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What Happened in August
1861/08/03John LaMountain made first ascent in a balloon from Union ship Fanny at Hampton Roads to observe Confederate batteries on Sewell's Point, Virginia. (NavHist)
1861/08/041st Regiment 'embarked upon two steamers, 'Ben de Ford' and 'S. R. Spaulding,' and sailed directly to New Haven, where it took the cars for Brattleboro, arriving there late at night on the 7th.' (Peck)
1861/08/07USS Sloop Cyane, Commander Bissell, was ordered to proceed to the Bay of Panama, via Manzanilla and Acapulco, keeping 'a vigilant lookout for secession privateers or pirates and vessels of doubtful character which you may have sufficient reason to suspect of being engaged in that service.' At the same time, US sloop St. Marys, Commander Edward Middleton, was ordered to proceed from San Francisco, to relieve Cyane as soon as possible. (ORN)
1861/08/08Theophilus Dompier, of Vergennes, enlisted; he became Pvt, Co. K, 2nd VVI on 30 August, and was later discharged for disability. (2nd Infantry)
1861/08/09C. E. Graves, a native of Vt., accepts an appointment as Chief Clerk in the Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department, at an annual salary of $1,800. (Schuyler 91)
1861/08/11Cpl. Henry C. Lyman, Hinesburgh, Co. K, 2nd VVI, died of disease, and was interred in Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes. (2nd Infantry)
1861/08/12The 2nd Regiment was detached from [Colonel O. O.] Howard's brigade and ordered to Chain Bridge, some ten miles above Georgetown on the Potomac, and went into camp at the east end of the bridge, being brigaded with the Sixth Maine and the Thirty-third New York regiments. (Peck)
1861/08/151st Regiment mustered out, having lost 2 Enlisted men killed and 6 Enlisted men by disease. Total 8. (Dyer)
1861/08/17Emerson A. Boynton, 3rd VVI, wrote to his siblings, from Camp Logans, DC (more)
1861/08/22The 2nd and 3rd Vt., at Camp Lyon, were 'reviewed by President Lincoln, General McClellan and Secretaries Seward and Chase.' (Crockett)
1861/08/23Jesse Adams, Wagoner, Co. F, 3rd Regiment, to his mother, from Camp Tyson, Washington, D.C.: 'I now take my pen in hand to write you a few lines. I am well and hearty. My work is not so hard but what I can sleep half of the time if I was a sleeping man, but you know I never could sleep in the day-time. So, of course, I have to find something else to do. I go to the city four times a week. I have got four as handsome horses as you ever saw on a team! I guess the headers are dapple bay and the wheel horses are chestnut.' (Adams)
1861/08/24Robert B. Whitney was enlisted as a Private by Captain Henry Lyons Terry of the 4th Regiment at Rochester to serve for three years in the Civil War. (biography)
1861/08/29Union forces under Flag Officer S. H. Stringham and General B. F. Butler received the unconditional surrender of Confederate-held Forts Hatteras and Clark, closing Pamlico Sound. (NavHist)
1862/08/021st Vt. Cav. engaged at Orange Court House, Va. (Battles)
1862/08/05The 7th Regiment 'took a conspicuous and highly meritorious part in the battle [of Baton Rouge]... In addition to other losses, it had the great misfortune to lose its beloved and heroic Colonel, George T. Roberts, who died two days later from wounds received while gallantly discharging his duties at the most critical stage of the action.' (Peck)
1862/08/05Colonel George T. Roberts, commanding the 7th Regiment, was mortally wounded at Baton Rouge, LA (Benedict)
1862/08/07Colonel Roberts, 7th Regiment, died of his wounds. (Benedict)
1862/08/10Report of Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, U.S. Army, commanding the Department of the Gulf of engagement at Baton Rouge, La. (5 Aug) (Benedict)
1862/08/14USS Hatteras, Commander Emmons, blockading Berwick Bay, requested a port call for coal and supplies and repairs to her condenser. (ORN)
1862/08/201st Vt. Cav. engaged at Kelly's Ford, Va. (Battles)
1862/08/221st Vt. Cav. engaged at Waterloo Bridge, Va. (Battles)
1862/08/24Commander R. Semmes assumed command of celebrated raider CSS Alabama. (NavHist)
1862/08/25GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. No. 62, DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, New Orleans, reporting the death of Colonel Roberts, and criticizing the regiment for its actions in the Battle of Baton Rouge, La. (Benedict)
