Frederick Forster - Ordinary Seaman

Frederick Forster was born circa 1845 in Ireland and enlisted on 18 April 1864 at the New York, NY Naval Rendezvous as a Ordinary Seaman for a 1 year enlistment[1].

Forster was attached to the Tecumseh on 22 April 1864 [2]. He was reported lost with her during the Battle of Mobile Bay on 5 August 1864 as reported in Navy casualty lists[3], [4]

He was approximately 20 years old and had been in the Navy for just over three months.



Awards & Memorials


Alternate Spellings of Name

Frederick Foster

References and Sources

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