Garrett Adams - Landsman

Garrett Adams was born circa 1838 in Bridgeville, DE and he enlisted on 15 April 1863 at the Baltimore, MD Naval Rendezvous as a Landsman for a 3 year enlistment[1].

Per the pension his father received[5], Adams served at the following commands:
U.S.S Allegheny 15 April 1863 to 30 June 1863;
U.S.S. Eutaw 1 July 1863 to 7 July 1863;
U.S.S. Morse 8 July 1863 to 3 September 1863;
U.S.S. Daylight 4 September 1863 to 10 April 1864;
U.S.S. Minnesota 11 April 1864 to 3 July 1864.

His last command, the Tecumseh he was attached to on 4 July 1864 [2]. He was reported lost with her during the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864 as reported in Navy casualty lists.[3], [4].

He was approximately 27 years old and had been in the Navy for over three years.


None. Father claimed his pension.

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References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, Baltimore, NY, for the week ending April 18, 1863

[2] NARA T1099. An index to rendezvous reports during the Civil War, 1861-1865.

[3] "Navy Gazette: List of Deaths in the Navy of the United States, reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Department, during the week ending December 3d, 1864." Army and Navy Journal, 10 Dec. 1864, p. 253.

[4] Officers and Enlisted Men who Died in the Active Service of the U.S. Navy 1776-1885

[5] Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War and Later Navy Veterans ("Navy Widows' Certificates"), 1861-1910