1861-1865 NAVY CIVIL WAR CAMPAIGN MEDAL
The U.S.S. Sabine was a Sailing Frigate & among the first ships to see action in the Civil War, she was actively employed along the east coast searching for Confederate raiders. Landsman Law served on the U.S.S. Sabine until February 28th 1863.
On June 14th, Landsman Law was promoted to Officer's Steward & posted to the newly commissioned USS Virginia, a heavy 581-ton blockade-running steamer that had been captured & put to use by the Union Navy, USS Virginia was attached to Rear Admiral David G. Farragut's West Gulf Blockading Squadron. During the Blockade Farragut's vessels bombarded the Confederate bastion in support of the army's operations to capture Port Hudson. When the garrison surrendered on July 9, the entire Mississippi River was under Union control. O.S. Law served on the U.S.S. Virginia until he was discharged from service on September 11th 1863.
The 1870 U.S. Census Records show Edward working as a farmer in Connecticut.