John Bendernagle was from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Journal kept by John Bendernagle while serving aboard US Steamer Mohican, beginning with the transfer of the ship to Captain Oliver G. Glisson, Oct. 17, 1862. The Mohican was charged with searching for Confederate privateers, especially the Florida and the Alabama, in the waters off South America. The entries record incidents aboard ship, including the rescue of a sailor who fell overboard, punishments of the crew, a court martial, and engagements with other vessels. The remainder of the volume was later (circa 1875) used as a notebook and for penmanship practice.
- Bendernagle, John
- Sailors — United States — Personal narratives
- Glisson, Oliver G.
- Mohican (Steamship)
- United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Personal narratives
- United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Naval Operations
- CSS Alabama