advance in October 1864. During the rest of that year, and into 1865, she was active off the North Carolina coast and took part in the assaults on Fort Fisher in December 1864 and January 1865. Advance went to New York in March 1865 and was out of commission there until June, when she was placed back into service and renamed Frolic.

Frolic was then assigned to the European Squadron as a dispatch vessel, a mission for which she was well suited by virtue of her small size and good speed. Arriving at Flushing, the Netherlands, in July 1865, she operated in northern European waters and in the Mediterranean until 1869. Again out of commission from May to September 1869, Frolic's next active service was patrolling the North Atlantic fishing grounds in April-October 1870. After another period in reserve, she operated off New England for several months in 1872 and was then station ship at New York. In 1875-77, she cruised in South American waters as a unit of the South Atlantic Squadron. Decommissioned for the last time in October 1877, USS Frolic was sold in October 1883. She was a civilian ship, retaining the name Frolic, for a few years after that.

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.

Lake Gedney, a 2333 gross ton freighter, was built at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1918 as part of the World War I shipbuilding program. She was acquired by the Navy and placed in commission as USS Lake Gedney (ID # 3765-C) in September 1918. The ship soon crossed the Atlantic to began several months of employment transporting coal between Great Britain and France. She returned to the United States in August 1919 with a cargo of ammunition. Lake Gedney was decommissioned in the middle of that month and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board, which retained her until 1926, when she was sold for scrapping.

The third USS Despatch was a United States Navy steamer in commission from 1873-1891.

USS Alert (1861) was a 90 long tons (91 t) steamship named A. C. Powell purchased by the Union Navy during the first year of the American Civil War.

A. C. Powell — later renamed Alert, and still later renamed Watch — served primarily as a tugboat, but at times she performed duty as a dispatch boat, ship's tender, and even as a gunboat despite the fact that she had on board only a howitzer instead of a cannon or rifle.

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