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 George Matts

George Matts

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Death 12 Oct 1907
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Memorial ID 96541671 · View Source
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George Matts, Coal Heaver, US Navy, Civil War

Pension records show he Enlisted 1 March 1864. Served as Coal Heaver on the USS North Carolina to 20 April 1864, on the USS Tecumseh to 8 June 1864, on the USS St Lawrence to 31 December 1864, and on the USS Onondaga to 26 February 1865 when he was discharged. He was addmitted to Norfolk Hospital with Typhoid 8 June 1864.

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about George Matts
Name: George Matts
Publication: M1469
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 57592
Certification Number: 17768
Fiche Number: 17030

USS Onondaga, a 2592-ton twin-turret monitor, was built at Greenpoint, New York. Commissioned in March 1864, she spent her entire active career with the James River Flotilla, covering the water approaches to Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War's last year. While on the James, she was involved in several engagements in June, August and December 1864 and in January 1865. Onondaga was decommissioned at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in June 1865. In an arrangement approved by the Congress, she was sold back to her builder in March 1867 and immediately resold to France. The monitor subsequently had long service in the French Navy, retaining the name Onondaga.

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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 4 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96541671
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Matts (unknown–12 Oct 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96541671, ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) Body lost or destroyed.