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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Civil War Medal
Personnel Awards

Medal of Honor - See below Landsman Aaron Anderson, USN

Sidewheel Steamer:
  • A wooden-hulled ferry built at New York City in 1847
  • Acquired by the Navy, 12 September 1861, from the Union Ferry Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Placed in service as Wyandank
  • During the Civil War Wyandank was assigned to duty as a stores ship for the Potomac Flotilla
  • Following the Civil War Wyandank served at the US Naval Academy as a floating barracks for Marines assigned to the Academy
  • Placed out of service and broken up in 1879
    Displacement 400 t.
    Length 132' 5"
    Beam 31' 5"
    Depth 10' 10"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    two 12-pdrs
    steam engine(s)
    two sidewheels

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    Wyandank 172k Ships moored at the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. in 1879 are from left to right: USS Dale USS Constellation and USS Santee. The Marine barracks Wyandank is in the center of the photo. Darryl Baker
    Wyandank 77k A photograph of a 1970 U.S. Navy poster of Landsman Aaron Anderson, USN, (18??-????). Aaron Anderson received the Medal of Honor for courageously carrying out his duties in the face of devastating fire during the clearing of Mattox Creek, Virginia on 17 March 1865. He was then part of a boat crew from Wyandank.
    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center. Photo #: NH 103775.
    Robert Hurst

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