Robert Deans - Fireman 1st Class

Robert Deans was born circa 1826 in Ireland and enlisted on 13 January 1864 at the New York Naval Rendezvous as a 1st class fireman for a one year enlistment term [1]. He was attached to the U.S.S. Tecumseh on 20 April 1864 [2].

Deans was admitted to Naval Hospital Pensacola on 29 July 1864 with "pleuritis" and died there on 25 August 1864.[3]


Likely in the "New" Burying Ground, Warrington.



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References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, New York, New York, for the week ending January 16, 1864

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

[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.