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Crew Members:

We are indebted to the Alabama Association for this listing which was compiled from works by Mr. Maurice Rigsby, Merseyside, England; and Mr. William Marvel, South Conway, New Hampshire; from the memoirs of from Raphael Semmes, and from the Hoole Collection.

  • John Adams (probably alias), Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama, joined at Cape Town, August 15, 1863, deserted - captured and returned, reduced to Landsman, February 16, 1864; missing in action, June 19, 1864, during the engagement with the USS Kearsarge, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • George Addison, Armorer, CSS Alabama, born in Liverpool; missing in action, June 19, 1864, during the engagement with the USS Kearsarge, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • Henry Allcot, joined CSS Shenadoah after battle, died in Liverpool 1891.
  • Thomas Allman, Steward; shipped from Conrad and served on CSS Tuscaloosa.
  • Edward Maffitt Anderson, Midshipman, CSS Alabama; born in Savannah, Georgia; died on January 28, 1923, at Savannah, Georgia.
  • George Appleby, Yeoman, CSS Alabama born in New Brunswick, resided in Liverpool; reduced in rank to Seaman on May 21, 1863; killed in action, June 19, 1864, during the engagement with the USS Kearsarge, off Cherbourg, France.
  • Richard F. Armstrong, Lieutenant, CSS Alabama, born in Georgia; wounded, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, during the engagement with the USS Kearsarge. Died in 1904, at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • A.G. Bartelli, Captain's Steward, CSS Alabama, drowned June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, during the engagement with the USS Kearsarge.
  • William Bradford, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama, missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • Thomas Brandon,deserter – captured and returned.
  • Samuel Brewer, Seaman, CSS Alabama, aged 23 in 1862; born in Liverpool; shipped from the T B Wales; transferred to CSS Tuscaloosa on June 21, 1863; died in Liverpool, 1886.
  • William P. Brooks, First Assistant Engineer, Charleston
  • John Buckley, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama, missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • Irvine S. Bulloch, Acting Fifth Lieutenant, Georgia; joined CSS Shenandoah after battle.
  • Edward Dean Burrell, Seaman, CSS Alabama, captured June 19, 1864, and paroled. Shipped from the Tycoon. After the war, joined the merchant marine service and died at sea, November 28, 1865. Buried in Colaba, Bombay, India.
  • John Clements, shipped from the Tonawanda.
  • Charles Colson, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama, born in England; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • Thomas C. Cuddy, Gunner, CSS Alabama, born in Charleston, South Carolina; drowned January 19, 1865, in the foundering of blockade runner Lelia.
  • Simeon W. Cummings, Third Assistant Engineer, CSS Alabama; born in New York; accidentally killed at Saldanha Bay, South Africa, on August 3, 1863. Originally buried at Saldanha Bay, but remains removed in 1994 and reburied at Columbia, Tennessee.
  • Asa Douglas, Captain, CSS Sumpter, died on May 18, 1906, and is buried at the St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Peter Duncan, Coal Trimmer, CSS Alabama, born in Liverpool; killed in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.
  • James Evans, Master's Mate, Charleston, SC
  • Henry Fisher, Coxswain, CSS Alabama, born in Liverpool; reduced to Seaman, October 9, 1862; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • Miles J. Freeman, Chief Engineer
  • George Townley Fullam, Master's Mate, CSS Alabama, was born on March 21, 1841, at Kingston-upon-Hull, in England. Joined the CS Navy at the age of 21, and signed aboard the Alabama on July 29, 1862. After the war, joined the merchant marine and commanded the steamer Marlborough, which was lost with all hands, at or near the Bay of Biscay, in November or December, 1879. Fullam left a journal of his service aboard the Alabama which was later published as THE JOURNAL OF GEORGE TOWNLEY FULLAM, edited by Charles G. Summersell.
  • Francis L. Galt, Surgeon, CSS Alabama, born in Norfolk, Virginia; appointed Paymaster, January 25, 1863; died November 17, 1915, at Upperville, Virginia.
  • Michael Genshlea, Fireman
  • Charles Godwin, Captain of the Afterguard; Savannah pilot; served aboard ALABAMA during the entire cruise; rescued by crew of a French pilot boat; discharged from CSN while in Cherbourg; died Nov 30, 1891 and was buried in the Texas State Cemetary.
  • William Halford; shipped from the Tonawanda
  • James Hart, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama, killed in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg France.
  • George Harwood, joined CSS Shenandoah after battle.
  • Russell Hobbs; Delaware volunteer.
  • Beckett K. Howell, Marine Lieutenant
  • Frederick Mathew Johns, Paymaster's Steward, CSS Alabama, born in Liverpool; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned. Family memorial in St. James Churchyard, Liverpool, Section C, Grave No. 432.
  • Brent Johnson, Quartermaster; reputed member of Royal Navy Reserve, oak splinter through foot in battle; rescued by the Deerhound.
