From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Hayden French '63

Date of birth: September 18, 1840

Date of death: March 1, 1865

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

Hayden Tighman French was admitted to the Naval Academy from Indiana on November 29, 1859 at age 17 years 10 months.

Life & Loss

Hayden died on March 1, 1865, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He had been on the sick list since at least January 1865.

He is buried in Indiana. He was survived by his mother.

He was the youngest of four children of his family.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Acting Midshipman, 2 December, 1859. Ensign, 1 July, 1863. Lieutenant, 22 February, 1864. Died 1 March, 1865.

Class of 1863

Hayden is one of 14 members of the Class of 1863 on Virtual Memorial Hall.