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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Friday, February 14, 1862
Bombardment of Fort Donelson
Part of Commodore Foote's gunboat flotilla on the Mississippi river, Louisville was heavily damaged while participating on the assault on the well manned confederate Fort Donelson in Tennessee. ... The inevitable fall of Fort Donelson is considered a significant event in severing the Confederacy and opening the Mississippi river.

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 8

Namesort descending Service Branch
Seaman E. Avilla USN
Seaman Charles Billips USN
Seaman James Curtis USN
Seaman William Duff USN
Seaman Joseph Laycock USN
Seaman Albert Markham USN
Ordinary Seaman Albert Richardson USN
Seaman John Williams USN
Various Sources