From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Garrit Denniston '46

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: February 17, 1858

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about Garrit's life or loss, except that he died on February 17, 1858 in New York.

He was born in, and appointed to the Naval Academy from, New York.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 10 March, 1840. Passed Midshipman, 11 July, 1846. Master, 1 March, 1855. Lieutenant, 14 September, 1855. Died 17 February, 1858.


From the 1986 Naval Academy Course Catalogue:

I shall be very glad when the day comes that I can leave here, for I have to get up before daylight and study until late at night. You know studying never agreed with my constitution. Midshipman Garrit V. Denniston, Class of 1846

Class of 1846

Garrit is one of 13 members of the Class of 1846 on Virtual Memorial Hall.