The Andersonville Diary of Frederic Augustus James

The Andersonville Diary of Frederic Augustus James


"I was captured at Fort Sumter on the night of Sept. 8th 1863, having landed there as one of a storming party from the U.S. Blockading Fleet off Charleston. Said expedition was unsuccessful, only less than one-fifth of the force effecting a landing."

Frederic Augustus James died in Andersonville Prison on September 15, 1864. His grave number is 8858.

    Frederick A. James

    Residence was not listed; a 29 year-old Carpenter. Enlisted on 8/20/1862 at Boston, MA as a Landsman. On 8/20/1862 he mustered into US Navy He died on 9/13/1864 at Andersonville, GA (Credited to Abington, MA) He was listed as: Confined Andersonville, GA (date not stated) POW 9/8/1863 Fort Sumpter, SC (Captured by enemy boat during battle) Ships served on in Navy: USS OHIO USS HOUSATONIC

    U.S.S. Housatonic
    Off Charleston, Sept.9 1863


    Agreeable to order per telegraph, I herewith enclose a list of Officers and men missing from this ship who were Volunteers in the Expedition against Fort Sumter last night.

    I am very respectfully,
    Your Obedient Servant
    C.W. Pickering

    Rear Admiral
    J.A. Dahlgren
    Comdg. S.A.B. Squadron

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