Thomas C Macumber
Rank(s): Quarter Gunner
Dates of Service: 2/18/1809 - 7/5/1815
Birth Date: 1784
Thomas C Macumber was born in 1784 in New Haven, Connecticut.
Macumber enlisted on USS President on February 18, 1809. His rank was quarter gunner. He transferred to USS Constitution on June 17, 1810 at Hampton Roads, Virginia. On August 4, 1811 he was transferred to USS Essex. While on Essex, Macumber was court martialed for mutinous conduct after threatening a gunner. He was to have been flogged on the site, but Macumber had demanded the court martial, suggesting that he was in the service against his will. McCumber stated that his two-year enlistment thus far had run 28 months, but he seems to have been unaware that enlistment time didn’t begin until the ship in question first got underway. He was found guilty, sentenced to 100 lashes and demoted to ordinary seaman. Macumber re-entered USS Constitution on July 8, 1813 at Boston, Massachusetts as a quarter gunner. He was discharged on July 5, 1815.
Macumber’s date and place of death are unknown.