One of the Cumberland's cannon is mounted in Oak Hill Cemetery, South Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan (Calhoun Co.). The inscription on the attached plaque reads: "This gun was in service on the Cumberland during the battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac. Mounted here by Farragut Post No. 32, Department of Michigan, G. A. R. in commemoration of the heroic services of Union soldiers and sailors during the Civil War"
Part 6-Rebuilding a Classic (Conversion to the Sloop-of-War)
Part 7-Sailing for the Union (Opening Operations in the Civil War)
Part 8-Death with Honor (Battle of Hampton Roads)
Part 9-The Flagship at Rest (Rediscovery and Recovery)
Alrop, Philander D. Wrote (a version of?) "Cumberland's Crew, or History of the Battle between the Cumberland and Merrimac". Broadside at Brown Univ. indicates he was wounded on Mar. 8 as a crewman of the Cumberland but not on Radford's list of survivors.
Avery, Daniel Plumer
In US Navy, was on board the "Cumberland," witnessed the battle of the "Merrimack" and "Monitor." [so apparently not on board at the time] Re-enlisted private, Co. H., 9th Regt. Mustered Aug. 21, 1862. Deserted at Antietam Sept. 17, 1862, when ordered to assist in conveying Col. Titus from the field. Re-enlisted for two years in Gibbs (Mass.) Battery. After a year came home on a furlough,and was advertised to lecture in a school-house in Rochester, where he was arrested as a deserter. Was allowed to return to his Regiment. Served in the "Red River Expedition" where he is supposed to have died, as he has not since been heard from. [T12]
Heywood, Charles, Marine 2nd Lt., Commanding Marine Guard[T8][T1] [T4] [T15][T10][T16].
Apparently in command of the two extereme after guns. The first shot from the Virginia killed or wounded 9 of his crew and knocked him down. Captian Heywood took over the captured CSS Tennessee from Franklin Buchanan. See the footnote on page 207 of "An August Morning with Farragut" in Scribner's Monthly, June 1880. Abbott and Sullivan say he was a First Lt.[T4][T16]. Radford has "Lt. Charles Hayward".[T10]. Picture in Sullivan.
Livingston, Lauchlin or Tochlin, Ordinary Seaman[T5][T10][T14]
Intermittent injury, March 8, 1862("Tochlin Livingston").[T5] Radford's list of survivors has "Lauchlin Livingston"[T5]The list of wounded indicates he was on the sick list previous to the engagement.[T14]
Rogers, Robert, Ordinary Seaman
Transferred to Roanoke where he got a lacerated wound of wrist, not serious.[T5] (Not in Radford's listing) One listing indicates he was from the Congress, not the Cumberland.[T14]
Selfridge, Theodore O., Jr., Lieutenant[T8][T1][T10][T15] Commanded the forward division of five IX-inch guns. Was from Massachusetts. Was appointed to command the Monitor on March 10, 1862. See his memoirs in the bibliography.[T15].
Stuyvesant, W. S., Master[T8][T1][T10][T14][T15]. Commanded the after division of four IX-inch guns. Slight penetrating wound, left forearm, from splinter, March 8, 1862[T5].
Radford has "M. S. Stuyvesant".
Fired guns from the beach at the Beaufort and Raleigh after the Congress surrendered,.with 14 sailors from the Cumberland. (ORN I 7 p35)
Tyson, E.V., Master's Mate[T8][T1][T10][T15] Selfridge and Abbott have "H. Tyson" as Acting Master's Mate.
Wade, Terence, 2d-Class Boy [T10][T14]
Lacerated wound of neck, not serious.[T5] The list of wounded indicates he was not seriously wounded and was taken aboard the Roanoke. It also indicates he was a 1st-Class Boy.[T14]
Wiltse, G.C., Lt.[T18] NOT LISTED in most sources, so there is some question. Born 29 Nov 1838 in NY; graduated the Naval Academy in 1859; Appointed lieutenant in 1861 and commander in 1873; Commended for "courageously performing his duty" on the Cumberland. [ORN references a Lt. G. C. Wiltse (Ex. Officer of the US Ironclad Montauk in Nov. 1863), while F. A. Parker uses Lt. C. G. Wiltse]
[T10] United States Government. Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Vol. 3. 1862. House of Representatives, 37th Congress, 3rd session. Ex. Doc. 1. Washington, DC. 1862. 931pp William Radford's list of survivors page 99-102.
[T11]History and Traditions of Marblehead, Mass by Samuel Roads Jr, Houghton, Osgood and Co, 1880, pp 294-295. (Reference supplied by Maureen Graves Anderson.)
[T13] Personal communication from Tony Forde, May 8, 2001; Mar. 19, 2003. According to obituaries in the New York's Irish World on his brothers (Patrick and Austin, founders of the above newspapers), he perished aboard the Cumberland at Hampton Roads. A book on his nephew, Bishop Francis X. Ford, also quotes the same incident. James P. Rodechko, Patrick Ford and his search for America. Arno Press Inc(1976) p.32: "Ford's youngest brother, at the age of fourteen, enlisted as a drummer boy, while an older brother served in the navy and was killed in the sinking of the Cumberland by the ironclad Merrimac." Raymond A. Lane, Stone in the King's Highway McMullen Books, Inc. (1953) p.4: "Another son, Thomas, was already in the navy and lost his life when the Cumberland was sunk by the Confederate ironclad, Merrimac."
[T14] United States Government. Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Third Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Vol. 3. 1862. House of Representatives, 37th Congress, 3rd session. Ex. Doc. 1. Washington, DC. 1862. 931pp
Report on the Killed and Wounded p96-97.
[T15]Memoirs of Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., Rear Admiral, U.S.N. with an introduction by Captain Dudley W. Knox. New York & London, G.P. Putnam's sons, 1924.
[T16] Sullivan, David M. The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War -- The Second Year. White Mane Publishing Company, Inc. Shippenburg, PA. 1997.