From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Anderson '63

Date of birth: 1842

Date of death: April 24, 1862

Age: ~19

Lucky Bag

The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.

Naval Academy Register

John Anderson was admitted to the Naval Academy from Ohio on September 22, 1859 at age 15 years 7 months.


John was lost on April 24, 1862 when USS Brooklyn (1858) was damaged by shore battery fire in the Mississippi River during the Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip near New Orleans, Louisiana.

He is listed on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.


From the Naval History and Heritage Command:

Midshipman, 22 September, 1859. Killed in action 24 April, 1862.

Class of 1863

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