CHARLES E. BROWN, ENS, USN
Charles Brown '67
Date of birth: 1847
Date of death: January 24, 1870
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Charles Eaton Brown was admitted to the Naval Academy from Massachusetts on July 23, 1863 at age 16 years 6 months.
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 is buried in Massachusetts.
Acting Midshipman, 25 July, 1863. Ensign, 18 December, 1868. Lost on board the Oneida, 24 January, 1870.