Austin African-American Sailors
This list was compiled by Helen Cook Austin of AFAOA from a search for sailors named Austin at the following website. Note that not all of the men on the list actually served in the Navy after enlistment because of illness or other reasons. Not all of them were born in America. Resource: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database
This Database is the product of a partnership formed in 1993 among Howard University, the Department of the Navy, and the National Park Service. The researchers examined U. S. Government enlistment records and muster rolls of vessels for this information. These records are part of Record Group 24, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel, at the National Archives, Washington, D.C. The enlistment records are Weekly Returns of Enlistments at Naval Rendezvous volumes 7-44 (Jan. 1858 - July 1865), inclusive. The muster rolls may be found among Muster Rolls of Ships.
|Austin, Henry||26||black||Waiter||Baltimore, MD|
|Austin, John H.||23||yellow||Cook||NY, NY|
|Austin, William||24||mulatto||None||Norfolk, VA|