Arthur Johnson - Coal Heaver

Arthur Johnson was born 1828 in Ireland. He enlisted on 30 April 1864 aboard the U.S.S. Minnesota as an ordinary seaman for a 2 2/3 year enlistment[1]. He was sent to the U.S.S. Tecumseh shortly afterwards with the rate of Coal Heaver.

On 1 August 1864, Johnson was admitted to Naval Hospital Pensacola with "Rheumatismus chronica" [3] and as a result he was not aboard the Tecumseh for the Battle of Mobile Bay.

He was discharged to duty on 5 August 1864 to the receiving ship U.S.S. Potomac. From there he was attached to the U.S.S. Hartford and then the U.S.S. Richmond [2].

Johnson was discharged from the Navy on 15 July 1865.[2]





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References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, U.S.S. Minnesota at Hampton Roads 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.