John Gould - Quarter Gunner

John Gould was born circa 1842 in Newfoundland, Canada and enlisted on 14 April 1864 at the New York Naval Rendezvous as a Seaman for a 2 year enlistment[1].

Gould was sent to the U.S.S. Tecumseh on 20 April 1864 [2] as a petty officer with the rating of Quarter Gunner.

Gould was one of the survivors of the sinking of the Tecumseh on 5 August 1864 and escaped the sinking vessel in the monitor's cutter [3].

Per his rendezvous index card, Gould was attached to the U.S.S. Fearnot next. He deserted from the Navy on 17 February 1865 [2].





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References and Sources

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

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

[3]"Report of Rear-Admiral Farragut, U.S. Navy, transmitting report of two survivors from the U.S. Monitor Tecumseh, August 27 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)