AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNION NAVY NAMED AUSTIN 1858-1865

This list was compiled by Helen Cook Austin of AFAOA from a search for sailors named Austin at the following website. Note that not all of the men on the list actually served in the Navy after enlistment because of illness or other reasons. Not all of them were born in America. Resource: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database

This Database is the product of a partnership formed in 1993 among Howard University, the Department of the Navy, and the National Park Service. The researchers examined U. S. Government enlistment records and muster rolls of vessels for this information. These records are part of Record Group 24, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, at the National Archives, Washington, D.C. The enlistment records are Weekly Returns of Enlistments at Naval Rendezvous volumes 7-44 (Jan. 1858 - July 1865), inclusive. The muster rolls may be found among Muster Rolls of Ships.

NAME

AGE

COMPLEXION

OCCUPATION

HEIGHT

HOME

Austin, Charles

28

negro

Laborer

 

Maryland

Austin, George

35

negro

Laborer

 

Maryland

Austin, Henry

26

black

Waiter

 

Baltimore, MD

Austin, John

23

black

 

 

MS

Austin, John H.

23

yellow

Cook

 

NY, NY

Austin, William

24

mulatto

None

 

Norfolk, VA

Austin, William

20

Mulatto

Carpenter

 

Jamaica

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