African American Sailors
from Hyde County, N. C.
in the
United States Navy

Below are the names of the sailors from Hyde Co., NC who served in the United States Navy (USN) during the Civil War. This list was researched as a special project of the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) of the National Parks Service (NPS). In the CWSS database, I found 14 sailors, composed of ex-slaves and freedmen, from Hyde Co., NC who served in the U. S. Navy. In the database, I found 933 men who listed various towns and counties in North Carolina as their place of birth. However, a large number of these just listed North Carolina as their birthplace, and I'm sure a few of these were also from Hyde County. You may check the entire alphabetical list of all U. S. sailors at the CWSS link above, or on the pages I have set up on the NC-USCT web site: African Americans in the U. S. Navy from North Carolina.  Your help is needed in adding any data which you may have on any of these Hyde sailors and correcting anything you find which is incorrect. Please contact me with any information you may have on these sailors, and also the ships on which they served. See also the Hyde Co., NC - 1890 Veterans and Widows Census, which includes the names of both Union and Confederate veterans.


Crew of USS Miami
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Name Age Complexion Height Occupation Enlisted
Where
When
Term
Rating Vessels
BURROWS, Anderson 30 Negro 5'10" Fisherman New Bern, NC
Sep. 10, 1864
3 years
Landsman USS Granite
CRADLE, William 14 Black 4'9" Farmer Washington, NC
Dec. 12, 1863
3 years
3rd Class Boy USS Louisiana
USS Miami
DAVIS, Henry W. 21 Black 5'6" Laborer / Fieldhand New Bern, NC
Mar. 1, 1863
1 year
Contraband USS Albemarle
GIBBS, John 40 Negro 6'0" Laborer Mobile Bay, AL
Aug. 10, 1864
1 year
Coal Heaver USS Tennessee
GIBBS, York 22 ----- 5'8" Laborer Mobile Bay, AL
Aug. 10, 1864
1 year
Coal Heaver USS Tennessee
HANDY, John 18 Black 5'8" None New Bern, NC
Oct. 5, 1862
1 year
Contraband USS Hetzel
JORDAN, Philip 22 Colored 5'7" Farmer / Mason On USS Malvern
Aug. 25, 1864
1 year
Landsman USS Malvern
LONG, Henry 26 Negro 5'9" Mariner Boston, MA
June 9, 1863
1 year
Landsman USS Powhatan
USS Saratoga
USS Neptune
MIDGET, Augustus 35 Negro 5'6" None New Bern, NC
May 14, 1863
1 year
Contraband USS Granite
MOORE, James C. 54 Colored 5'7" Laborer Vicksburg, MS
Aug. 12, 1863
For the War
1st Class Boy USS Fort Hindman
USS Manitou
USS Mary T.
NEAL, Benjamin 18 Black 5'7" None Portsmouth, NC
Oct. 1, 1862
1 year
Contraband USS Granite
NEAL, James 19 Black 5'8" None Portsmouth, NC
Oct. 1, 1862
1 year
Contraband USS Granite
NEAL, Samuel 17 Black 5'7" None Portsmouth, NC
Oct. 1, 1862
1 year
Contraband USS Granite
WILKINS, Samuel 19 Negro 5'6" Mariner New Bern, NC
Sep. 10, 1864
3 years
Landsman USS Granite

Sailors Who "May" Have Been From Hyde Co., NC

Name
(Place of Birth)
Age Complexion Height Occupation Enlisted
Where
When
Term
Rating Vessels
CRADLE, Arnet
(North Carolina)
21 Negro 5'4" ----- Mobile Bay, AL
Sep. 13, 1864
3 years

1st Class Boy

Pembina
CRADLE, William
(North Carolina)
25 Negro 5'9" Laborer Beaufort, NC
Oct. 15, 1863
3 years
Landsman Shenandoah
GASKILL, William

(Beaufort Co., NC)

15 Black 5'4" Farmer Washington, NC
Dec. 14, 1863
3 years
1st Class Boy Louisana /
Southfield
GIBBS, Abram
(none given)
-- Negro -- ----- Mobile Bay, AL
Aug. 13, 1864
1 year

Landsman Metacomet
GIBBS, Anthony
(Portsmouth, VA)
22 Mulatto 5'10" Stewart Norfolk, VA
Mar. 21, 1865
2 years
Landsman Hetzel / Arago
GIBBS, Davis
(New Bern, NC)
27 Black 5'8" Laborer New Bern, NC
Oct. 1, 1863
1 year
Contraband Albemarle
GIBBS, John
(Norfolk, VA)
20 Negro 5'7" Butler Hampton Roads
July 14, 1863
3 years
Landsman Roanoke
MACKAY, Sampson
(Beaufort, NC)
20 Colored 5'8" Bricklayer/
Mason
USS Malvern at
Beaufort, NC
Aug.16, 1864
1 year
Landsman Malvern
MACKEY, Joseph C.
(Portsmouth, VA)
20 Colored 54" Farmer/Waiter Norfolk, VA
July 14, 1863
3 years
Landsman Malvern/
Roanoke
SWINDLE, George A.
(North Carolina)
24 Black Mariner/
Laborer
New York, NY
Oct. 12, 1863
1 year
Landsman Saratoga /
Dan Smith
WESTON, Slade
(New Bern, NC)

21

Mulatto

5'5"

Mariner/
Laborer

New Bern, NC
Oct. 1, 1863
1 year

Contraband

Albemarle

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