Packard was attached to the U.S.S. Tecumseh on 20 April 1864. 
Packard was one of the survivors of the sinking of the Tecumseh on 5 August 1864. He was picked up from the water by Acting ENS Henry Clay Nields' cutter from the Metacomet , .
After the war, Packard lived in the Woodhaven neighborhood of Queens, NY and worked for the American Sugar Refining Company for fifty-seven years. Packard died at the age of 75 on 12 March 1923 in Brooklyn. 
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References and Sources Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous Brooklyn, NY for the week ending April 16 1864
 NARA T1099. An index to rendezvous reports during the Civil War, 1861-1865.
"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)
Stevens, Thomas H. "Report of Commander T. H. Stevens, United States Monitor Winnebago, August 6 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)
"C. A. Packard Dead; Tecumseh Veteran" Brooklyn Daily Eagle (13 March 1923)