JAMES H. SAWYERS, MIDN, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Sawyers '70

Date of birth: 1850

Date of death: October 24, 1870

Age: ~20

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

James Henry Sawyers was admitted to the Naval Academy from Kentucky on September 24, 1866 at age 17 years 5 months.

Loss

James died on October 24, 1870 while at sea aboard USS Kansas of "remittent fever."

He is buried in Florida.

Career

From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Acting Midshipman, 24 September, 1866. Graduated June, 1870. Died 24 October, 1870.

Memorial Hall Error

Illness is not a criteria for inclusion in Memorial Hall.


Class of 1870

James is one of 4 members of the Class of 1870 in Memorial Hall.