Officers List

Officers of the Navy and Marine Corps who tendered their resignations during the early part of the Civil War and were dropped from the rolls. One of five sheets (folio). Identifying U.S. naval officers who resigned in 1861 and 1862, many of whom joined the Confederate Navy; e.g., Franklin Buchanan and Matthew Maury.

Officers list 

Officers of the Navy and Marine Corps who tendered their resignations during the early part of the war and were dropped from the rolls.

Name and Rank

Date of tender of designation
 

Date of letter of dismissal

Secretary of the Navy
Captains        
Isaac Mayo, 1 May 1861   May 18th 1861. from this date Gideon Wells
French Forrest, 19 April 1861   May 14th 1861 from the 19th April 1861

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Franklin Buchanan, 22 April 1861   May 14th 1861 from the 22 April 1861

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Samuel Barron, 22 April 1861  dis May 14th 1861 from the 22 April 1861

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George N. Hollins 6th June 1861  dis June 8th 1861 from the 6th instant  "
George A. Magruder, 22 April 1861  dis May 15 1861, from the 22 April 1861  "
Commanders        "
Edward B. Boutwell, ? July 1861   August 12 1861 from the 31 July 1861  "
Sidney Smith Lee, dis 22 April 1861   May 13 1861 from the 22 April 1861   "
Thomas F. Page, 22 April 1861  dis May 13 1861 from the 22 April 1861   "
Robert G. Robb, dis 18 April 1861   May 13 1861 from the 18 April 1861   "
Arthur Sinclair, dis 18 April 1861   May 13 1861, from the 18 April 1861   "
Archibald B. Fairfax, dis 18 April 1861   May 14 1861, from the 18 April 1861   "
John R. Tucker, 18 April 1861  dis May 14 1861 from the 18 April 1861   "
Richard L. Page, dis 18 April 1861   May 14 1861 from the 18 April 1861   "
Charles G. McIntosh, 20 April 1861  dis May 15 1861, from the 20 April 1861  "
William McBlair, dis 20 April 1861   May 15 1861, from the 20 April 1861   "
Charles H. A. H. Kennedy, 31 May 1861  dis June 4 1861, from this date   "
John K. Mitchell, ? 29 April 1861   May 27 1861; to take effect on receipt of this order   "
Matthew F. Maury, dis 26 April 1861   May 15 1861, from the 26 April 1861.   "
Edward L. Handy, 13 June 1861  dis June 14. 1861   "
Thomas R. Rootes, 19 April 1861  dis May 13. 1861, from the 19th April 1861   "
William J. Muse, 2 April 1861  dis May 13. 1861, from the 2? April 1861   "
Thomas J. Hunter, 23 April 1861  dis May 14. 1861 from the 23 April 1861   "
William Chandler, Court of Inquiry  dis October 17 1861.   "
Lieutenants      
Charles J. M. Spotswood, 18 April 1861  dis May 14. 1861, from the 18 April 1861   "
John W. Bennett, 18 April 1861  " May 14. 1861 from the 18 April 1861   "
Robert B. Pegram, 17 April 1861 May 13. 1861, from the 17 April 1861   "
James H. Rochelle 17 April 1861  " May 13. 1861 from the 17 April 1861   "
George J. Sinclair, ? April 1861  " May 13, 1861 from the 16 April 1861   "
Carter B. Poindexter, 18 April 1861  " May 14 1861, from the 18 April 1861   "
Henry H. Lewis 20 April 1861 May 13 1861, from the 20 April 1861   "
William M. Powell, 20 April 1861 May 13 1861, from the 20 April 1861   "
Washington Gwathmay, 15 April 1861 April 17. 1861.   "
Peter U. Murphy, 21 April 1861 May 15. 1861, from the 21 April 1861   "
William H. Murdaugh, 21 April 1861 May 15 1861, from the 21 April 1861   "
Isaac N. Brown, 25 April 1861 May 13 1861, from the 25 April 1861   "
Charles M. Fauntleroy, 7 May 1861 May 13 1861, from the 7 May 1861  "
 John J. Guthrie,  ? July 1861  July 15. 1861   "
 Joseph N. Barney,  4 June 1861  " June 8 1861, from the 4 June 1861   "
Silas Bint, 25 April 1861 " May 15 1861. from the 25 April 1861

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Van Renssellaer Morgan, 20 May 1861 " June 28 1861, from this date

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Edward L Winder, 22 April 1861 " May 13 1861 from the 22 April 1861.

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Oscar F. Johnston, 22 April 1861 " May 13 1861 from the 22 April 1861.

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John Henry Parker, 7 January 1862  " January 18. 1862   "
James J. Waddell, 20 November 1861  " January 18 1862   "
John. Wilkinson, 6. April 1861 x  " April 20 1861   "