DAVID A. MCDERMUT, LCDR, USN
David McDermut '47
Date of birth: March 24, 1824
Date of death: April 18, 1863
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
David was lost on April 18, 1862, when he was shot while leading a reconnaissance party ashore at Sabine Pass, Texas. He was the commanding officer of USS Cayuga (1861).
He was born in, and appointed to the Naval Academy from, New York. He is also buried in New York.
He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.
Midshipman, 8 November, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Master, 1 March, 1855. Lieutenant, 14 September, 1855. Lieutenant Commander, 16 July, 1862. Killed in action 18 April, 1863.
From Find A Grave:
During the Civil War, he served in Potomac and Marion before assuming command of Cayuga on December 2, 1862.