1862/08/26Franklin Buchanan promoted to Admiral, ranking officer in the Confederate Navy. (NavHist)
1862/08/28Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Camp Bradley, Brattleboro till later.' (more)
1862/08/29Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Camp Bradley, Brattleboro (more)
1862/08/301st Vt. Cav. engaged at 2nd Bull Run, VA (Manassas) (Battles)
1863/08/01Rear Admiral D. D. Porter relieved Rear Admiral D. G. Farragut of command of the lower half of the Mississippi and assumed command of the River from New Orleans to the headwaters. (NavHist)
1863/08/04Commodore H. H. Bell, off New Orleans, to Secretary Welles: 'The Brooklyn, under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Hatfield, will touch at South West Pass to receive her commander, Captain Emmons, and then proceed to the North. (ORN)
1863/08/0515th Regiment mustered out at Brattleboro, having lost during service by disease 1 Officer and 80 Enlisted men. Total 81. (Dyer)
1863/08/05USS Commodore Barney was severely damaged by Confederate electric torpedo in the James River above Dutch Gap, Virginia. (NavHist)
1863/08/1016th Regiment mustered out at Brattleboro, having lost during service 1 Officer and 23 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 48 Enlisted men by disease. Total 73. (Dyer)
1863/08/10Commodore H. H. Bell, onboard USS Pensacola at New Orleans, to Captain Emmons: 'Having transferred to command of the Monongahela to your successor, Commander L. C. Sartori, and being relieved as the senior naval officer here by myself, you will assume command of the US steam sloop Brooklyn, now in this port, and as soon as she is coaled, proceed in her to the New York navy yard. Report your arrival t the honorable Secretary of the Navy. (ORN)
1863/08/11Robert Whitney, 4th Regiment, received a pension "As a result of being disabled by chronic diarrhea and resulting disease of rectum; and rheumatism" from this date until his death. (more)
1863/08/13S. Horace Smith, age 17, Brookfield, joins the Navy as a surgeons steward (profile)
1863/08/13Commodore H. H. Bell, New Orleans, reports 'the US ship Brooklyn, Captain Emmons, started for New York at 5:30 this morning. Captain Emmons contemplates stopping off Charleston. (ORN)
1863/08/15A detail from the 8th Regiment, consisting of Captain Leach, Lieutenants Carpenter and Cooper, and six non-commissioned officer were sent to Vt. on recruiting service. (Peck)
1863/08/21Captain Emmons, commanding USS Brooklyn, reports that he was on his way to New York for repairs, had put in at Port Royal for coal, but found little, and offered his services. Emmons states the Brooklyn 'draws 16 feet, has a battery of IX-inch, 1 30-pounded, 1 100-pounder rifle guns; and with your present knowledge can better judge how far it would be prudent, or in other words, how far I should be justified in risking wooden walls. (ORN)
1863/08/21The US brig Bainbridge, en route to Port Royal, S.C.,' encountering a terrible hurricane off the coast,' went down with her crow of about one hundred men, including Assistant Surgeon Allis and Surgeon's Steward S. Horace Smith. One man survived. (ORN)
1863/08/23Acting Masters Mate H. B. Colby, in charge of a boat from US Schooner Beauregard, off Indian River, Fla., boarded the schooner Phoebe, and examined her papers, which he found to be in order. Two days later, the schooner, which had stayed, suspiciously, in the area, attempted to communicate with shore, and the Beauregard captured here and sent it to Key West for adjudication. (ORN)
1863/08/25Captain Emmons, USS Brooklyn, at Brooklyn Navy Yard, to Secretary Welles: 'I have the honor to report the arrival of this ship from the West Gulf Squadron, having left New Orleans on the 13th, South West Pass on the 14th, Port Royal on the 21st, and Charleston on the 22nd of August. (ORN)
1863/08/29Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley, Lieutenant J. A. Payne, CSN, sank for the first time in Charleston harbor after making practice dives preparatory to attacking the blockading fleet. (NavHist)
1863/09/272nd Lt. Frederick M. Kimball, on convalescent leave in Vt., was united in marriage with Susanna S. Hoyt. (Kimball's diaries)
