Samuel M. Allison - Ordinary Seaman

Samuel M. Allison was born circa 1837 in Nova Scotia, Canada and his final known enlistment was on 23 April 1864 at the New York Naval Rendezvous as an Ordinary Seaman[3]

Allison served on U.S.S. North Carolina from 17 December 1861 until he was attached to the U.S.S. Crusader on 16 August 1862. From 17 August 1861 to 16 September 1862 on the U.S.S. North Carolina. 17 September 1862 to 22 December 1862 on the U.S.S. Crusader. Naval Hospital Portsmouth from 23 December 1862 to 11 JAN 1863 when he was discharged from the Navy. [3]

Allison re-enlisted on 19 April 1864[1], [2] and was attached to the U.S.S. North Carolina from that date until 22 April 1864 when he was ordered to the U.S.S. Tecumseh.[3] Records for Naval Hospital Pensacola show he was admitted 29 July 1864 with "rheumatismus chronica". He was among the patients who were moved to Naval Hospital New Orleans on 6 August 1864 to make room for wounded from the Battle of Mobile Bay. [4], [5]

Allison was discharged to duty 20 September 1864 from Naval Hospital New Orleans to the U.S.S. Fearnot [4]. From 31 July 1865 was attached to the U.S.S. Antona until he was discharged from the Navy on 12 August 1865 [3].

Allison was not aboard the Tecumseh for the Battle of Mobile Bay due to being hospitalized ashore in Pensacola.

His widow's pension record notes he died on 20 September 1889 in Suffolk County, New York. [4]




Wife: Carrie A. Allison

Awards & Memorials

Alternate Spellings of Name

Some sources give his name as "Samuel A. Allison" and "Samuel L. Allison", however he enlisted as "Samuel M. Allison" and is listed as such on his widow's pension papers.

References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, New York, New York, for the week ending April 23, 1864

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

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

[4] Hospital Tickets and Case Papers, compiled 1825-1889. ARC ID: 2694723. Department of the Navy, Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Record Group 52. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

[5] "Various Naval Matters" Army and Navy Journal, 27 Aug. 1864, p. 13.