Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Joseph Alexander Calcina, A Hispanic in the Confederate Navy from Mobile, Alabama // Joseph Alexander Calcina, Un Hispano en las Fuerzas Navales de la Confederacion, de Mobile, Alabama.

Joseph Alexander Calcina was a member of the Confederate Navy and served as a landsman on the C.S.S. Gaines. He was then transferred to Battery Buchanan at Mobile Bay, Alabama. He was born on July 17, 1845 and died on died March 7, 1916. He was the son of Jose Calcina (born 1814, Spain, died December 11, 1874) and Delphine Raffin (born 1832), her father is listed as French and her mother is listed as being born in Louisiana. They married on November 19, 1844.
Joseph Alexander, married Margaret E. Simonson (born 1858, Alabama, her father was born in Norway and her mother was born in North Carolina), on June 23, 1875. Joseph Alexander was a Barber at 39 South Royal Street and lived at 86 St. Emanuel Street, in 1861, in Mobile, Alabama. Joseph Alexander Calcina enlisted on July 12, 1863, in Mobile, Alabama and was paroled on April 15, 1865, in Mobile. His father Jose Calcina Sr. was a founding member of the Spanish Benevolent and Mutual Aid Society, in 1871.

You can visit http://adf.ly/8ALVr and learn about the Cuba Libre Camp Project of the Admiral Semmes Camp 11, Sons of Confederate Veterans which is a project to identify all known Cuban Confederate Soldiers, as well as other Hispanics and Minorities who served in the Confederate Military.

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Joseph Alexander Calcina era miembro de la Fuerzas Navales de la Confederacion y trabajaba en el buque C.S.S. Gaines. Luego se transfirió a Battery Buchanan en la Bahía de Mobile. Nació el 17 de Julio, 1845 y murió el 7 de marzo, 1916. Fue el hijo de José Calcina (nacido 1814 en España, falleció el 12 de diciembre, 1874) y Delphine Raffin (nacida 1832). El padre de ella esta registrado como Francés y su madre nacio en Luisiana. Ellos se casaron el 19 de Noviembre, 1844.
Joseph Alexander se caso con Margaret E. Simonson (nacida en 1858 en Alabama, su padre nació en Noruega y su madre en Carolina del Norte), el 23 de junio del 1875. Joseph Alexander trabajo como barbero en la dirección 39 South Royal Street y vivía en el 86 Emanuel St., Mobile, Alabama durante el 1861.
Joseph Alexander Calcina se enlisto el 12 de julio, 1863 en Mobile, Alabama y despachado en libertad el 15 de abril del 1865 en Mobile. Su padre José Calcina, fue un de los miembros fundadores de el Spanish Benevolent and Mutual Aid Society, 1871.

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