From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles McDougal '56

Date of birth: January 30, 1837

Date of death: March 28, 1881

Age: 44

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.


From Find A Grave:

Husband of Kate Coffee they were married on August 22, 1866.

Father of Kate Coffee, Elizabeth "Bessie" Mitchell, Caroline "Carrie" Marian, Infant, and Douglas Cassell McDougal.

Son of David Stockton McDougal and Caroline M. Sterrett.

Info from Mare Island Historical Society is that he drowned in Cape Mendocino, California. Info from N Gray & Co funeral home in San Francisco states he died in Humboldt Bay due to trying to land in surf boat


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Acting Midshipman, 26 May, 1852. Midshipman, 1 October, 1856. Passed Midshipman, 29 April, 1859. Master, 5 September, 1859. Lieutenant, 23 January, 1861. Lieutenant Commander, 16 November, 1862. Commander, 19 January, 1871. Died 28 March, 1881.

Charles was commanding officer of USS Hendrick Hudson (1859) in 1864. Later, he was the commissioning commanding officer of USS Camanche (1864).

Class of 1856

Charles is one of 5 members of the Class of 1856 on Virtual Memorial Hall.