Andrew Boyd Cummings (22 June 1830 – 18 March 1863) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War who was killed in action off the coast of Louisiana. Two naval ships, USS Cummings, have been named in his honor.
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During the Civil War, he served with distinction in Admiral David Farragut's West Gulf Blockading Squadron as the Executive Officer of Richmond, participating in the action at Forts Jackson and Saint Philip, Louisiana. He showed conspicuous gallantry as the squadron passed the batteries of Port Hudson, Louisiana, 14–15 March 1863, and died of wounds received in that action, at New Orleans, 18 March 1863. He was interred in his family's plot in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.