Doty, George W.

Oregon City Enterprise, March 17, 1916
George W. Doty, 79 years old, G. A. R. veteran, father of Frank Doty of West Linn, died Saturday of heart failure. His daughter-in-law, Mrs. Frank Doty, was with him when the end came.
Deceased was born in New York City, March 31, 1837. He came to Oregon eighteen years ago, following his son here by a year. Another son, George W. Doty Jr., of St. Louis, and a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Worthington of Oswego, survive. The funeral will be from the Episcopal Church, Oregon City, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment at Mt. View. Frank Doty is foreman of the Glen Mory Quarry Company. The body was removed to Myers & Brady undertaking parlors.


Name: George W . Doty
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: New Jersey
Regiment: 39th Regiment, New Jersey Infantry
Company: E
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M550 roll G

Name: George W Doty
Enlistment Date: 19 Sep 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: New Jersey
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, New Jersey 39th Infantry Regiment on 23 Sep 1864. Mustered out on 17 Jun 1865 at Alexandria, VA.
Death Date: 12 Mar 1916
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Register of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-65, Research by Harold Slavik

U. S. Veterans Pension Payment Cards:
Doty, George W. , Navy Invalid
Ord Seaman U. S. N. Wabash, New Ironsides, Princeton & P. # 39th N. J. V. I.
Died March 11, 1916

United States Naval Enlistment Rendevous
Doty, George W.
Enlisted : May 2, 1861
O. Seaman, General Service
Prior Naval Experience: None
Enlisted: New York
Where Born and Personal Description
City: New York
State: NY
Age: 22
Occupation: None
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown
Complexion: Light
Height: 54

G. A. R. Roster – Mustered out of Navy 06/28/1864, last service on U. S. S. Princeton

SHIPS: (From Wikipedia and other sources)

U. S. S. Wabash

U. S. S. Wabash (1856-1912), a 4808-ton steam screw frigate, was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Commissioned in August 1856, she initially served as flagship of the Home Squadron, then went to the Mediterranean in 1858-59. During 1861, the Civil War’s first year, Wabash blockaded the Confederacy’s Atlantic Coast and participated in the captures of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, and Port Royal, South Carolina. As flagship of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, she was an active force in the Blockade of Charleston, S.C., in 1862-64. Her Civil War service was climaxed by participation in the ultimately successful December 1864 and January 1865 assaults on Fort Fisher, North Carolina.

Inactivated in February 1865, Wabash recommissioned in 1871 and served for two years as flagship of the Mediterranean Squadron. In 1876, she became the receiving ship at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts. Ultimately housed over to increase internal space, Wabash served in this role until she was sold in November 1912. The following year, she was burned to facilitate salvage of her metal parts.

U. S. S. New Ironsides

USS New Ironsides was a wooden-hulled broadside ironclad built for the United States Navy during the American Civil War. The ship spent most of her career blockading the Confederate ports of Charleston, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1863–65. New Ironsides bombarded the fortifications defending Charleston in 1863 during the First and Second Battles of Charleston Harbor. At the end of 1864 and the beginning of 1865 she bombarded the defenses of Wilmington in the First and Second Battles of Fort Fisher.

Although she was struck many times by Confederate shells, gunfire never significantly damaged the ship or injured the crew. Her only casualty in combat occurred when she was struck by a spar torpedo carried by the C.S.S. David. Eight crewmen were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Second Battle of Fort Fisher in 1865. The ship was destroyed by fire in 1865 after she was placed in reserve.

The first U. S. S. Princeton, commissioned September 9, 1843, broken up 1849. In February 1844 one of the ship’s guns, the Peacemaker, exploded while many of Washington D. C.’s most influential citizens were on board. The explosion killed six people, including President Tyler’s valet, Armistead, and David Gardiner, father of Tyler’s fiance, Julia. 

USS Princeton (1851) was a large 1,370-ton steamer with powerful guns, some of whose timbers were those from the first U. S. S. Princeton, the U.S. Navy’s first screw steam warship.
Princeton was originally assigned to sail with Admiral Matthew C. Perry’s squadron to Japan, but broke down due to boiler problems just as the voyage was to start. She was laid up prior to the start of the American Civil War, but, when that war broke out, she was reactivated as a receiving ship at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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