  • William Jones, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama, born in England; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • John McIntosh Kell, Lieutenant, CSS Alabama and CSS Sumter; born in Georgia, 1823; died October 5, 1900, and buried in LaGrange, Georgia.
  • James King, Ordinary Seaman, Master at Arms, CSS Alabama, killed in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France., lifted dead aboard USS Kearsarge from CSS Alabama's boat.
  • William King, Quartermaster, Savannah pilot.
  • David Herbert Llewelyn, Assistant Surgeon, CSS Alabama, born in Wiltshire, England; drowned June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.
  • John Low, Lieutenant, CSS Alabama, born January 24, 1836, at Aberdeen, Scotland (or Stockport, Lancashire), (resided in Savannah, Georgia, before the war); joined a Georgia cavalry unit at the start of the war, but resigned to accept an appointment in the CS Navy; transferred to CSS Tuscaloosa, June 21, 1863; died September 6, 1906, in Liverpool. Buried in Golborne Parrish Churchyard, Newton-le-Willows, England.
  • Robert Longshaw, born in Savannah, shipped from Rockingham where he was First Mate,
  • Jerry Lynch, born 1828, died Nov 9, 1900, Inman Park, Atlanta.
  • Anderson Maffitt, Midshipman Eugene, Georgia
  • James Mair, Fireman, CSS Alabama, born in England; killed in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.
  • Adolphus Frederick Marmelstein, Quartermaster, CSS Alabama, born in Baltimore, Maryland (resided in Savannah, Georgia, before the war); transferred to CSS Tuscaloosa, June 21, 1863; died November 21, 1922, at Savannah, Georgia.
  • Michael Mars, Seaman, CSS Alabama, born in Ireland (resided at Bristol, England); died August, 1878, in London, England,vuried in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Leytonstone, London.
  • Ralph Masters, Quarter Gunner
  • James Mason, born in Liverpool.
  • Benjamin P. Mecaskey,Boatswain, Philadelphia, PA, served on CSS Sumter.
  • Baron Maximilian von Meulnier, Master's Mate, Prussia; returned to Prussia after battle.
  • Martin Molk, Boatswains Mate, shipped from the Agrippina, transferred to CSS Tuscaloosa.
  • Frederick Myers, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • Abram Norhoek, Ship's Corporal, CSS Alabama; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • Matthew O'Brien, Second Assistant Engineer, Ireland; joined CSS Shenandoah after battle.
  • Charles Olsen, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama; killed in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.
  • Robert Owens, Boatswains Mate, shipped from the Louisa Hatch, transferred to CSS Tuscaloosa.
  • Karl Pajorva, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama; killed in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.
  • Thomas Parker, Cabin Boy
  • Thomas Potter, Fireman, CSS Alabama; born in Liverpool; died February 3, 1867, in Liverpool.
  • John W. Pundt, Third Assistant Engineer, Charleston
  • Christian Pust, Coal Trimmer, CSS Alabama, born in Germany; killed in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.
  • John Roberts, Seaman, CSS Alabama, born in Wales (resided in England); killed in action while loosening the jib sail, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.
  • William Robertson, Third Assistant Engineer, CSS Alabama; born in England; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • William Robinson, Carpenter, CSS Alabama; born in Boston, Massachusetts (resided in Louisiana before the war); served on the CSS Sumter, killed in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.
  • Julius Schroeder, Master's Mate, returned to Prussia after battle.
  • Raphael Semmes, Commander, CSS Alabama; born September 27, 1809, in Maryland (resided in Mobile, Alabama before the war); died August 30, 1877, at Mobile, Alabama; buried at the Catholic Cemetery.
  • Adam Shilland, Fireman, CSS Alabama; born in Liverpool; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • Arthur Sinclair, Jr., Sailing Master, CSS Alabama; born in Norfolk, Virginia; died November 15, 1925, at Baltimore, Maryland.
  • William H. Sinclair, Midshipman
  • W. Breedlove Smith, Captain's Clerk
  • Charles Steeson, Captain of the Forecastle, signed from the Anna F. Schmidt; refused rescue and swam to Deerhound.
  • Frank Townsend
  • Walter Van Ness, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama; drowned June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.
  • Thomas Weir, Gunners Mate
  • John Welham, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama; drowned June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France.
  • David Henry White, Boy; CSS Alabama; African American servant from prize vessel Tonawanda October 9, 1862; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • Thomas White, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama; deserted – captured and returned, reduced to Landsman, February 16, 1864; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • John Williams, Ordinary Seaman, CSS Alabama; missing in action, June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France, presumed drowned.
  • Joseph D. "Fighting Joe" Wilson, Third Lieutenant, Florida, died Nov 30, 1880 near Ellaville, Florida. Buried with memorial at Easter Cemetary, Tallahassee.
  • Clarence Randolph Yonge, Paymaster, CSS Alabama; born in Savannah, Georgia; deserted January 24, 1863, at Kingston, Jamaica; later served as a recruit in the 25th New York Cavalry under the alias J. Edward Davies; died about 1866, in Washington, D.C.
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