2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2021 3:43 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking military records of Noah Dean

    Douglas Dean Newbie

      My great grandfather, Noah Dean, was reportedly recognized for saving the ship he was on during a conflict in the Civil War while serving in the Mississippi Squadron. Family history indicated that he was assigned to several ships during the War. I would also like to get more information on his military service.

        • Re: Seeking military records of Noah Dean
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



          Here is some information below.



          Here is where he is buried.https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108356622/noah-haskell-dean



          1860s Census:


          Name:Noah Dean
          Birth Year:abt 1816
          Birth Place:Massachusetts
          Home in 1860:Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa
          Post Office:Fairfield
          Dwelling Number:1123
          Family Number:987
          Household MembersAge
          Noah Dean44
          Lucinda Dean40
          Heny Dean15
          May Dean13
          Laura Dean9
          Emna Dean7
          Ellen Dean5
          Emna White24
          Warren Sisson21
          Abby Mathews18



          Navy and Marine Register:



          Letter to Commanding Officer to request family leave to visit family in Iowa:




          Letter to Commanding Officer:



          This one has him on the Avenger Steamer:


          Here is some information he is listed as the Acting Carpenter for the Steamer Black Hawk Flagship of the Mississippi Squadron.




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          • Re: Seeking military records of Noah Dean
            Rebecca Collier Ranger

            Dear Mr. Dean,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Composite Shipping Articles of Enlisted Men on Naval Vessels, 1/1857 - 12/1884 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that includes the Mississippi Squadron. This series consists of printed forms, each of which constituted a contract between the commanding officer of the ship and the men listed on the form. On the form are shown the name of the commanding officer, name and rate of ship, term of man's enlistment, date of enlistment, recruit's signature or mark, name as written in by an officer, rating, wages per month, amount of wages advanced, bounty paid, signatures of sureties for wages advanced and bounty paid, and signature of witness to recruit's signature. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov.


            We also the Records Relating to Enlisted Men Who Served in the Navy Between 1842 and 1885 in Record Group 24 that contain letters received, copies of letters sent, endorsements, applications for certificates of honorable discharge or for copies of other documents, certificates of medical officers or of special boards convened to examine applicants for pensions or other benefits, legal papers such as affidavits and powers of attorney, and similar items. For more information about these records, please contact RDT1.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!


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