1864/08/01Colonel Gaulden, not to be outdone, published an explanatory letter in the Savannah Republican adding a challenge to the observant naval Captain: 'As the Captain seems to be a reader of your paper, I take this opportunity to make my compliments to him and to say that when he calls to see me again I shall be at home, and will try and give him a more respectful reception.' (ORN)
1864/08/01Landing party under Commander Colvocoresses, composed of 115 officers and men, raided a meeting of civilians forming a coastal guard at McIntosh Court House, Georgia. Colvocoresses marched his men overland after coming ashore during the night of 2 August, destroyed a bridge to prevent being cut off by Confederate cavalry, and captured some 26 prisoners and 22 horses before making his way safely back to USS Saratoga. Rear Admiral Dahlgren, amused at the circumstances of the expedition and pleased with its results, reported to the men of his squadron: 'Captain Colvocoresses having been favored with a sight of the notice in a Savannah paper, and feeling considerable interest in the object of the meeting, concluded that he would attend it also, which he did, with a number of United States citizens serving at the time on board the USS Saratoga as officers, seamen, and marines. . . . When the appointed time arrived, Mr. Miller [Boatswain Philip J. Miller] set fire to the bridge [outside the town] and at the signal the main body rushed out and joined the meeting. . . . Captain Colvocoresses then read to the meeting from the newspaper the order of Colonel Gaulden [CSA] for their assembling, and, regretting that the Colonel had failed to attend, he invited the meeting to accompany him, which they did, and arrived safely on board the Saratoga, where they meet daily under the United States flag.' The Admiral later reported to Secretary Welles of the prisoners: '. . . . it is hoped that under the old flag the deliberations may be of a more beneficial tendency, as the parties are now relieved of their proposed responsibility as a coast guard. (ORN)
1864/08/01The stations of vessels composing the East Gulf Blockading Squadron included USS San Jacinto, Captain Greene, coaling at Tampa Bay. (ORN)
1864/08/01Abstract log of USS Saratoga: From meridian to 4 p.m. all hands getting the expedition ready. At 4:30 p.m. the expedition started, captain [Colvocoresses] in command, 6 boats and 110 men, including officers. (ORN)
1864/08/01The stations of the regular line officers of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, included: Commander Colvocoresses, USS Saratoga, and Lieutenant Henry L. Johnson, USS Passaic. (ORN)
1864/08/02Henry Thompson Burdick, Sgt, Co. E, 11th VVI, was discharged to accept a commission as 1LT, 12th US Colored Artillery (11th Infantry)
1864/08/03Hiram Laraway, Company A, 5th Regiment, died at Andersonville of diarrhea. (see Alson Blake's deposition)
1864/08/03Abstract log of USS Saratoga: At 3 a.m. the boats returned to the ship. At 2:40 p.m. Acting Masters Mate Chase started with all the boats, assisted by the T.A. Ward's boats, to go to The Ridge to take the captain and party that went on expedition on board. At 6:30 p.m. boats out of sight behind Doboy Island, in the direction of The Ridge, a squall blowing ahead at the time. (ORN)
1864/08/04Abstract log of USS Saratoga: At 1 a.m. John W. McReynolds returned in a canoe; reported the boats not arrived at the landing. At 1:30 dispatched him at once to go in search of the boats, and to take them to the right landing. At 2:30 called all hands to quarters, a hail from a boat being reported. Nothing further taking place, piped down at 3 a.m. At 1:30 p.m. the expedition returned with 26 prisoners. John Steward, seaman, missing. (ORN)
1864/08/04Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/05Rear Admiral D. G. Farragut's fleet steamed by Forts Morgan and Gaines, through the deadly torpedo field blocking the channel, and into Mobile Bay. In the fierce engagement with the forts and Admiral F. Buchanan's small squadron, Farragut won a victory worthy of his great name. (NavHist)
1864/08/06Commander Colvocoresses' report on the expedition to the court-house of McIntosh County, Georgia, includes a descriptive list of all the prisoners taken. (ORN)
