CHARLES A. COPP, ENS, USN
Charles Copp '68
Date of birth: July 25, 1847
Date of death: January 24, 1870
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Charles Albert Copp was admitted to the Naval Academy from At Large on November 5, 1864 at age 17 years 3 months.
He was admitted as "Enlisted boy".
Charles was lost on January 24, 1870 when USS Oneida was sunk following a collision with a British merchant steamer while departing Yokohama harbor, Japan. One hundred twenty-four other officers and men were also lost.
A detailed account of the event is available here.
He has a memory marker in Washington, D.C.
Acting Midshipman, 25 February, 1863. Graduated 6 June, 1867. Ensign, 18 December, 1868. Lost on board the Oneida, 24 January, 1870.