John J. Grady - Landsman

John J. Grady was born circa 1837 in Boston, MA and he enlisted on 19 July 1861 at the New York, NY Naval Rendezvous as a Landsman for a 3 year enlistment[1].

Per the pension his mother received[5], Grady served aboard the U.S.S North Carolina from 19 July 1861 to 19 August 1861; U.S.S. Potomac from 20 August 1861 to 23 December 1862; U.S.S. Mississippi from 24 December 1882 to 15 March 1863; U.S.S. Kensington from 15 March 1863 to 8 July 1863; U.S.S. North Carolina from 9 July 1863 to 21 December 1863; U.S.S. Kensington from 22 December 1863 to 25 March 1864; U.S.S. North Carolina from 26 March 1864 to 20 April 1864. His last command, the Tecumseh he was attached to on 20 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 27 years old and had been in the Navy for over three years.


None. Mother claimed his pension.

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References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, Brooklyn, New York, for the week ending July 20, 1861

[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

[5] Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War and Later Navy Veterans ("Navy Widows' Certificates"), 1861-1910