Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Juan B. Vinas, A Hispanic Confederate Marine // Juan B. Vinas, Un Marino Hispano Confederado

Juan B. Vinas was a Private in the Confederate States Marine Corp, on the C.S.S. (Confederate State Ship) Gaines. He was born in 1846, in Barcelona, Spain and died on March 21, 1911. The C.S.S. Ganes was sunk at the Battle of Mobile Bay, on August 5, 1864. He enlisted in April 1862 and was listed as a Steerage Steward and later joined the Confederate Marine Corps. He surrendered in April 1865 and his wife received a Confederate Pension for his service. He was a founding member of the Spanish Benevolent and Mutual Aid Society of Mobile, Alabama in 1871 and was a member of the Raphael Semmes Camp 11, United Confederate Veterans. He married Mary “Mamie” Fitzgerald. He had immigrated to Alabama in 1860 and became an American Citizen on October 30, 1868. He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama, in Square 22, Lot 39.

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Juan B. Vinas fue un soldado en la Marina de los Estados Confederados a bordo del C.S.S.(Barco de los Estados Confederados) Gaines. El nació en el 1846 en Barcelona, España y murió el 21 de marzo, 1911. El C.S.S. Gaines se hundió en la Batalla de Mobile Bay el 5 de agosto, 1864. Se enlisto en abril del año 1862 y su cargo fue el de trabajador en el barco, y luego se unió a la Marina Confederada. El se entrego en abril del 1865 y su esposa recibió una pensión  Confederada por el servicio de su esposo. Vinas fue miembro fundador de la Sociedad Ayuda Mutua y Español Benevolente (Spanish Benevolent and Mutual Aid Society) de Mobile, Alabama en el año 1871 y miembro del Raphael Semmes Campamento 11, Veteranos Confederados Unidos (United Confederate Veterans). Se caso con Mary “Mamie” Fitzgerald. El emigro a Alabama en el año 1860 y se hizo ciudadano americano el 30 de octubre, 1868. Vinas esta enterado en el cementerio Magnolia en Mobile, Alabama, cuadrado 22, lote 39.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent research, John. Very interesting. I guess he was a Confederate citizen before he was a U.S. Citizen?