John Wilson - Landsman

John Wilson was born circa 1825 in Brooklyn, NY and enlisted on 14 April 1864 at the Brooklyn, NY Naval Rendezvous as an Landsman for a 1 year enlistment[1].

Wilson was attached to the U.S.S. Tecumseh in April 1864 [2], [3]. His name appears on the Tecumseh casualty list in Army and Navy Journal[4], however he is not listed in Officers and Enlisted Men who Died in the Active Service of the U.S. Navy 1776-1885. There is a notation on the reconstructed Tecumseh muster roll next to his name noting him as a prisoner of war that was exchanged on 7 March 1865, though his name is not in Farragut's report about the four Tecumseh sailors who were captured on the beach at Fort Morgan.





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References and Sources

[1] Return of the United States Naval Rendezvous, Brookyn, NY for the week ending April 16 1864

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

[3]"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)

[4] "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.