From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Zimmerman '62

Date of birth: 1842

Date of death: January 1, 1863

Age: ~20

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Charles William Zimmerman was admitted to the Naval Academy from Maryland on September 20, 1858 at age 15 years 10 months.


Charles was lost on January 1, 1863 when USS Westfield (1861) went aground; he was a part of the party attempting to destroy the vessel when they were killed in an explosion.

He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Acting Midshipman, 20 September, 1858. Acting Master, 12 February, 1862. Lieutenant, 1 August, 1862. Killed in Battle, 1 January, 1863.

Class of 1862

Charles is one of 2 members of the Class of 1862 on Virtual Memorial Hall.