Thomas H. Walker - Steward

Thomas H. Walker was born circa 1839 in Elizabeth, NJ and re-enlisted on 14 April 1864 at the Brooklyn, NY Naval Rendezvous as a Landsman for a 1 year enlistment[1].

Walker 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 25 years old and had been in the Navy for nearly six years off and on since 1855. He left behind a wife and a daughter.[5]


Wife: Charlotte Cornelia Walker (married 12 March 1862)
Daughter: Ann Rebecca Walker (born March 1863, died prior to March 1866)

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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

[5] Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Widows and Other Dependents of Civil War and Later Navy Veterans ("Navy Widows' Certificates"), 1861-1910