Capt George Ashbury

Capt George Ashbury

Birth
Death 19 Oct 1889
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Lot 26829 Section 138
Memorial ID 92336528 · View Source
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George Ashbury, Acting Master ( Capt ), US Navy. zcivil War

Pension Records show service on board USS Stars and Stripes, USS San Jacinto, USS Fox tender to San Jacinto, Commanded USS Para

Web: Brooklyn, New York, Green-Wood Cemetery Burial Indexabout George Ashbury
Name: George Ashbury
Burial Date: 23 Oct 1889
Burial Place: Kings, NY USA

Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900about George Ashbury
Name: George Ashbury
Rank Information: Acting Master, Honorably discharged
Service Dates: 28 Aug 1861
Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900)

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profilesabout George Ashbury
Name: George Ashbury
Residence: Massachusetts
Enlistment Date: 25 Aug 1861
Rank at enlistment: Acting Master
State Served: UN
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Commissioned an officer in the UN Navy on 25 Aug 1861.
Mustered out on 08 Dec 1865.
Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about George Ashbury
Name: George Ashbury
Publication: M1469
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 44002
Certification Number: 5279
Fiche Number: 4567

USS Para (1861) was a schooner acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She was used by the Navy to patrol navigable waterways of the Confederacy to prevent the South from trading with other countries.

Purchased in New York City in 1862

Para — a wooden schooner — was purchased from James Bishop & Co., New York City on 9 September 1861 and commissioned on 4 February 1862, Acting Master Edward J. Furber in command.
Civil War
Assigned to the Gulf Squadron Blockade

Assigned first to the Gulf Squadron, Para participated in the bombardment of Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip from 18–24 April 1862. Later transferred to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, she operated along the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina for the remainder of the war.
Operations with the South Atlantic Blockade

On 19 June 1863, she captured blockade running schooner Emma off Mosquito Inlet, South Carolina. Off Florida on 18 July, she sent men ashore in boats to participate in the attack on New Smyrna, Florida. The Union force captured a sloop loaded with cotton and an unladen schooner, burnt several other vessels, and destroyed all buildings which had been occupied by troops.
Covering troop movements up the St. Mary's River

Continuing operations off the southeastern seaboard, she escorted troops up the St. Mary's River to Woodstock, Florida, to obtain lumber, engaged Confederate forces along the river banks to cover the transports as they took on the lumber, captured steamer Hard Times, then covered the retirement of the transports from 16–23 February 1864.
Post-war decommissioning and sale

Para decommissioned at Boston, Massachusetts on 5 August 1865 and was sold at auction to J. C. Osgood on 8 September.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 92336528
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