From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Garrit Denniston '46

Date of birth: 1840

Date of death: April 17, 1858

Age: ~17

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.

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

He is buried in 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 in Memorial Hall.