James Wood Bush (c. 1844 – 1906) was an American Union Navy sailor
of British and Native Hawaiian descent. He was among a group of more
than one hundred Native Hawaiian and Hawaii-born combatants in the Civil
War, at a time when the Kingdom of Hawaii was still an independent
nation. Enlisting in the Union Navy in 1864, Bush served as a sailor
aboard the USS Vandalia (depiction shown) and the captured Confederate
vessel USS Beauregard, which maintained the blockade of the ports of
the Confederacy. He was discharged from service in 1865 after an injury,
which developed into a chronic condition in later life. Returning to
Hawaii in 1877, he worked as a government tax collector and road
supervisor for the island of Kauai, where he settled down. After the
annexation of Hawaii to the United States, Bush was recognized for his
military service, and in 1905 was granted a government pension for the
injuries he received in the Navy.
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