Nicholas McGuire - Landsman

Nicholas McGuire was born circa 1845 in Ireland and enlisted on 9 December 1863 at the New York, NY Naval Rendezvous as a Landsman for a 1 year enlistment[1].

McGuire first served aboard the U.S.S. Peterhoff from 23 December 1863, U.S.S. Kensington from 2 January 1864 until he was attached to the Tecumseh 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 18 years old and had been in the Navy for just over nine months.



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References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, New York, NY for the week ending December 12, 1863

[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