Dr. Henry A. Danker, Assistant Surgeon

Doctor Henry A. Danker was a graduate of Columbia University, Class of 1864.[1]. He was appointed an Acting Assistant Surgeon in the volunteer Navy on 15 March 1864. On 1 April 1864, he was ordered to the U.S.S. Tecumseh [2]. He received his commission into the regular Navy on 28 April 1864. [3]

Dr. Danker was aboard the Tecumseh and died when she sank after striking a mine during the Battle of Mobile Bay.



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References and Sources

[1] Columbia University. College of Physicians and Surgeons, Catalogue of the Alumni, Officers and Fellows, 1807-1891 (Bradford Press, 1891)

[2] "Official Intelligence: Volunteer Navy The United States Service Magazine (May 1864)

[3] "Official Intelligence: Regular Navy The United States Service Magazine (June 1864)