John Blogher - Fireman 1st Class

John Blogher was born circa 1844 in Germany and enlisted on 30 December 1863 at the Erie, PA Naval Rendezvous as a Fireman 1st Class for a 1 year term.[1]

Blogher first served at Naval Station New York and later was attached to the Tecumseh [2]. He was reported lost with her during the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864 as reported in a Navy casualty lists.[3], [4].

He was approximately 19 years old and had been in the Navy for seven months.



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References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, Erie, Pennsylvania, for the week ending January 2, 1864

[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