1864/08/06Captain James Alden, USS Brooklyn, forwarded reports to Rear Admiral Farragut from Lieutenant Commander Lull, executive officer, and the vessel's carpenter, boatswain and acting gunner, on damages incurred by the vessel during the engagement against Fort Morgan, in Mobile Bay, the previous day. Captain Alden added: 'To my executive officer, Lieutenant Commander Lull, my thanks are especially due, not only for his cool, steady bearing in the fight, but also for the efficient training of the crew, which have been together now less than three months, but displayed in the action the steadiness of veterans, fighting their guns almost as coolly as if they were at an ordinary exercise. (ORN)
1864/08/06CSS Tallahassee, Commander J. T. Wood, put to sea from Wilmington, launching a brief but highly successful cruise against Northern shipping. (NavHist)
1864/08/06Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/07Captain Greene, to Secretary Welles: 'In obedience to an order of Acting Rear Admiral T. Bailey, I have this day assumed command of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron.' (ORN)
1864/08/08Captain Greene, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, reports on a series of successful expeditions on 11 July, 2, 3 and 4 August, from the US bark James L. Davis, Acting Master W. N. Griswold. 'These expeditions, without loss of life or limb, show a very commendable spirit on the part of officers and men.' (ORN)
1864/08/09Lieutenant George M. Bache, USS Lexington, commanding Seventh District pro tem, reported on the condition of affairs at White River Station. He also noted that Acting Master Gipson, USS Exchange, had raised another of the Queen City's guns, 'making seven in all that we now have from that vessel. (ORN)
1864/08/101st Battery mustered out, having lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 51 Enlisted men by disease. Total 54. (Dyer)
1864/08/10Aldace Walker, 11th Vt. Inf. 'As part of Sixth Corps, 'moved out from Harper's Ferry and camped at Clifton, the name of a large plantation near Berryville.' (Walker)
1864/08/10Aldace Walker, 11th Vt. Inf. 'Moving south, encountered Early's army at Cedar Creek, just beyond Middletown.' (Walker)
1864/08/101st Battery mustered out. Recruits were transferred to 2nd Battery (Dyer)
1864/08/107th Regiment reenlisted veterans departed on furlough to Vt.. (Dyer)
1864/08/11Rear Admiral Dahlgren, at Doboy Sound, Georgia, ordered Commander Colvocoresses, USS Saratoga, to transfer 26 rebel prisoners which he had recently captured, to a passing steamer to pass to the USS South Carolina, then in the vicinity of the Savannah River. (ORN)
1864/08/11Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/12Benjamin D. Cargill, a Private in Co. B, 2nd VVI, died of wounds incurred at Spotsylvania C.H. on 12 May; he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery 2nd Infantry)
1864/08/13Captain Greene, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, reports measures taken in view of a reported attack by a Confederate ram upon the naval force at West Pass, Apalachicola [St. George's Sound], to Secretary Welles. (ORN)
1864/08/13Abstract log of USS Brooklyn: From meridian to 4 P.m.: Lieutenant Commander Lull and Second Assistant Engineer J. D. Toppin were detached from this vessel and ordered to the C.S.S. Tennessee, the former to command the ram. (ORN)
1864/08/13Acting Ensign William J. Eldredge, commanding US Schooner J. S. Chambers, reported to Captain Greene, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron at Key West, that the captain and executive officer of the vessel 'being now also down with the fever, there remains but myself and an acting mater's mate fit for duty,' and requested permission to take the vessel to a Northern port. Thirteen men and one officer had died on this date, and others before them. Captain Greene dispatched Passed Acting Assistant Surgeon J. H. Macomber, to evaluate the ship's condition and render assistance as necessary. (ORN)
1864/08/14Cornelius Smith, a substitute for D. W. Bidwell, of Starksboro, enlisted in the Navy and served three years (Navy)
1864/08/15The stations of vessels composing East Gulf Blockading Squadron included USS San Jacinto, Captain Greene, gone north in charge of Lieutenant Commander J. N. Quackenbush. (ORN)
1864/08/16Captain Greene, USS San Jacinto, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, reported to Secretary Welles on the condition and status of the ships in his squadron, most notably the seven vessels that had sailed for the north, due to yellow fever, and his own ship, which had been taken north by his predecessor, Acting Rear Admiral Bailey, leaving Captain Greene with insufficient ships to continue an effective blockade in his sector. (ORN)
1864/08/16A boat expedition by Commander Colvocoresses, USS Saratoga, consisting of men from that ship and T. A. Ward, Acting Master Babcock, captured some 100 prisoners and a quantity of arms on a daring raid into McIntosh County, Georgia. Commander Colvocoresses liberated 70 slaves, and destroyed a salt works and a strategic bridge across the South Newport River on the main road to Savannah. On 26 August, Rear Admiral Dahlgren acknowledged Colvocoresses' report of the incident and commented: 'All this was done without casualty, and was very creditably executed, and will be duly reported to the Navy Department with my acknowledgments. I shall also issue an order making my acknowledgments to yourself, your officers, and your men. (ORN)
1864/08/171st Vt. Cav. engaged at Winchester, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/18Paymaster Charles C. Upham, USS Minnesota, reported on the improper disposition of funds resulting from a transfer of tar shipped by him the previous February to Beaufort, North Carolina, intended for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The tar had been sold, and the funds turned over to the Treasury Department as proceeds from abandoned property. Upham opined that the money rightfully belonged to the Navy Department. (ORN)
1864/08/18Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/19Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/20Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/2111th Regiment was engaged or present at Charlestown, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/2117th Regiment was engaged or present at Weldon Railroad, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/211st Vt. Cav. engaged at Charlestown, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/211st Vt. Cav. engaged at Summit Point, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/212nd Regiment was engaged or present at Charlestown, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/213rd Regiment was engaged or present at Charlestown, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/215th Regiment was engaged or present at Charlestown, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/221st Vt. Cav. engaged at Charlestown, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/22Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/23A boat expedition under Commander Colvocoresses, USS Saratoga, composed of men from Saratoga, USS T.A. Ward, Acting Master Babcock, and US bark Braziliera, Acting Master Gillespie, engaged Confederate pickets along Turtle River, Georgia. The expedition aimed at the capture of an encampment at Bethel, Georgia, but the Confederates there were alerted by the firing downstream and escaped. On 15 September the daring and resourceful Colvocoresses was commended by Secretary Welles for his three successful forays into Southern territory. (ORN)
1864/08/23Fort Morgan, the last of the three forts at Mobile Bay to remain in Confederate hands, capitulated. (NavHist)
1864/08/23Abstract log of USS Saratoga: An expedition left the ship at 7:15 p.m. with 75 men. (ORN)
1864/08/24Rear Admiral Dahlgren ordered USS Saratoga, Commander Colvocoresses, to proceed to St. Helena and assume command of the blockading forces at that place, 'provided you have no expedition on foot that this order will interfere with. (ORN)
1864/08/24Rear Admiral Dahlgren reported to Secretary Welles that 'the activity and skill thus manifested by Captain Colvocoresses are entitled to the highest commendation, and I shall soon give him another and wider field for his labors.' (ORN)
1864/08/24Major Carlos Dwinell, 6th VT Inf., of Glover, Vt., died in Baltimore, Md., of wounds received on the 21st at Charleston, WV. (Kimball's scrapbook)
1864/08/251st Vt. Cav. engaged at Kearneysville, Va. (Battles)
1864/08/25Abstract log of USS Saratoga: At 2 p.m. sent the dingy with 5 men in charge of Boatswain Miller to Doboy Island to reconnoiter. (ORN)
1864/08/25Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/26Abstract log of USS Saratoga: At 5 a.m. sent prisoners and contrabands on board the Harvest Moon. At 10:55 a.m. boats returned from the expedition. (ORN)
1864/08/26General order of commendation from Rear Admiral Dahlgren: 'I have the satisfaction to recognize the results of another expedition commanded by Captain Colvocoresses, consisting of men from his own ship, the Saratoga, and a detachment from the Sonoma. On the night of 16th August the party landed at South Newport, where it captured a lieutenant and 28 privates of Company F, Third South Carolina Cavalry, and would, no doubt, have secured the remainder--supposed to number 50 men-- if they had not taken flight. With them were captured 30 rifles, 54 sabres, and 2,000 cartridges. Captain Colvocoresses burned the encampment and stables, liberated 71 slaves, and destroyed the bridge on the main Savannah road. The whole affair was conducted handsomely and with complete success. (ORN)
1864/08/27Captain Greene, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, at Key West, forwarded a letter from the US Consul in Havana, to Secretary Welles and Rear Admiral Farragut, including an offer from an unknown person, to provide intelligence on Confederate ships and activities. (ORN)
1864/08/27Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/28Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/29Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/30The 3rd Battery 'occupied the hottest place on the entire line before and around Petersburg, known to the artillery as "Fort Hell"' until September 6. (Peck)
1864/08/30Rear Admiral Farragut, Flagship Hartford at Mobile Bay, informs Captain Theodore P. Greene, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, Key West, that he will loan him USS Galena for unspecified duties, but requests that the vessel anchor outside Key West harbor due to the sanitary conditions in the area, referring to an outbreak of yellow fever among the crews at Key West. In subsequent correspondence with Secretary Welles, Farragut explained Greene's request for a ship, and his dispatching of the Galena, expecting to have the vessel returned to him after a suitable replacement arrived. (ORN)
1864/08/30Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/08/31Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from the Officers' Hospital, Annapolis, Md. (more)
1864/08/31Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1865/08/02Lieutenant Waddell, CSS Shenandoah, spoke the English bark Barracouta and for the first time learned positively that the war was over. He determined to make a nonstop voyage to Liverpool, England, via Cape Horn. (NavHist)
1865/08/02The report of Commander A. Bryson, US Navy, 'giving qualifications and character of certain officers who served under his command' included USS Exchange, J. C. Gipson, Acting volunteer lieutenant, 'no force, not intelligent, and not overfond of work.' (ORN)
1865/08/027th Regiment departed Clarksville for Brownsville, TX (Dyer)
1865/08/031LT William H. Humphrey, Co. G, 4th VVI, was discharged for wounds incurred at Petersburg on 2 Apr 1865 (4th Infantry)
1865/08/04Acting Assistant Paymaster Henry G. Colby, USS Essex, was one of eleven paymasters detached from vessels in the Mississippi Squadron and 'ordered to report by letter to the Department for settlement of their accounts.' (ORN)
1865/08/05Acting Ensign Frederick H. Wait, in charge of the US S. Oriole at Mound City, Ill., was ordered to report to Commodore John W. Livingston, commanding Naval Station Mound City, for further orders. (ORN)
1865/08/05Report of Acting Rear Admiral Lee, giving names of officers detached from his squadron included: (ORN)
1865/08/05Acting Volunteer Lieutenant James C. Gipson, USS Exchange, residence: Rochester, Racine County, Wis. (ORN)
1865/08/05Masters Mate Thomas Kennedy, USS Fort Hindman, residence: Philadelphia, Pa., at the corner of Catherine and Third Streets. (ORN)
1865/08/10Acting First Assistant Engineer Thomas Blanchard, USS Argosy, residence, North Troy, Vt., was detached from his command and given permission to await at his residence for orders. (ORN)
1865/08/12Brazil Squadron reactivated under Rear Admiral Godon in flagship Susquehanna. (NavHist)
1865/08/2511th Regiment mustered out, having lost during service 10 Officers and 154 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 410 Enlisted men by disease. Total 576. (Dyer)