CHARLES D. SPARKS, MASTER, USN
Charles Sparks '56
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: April 12, 1853
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Life & Loss
Unable to find any details about Charles' life or loss, except that it was on April 12, 1853, aboard the "sloop Vincennes, at New York." He is listed as a non-graduate in the Register of Alumni. His death was reported in a Louisiana paper at the time but no details were given.
Charles was born in, and appointed from, Louisiana.
Midshipman, 18 April, 1850. Died 12 April, 1853.
Memorial Hall Error
He would likely not have been a Master, as he had not graduated from the Naval Academy yet. Rank should be Midshipman. (No rank is given in the Register of Alumni.)