Henry T Agier

Henry T Agier

Death 16 Jan 1865
Burial Body lost or destroyed
Memorial ID 92133021 · View Source
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Henry T Agier, Seaman, US Navy, died in magazine explosion on board USS Minnesota off Fort Fisher, NC.

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about Henry T Agier
Name: Henry T Agier
Publication: M1279
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 14599
Certification Number: 4248
Fiche Number: 3531

USS Minnesota was a wooden steam frigate in the United States Navy. Launched in 1855 and commissioned eighteen months later, the ship served in east Asia for two years before being decommissioned. She was recommissioned at the outbreak of the American Civil War and returned to service as the flagship of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.

During the first day of the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862, Minnesota ran aground, and the following battle badly damaged her and inflicted many casualties. On the second day of the battle, USS Monitor engaged CSS Virginia, allowing tugs to free Minnesota on the morning of 10 March. Minnesota was repaired and returned to duty, and three years later she participated in the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. Minnesota served until 1898, when she was stricken, beached and burnt to recover her metal fittings and to clear her name for a newly-ordered battleship, USS Minnesota (BB-22).

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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 18 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 92133021
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry T Agier (unknown–16 Jan 1865), Find a Grave Memorial no. 92133021, ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) Body lost or destroyed.