James Mullany - Ordinary Seaman

James Mullany was born c1845 in Ireland and enlisted on 10 April 1864 as an ordinary seaman at the New York Naval Rendezvous for a three year enlistment.[4] He was transfered to the Tecumseh from the Receiving Ship North Carolina on 22 April 1864.[1]

He was reported lost with the Tecumseh per Navy reports on 5 August 1864 during the Battle of Mobile Bay.[2],[3]

Mullany was nineteen years old and had been in the Navy for five months.



Awards & Memorials


Alternate Spellings of Name

James Mulloy, James Malley

References and Sources

[1]"List of men transfered to the U.S.S. Tecumseh from the receiving ship North Carolina, April, 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)

[2] Officers and Enlisted Men who Died in the Active Service of the U.S. Navy 1776-1885

[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] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, New York, NY, for the week ending April 16, 1863

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