William E Andrews

Birth
Death 5 Aug 1864
At Sea
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: USS Hartford
Memorial ID 96261277 · View Source
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William E Andrews, Captain of the Afterguard, US Navy, Civil War, Lost his life on board USS Hartford

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.

Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864

With the Mississippi River now opened, Farragut turned his attention to Mobile, a Confederate industrial center still building ships and turning out war supplies. The Battle of Mobile Bay took place on 5 August 1864. Farragut, with Hartford as his flagship, led a fleet consisting of four ironclad monitors and 14 wooden vessels. The Confederate naval force was composed of newly built ram Tennessee, Admiral Franklin Buchanan's flagship, and gunboats Selma, Morgan, and Gaines; and backed by the powerful guns of Forts Morgan and Gaines in the Bay. From the firing of the first gun by Fort Morgan to the raising of the white flag of surrender by Tennessee little more than three hours elapsed—but three hours of terrific fighting on both sides. The Confederates had only 32 casualties, while the Union forces suffered 335 casualties, including 113 men drowned in Tecumseh when the monitor struck a torpedo and sank.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Hartford_%281858%29

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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 30 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 96261277
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William E Andrews (unknown–5 Aug 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 96261277, ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a USS Hartford.