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Thank you so much for the quick response. The information is just what I was looking for. I'm researching Capt. James Bullock, from the 15th Regiment of New Jersey Volunteers. Just 19 when he enlisted in the Union Army in August of 1862, he survived many of the most intense battles of the Civil War, including the Battle of the Wilderness and the Battle of the Bloody Angle in May of 1864. He was wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek in October of 1864. His battle wound sent him to a hospital and months of recovery. Eventually, he was given light duty at Hart's Island where he was assigned to escort new recruits and was attached to the Gen. Lyon. I found an account of the sinking of the ship that mentions the following: "An eyewitness, who did survive by clinging to a floating tool box until rescued, did recall seeing Captain Bullock on the quarterdeck of the stricken ship. But he was never seen again and his body was never recovered."

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