William Smith - Coal Heaver

William Smith is listed in period publications as one of the Owasco sailors who went to augment the Tecumseh's complement for the Battle of Mobile Bay [1], [2] and was lost with her. [2], [3]

However per the Owasco's second and third quarter muster rolls, there was no one by the name of William Smith attached to her nor can a rendezvous index card be found with his name on it listing either vessel. William Smith is also not listed on a reconstructed Tecumseh muster roll that appears to have been put together in the spring of 1865.




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References and Sources

[1] "Various Naval Matters" Army and Navy Journal, August 27, 1864 p13

[2] "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.

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