WILLIAM E. UHLER, ENS, USN
William Uhler '68
Date of birth: February 11, 1846
Date of death: January 24, 1870
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
William Edward Uhler was admitted to the Naval Academy from Pennsylvania on July 27, 1864 at age 17 years 6 months.
William was lost on January 24, 1870 when USS Oneida was sunk following a collision with a British merchant steamer while departing Yokohama harbor, Japan. One hundred twenty-four other officers and men were also lost.
A detailed account of the event is available here.
He has a memory marker in Pennsylvania.
Midshipman, 27 July, 1864. Graduated 2 June, 1868. Ensign, 19 April, 1869. Lost in Oneida, 24 January, 1870.