From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
James Winlock '72

Date of birth: 1851

Date of death: March 2, 1873

Age: 21

Naval Academy Register

James Henry Winlock was admitted to the Naval Academy from Kentucky on September 21, 1868 at age 16 years 5 months.


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James died on March 2, 1878 of "a congestive chill" while at sea on board the 2nd rate steamer Hartford. He was 21 years old.

He is buried in Malaysia.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 25 September, 1868. Graduated 1 June, 1872. Died 2 March, 1873.

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Also, the Naval History and Heritage Command and James' headstone have his rank as "Midshipman;" this is also how he is referred to by the commanding officer of his ship when that officer wrote the Secretary of the Navy. Memorial Hall has ENS.

Class of 1872

James is one of 2 members of the Class of 1872 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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