Lieutenant Joseph David Wilson (USNA resigned, non-graduate). Joining the Confederate Navy, he served on CSS Sumter and was Lieutenant on raider CSS Alabama. After Alabama was sunk, he returned to command gunboat CSS Hampton.
*FRENCH FORREST ~ – was an American naval officer who served first in the United States Navy+later the Confederate States Navy.His combat experience prior to the American Civil War included service in the War of Mexican–American War.
CIVIL WAR ENDS - April I'm sure a lot of men a women were relieved to see this day and to be able to return to their homes and families. I'm amazed that all the soldiers were able to return to their homes and families.
1864 or Deep Bottom, Virginia. Federal gunboat Mendota on the James River. Put in service May From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy.