Manuel Monte De Ocha

Manuel Monte De Ocha

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Navy · Seaman
Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Branch

Confederate Navy

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Rank

Seaman

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Service Start Date

21 Dec 1865

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Served For

United States of America

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Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
State

Florida

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Unit

Seventh Infantry (I-M)

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Branch

Confederate Army

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Service End Date

24 Feb 1864

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Rank

Private

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Service Start Date

25 Apr 1862

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Served For

United States of America

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Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Branch

Confederate Navy

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Rank

Seaman

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Service End Date

21 Dec 1864

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Service Start Date

3 Mar 1864

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Manuel Monte De Ocha

Biographical Sketch

    Private Manuel Monte De Ocha was born ca. 1845 at Hillsborough County Florida.

    He is mentioned by Robert Watson as being a member of Captain Henry Mulrenan’s Florida Volunteer Coast Guards, but there is no independent corroboration of this service.

    He was mustered into Confederate service on April 25th, 1862 when he was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war. He is reported present on all rolls until February 25th, 1862 when he was transferred to the C.S. Navy while at Dalton, Georgia.

    He was assigned to serve in CSS Savannah on March 3rd, 1864. He served in CSS Savannah until  December 21st, 1864, when the vessel was fired and scuttled to avoid capture by General Sherman’s forces at Savannah.  He was sent to Charleston, South Carolina, where he served briefly in CSS Columbia, then transferred to the Richmond station on January 22, 1865.

    He married Matilda Willingham on January 17, 1867 at Tampa, Florida.

    Manuel died at Fort Meade, Polk County, Florida in March, 1876.

    Despite having remarried twice after his death, Matilda applied for and was granted a Confederate Widow's Pension for her Manuel’s service.

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