Walter Powers - Seaman

Walter Powers was born circa 1843 in England and enlisted on 15 April 1864 at the Brooklyn, NY Naval Rendezvous as a Seaman for a 3 year enlistment[1]. He was former Army who was transferred to the Navy.

Powers was attached to the Tecumseh on 20 April 1864 with the rating of steward [2], [5]. 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 21 years old and had been in the Navy for just over three months.



Awards & Memorials

None. Parents claimed his pension.

Alternate Spellings of Name


References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, Brooklyn, New York, for the week ending April 16, 1864

[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