Thomas Davis - Seaman

Thomas Davis was born circa 1832 in Prince Edward Island, Canada and he enlisted on 15 April 1864 at the New York Naval Rendezvous as a Seaman for a 2 year enlistment[1]. He was attached to the U.S.S. Tecumseh in April 1864 [2] as a petty officer with the rating of Captain of the Hold.

On 1 August 1864, Davis was admitted to Naval Hospital Pensacola with "diarrhoea chronica"[3]. No discharge date was noted on his records. He was not aboard the Tecumseh for the Battle of Mobile Bay.





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References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, 14 State Street, New York, NY, for the week ending 30 January 1864

[2]"List of men transfered to the U.S.S. Tecumseh from the receiving ship North Carolina, April, 1864" Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion: Series I, Volume 21 West Gulf Blockading Squadron from January 1 to December 31, 1864 (1906)

[3] 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.