Back on August 1st, I wrote about an engagement July 31-August 1, 1862, on the James River in Virginia between Confederate batteries and the USS Cimarron, commanded by Maxwell Woodhull.
On August 7, I wrote about the USS Cimarron. I now have come across some interesting information on Commander Woodhull.
Birth: Unknown Death February 19, 1863. (So, within seven months of the engagement, Maxwell Woodhull was dead.) The Find-A-Grave site continues: "Died the victim of an accidental gun discharge.
"There is a memorial flag staff honoring him at Arlington National Cemetery. It reads: "In Memory of Maxwell Woodhull, Commander USN 1832-1863 and His Son Maxwell Vanzandt Woodhull Brevet Brig. Gen. USA 1834-1921."
Fold 3 has his birth as April 2, 1813, in New York City and death February 21, 1863 and that he is buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C..