WASHINGTON TOTTEN, ENS, USN
Washington Totten '53
Date of birth: November 15, 1831
Date of death: December 27, 1854
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Life & Loss
Unable to find any details about Washington's life or loss, except that he died at sea on board Independence on December 27, 1854. The ship was on her way to Rio De Janero, Brazil.
He was appointed to the Naval Academy from New York and has a memory marker in Washington, D.C.
He has no rank or date listed in the Register of Alumni.
Midshipman, 8 November, 1847. Passed Midshipman, 10 June, 1853. Died 27 December, 1854.
Memorial Hall Error
Washington is listed as an Ensign; however, this rank did not exist until 1862.