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Michigan born, who was the only seafarer mortally wounded on USS Kearsage in the fight with the Alabama?

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Michigan born, who was the only seafarer mortally wounded on USS Kearsage in the fight with the Alabama?

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Seaman William Gowin (1834-1864).
Source: John A. Winslow, Captain, "Death of William Gowin, Seaman"., Annual Reports of the Navy Department: 1864. (Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1864), pp. 626-627.
Source: Thomas E. Nank, "From Canada to France: The Civil War Story of William Gowin", American Battlefield Trust, https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/canada-france-civil-war-story-seaman-william-gowin
 
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The USS Kearsarge suffered just three wounded during this engagement: James Macbeth, John Dempsey, and William Gowin. Dempsey had his right arm amputated. Ordinary Seaman Gowin died from his wounds. Surgeon John M. Brown noted Gowin's last words: "Its all right and I am satisfied for we are whipping the Alabama," Gowin said, "I am willingly lose a leg or life if it is necessary."
source: https://blog.marinersmuseum.org/2021/08/roll-alabama-roll-sinking-of-css-alabama/
 
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