James Ferguson (1789-1869) – Philadelphia U.S. Navy Sailmaster & Freemason

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Born: 1789 Died: July 22, 1869 James Ferguson was in the U. S. Navy all of his professional career which began in the early 1800s and lasted through the 1860s. He served in the War of 1812 and the Civil War. He was a …Read More

2nd Assistant Engineer Charles Wright Geddes – Mexican War Veteran

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Naval 3, Row 7, Grave 1  One of the top Naval Agents sent to England in 1861 by the Confederate Navy, to procure “iron clad” warships from British shipyards for the war effort, was Commander James Heyward North, of South Carolina.  North, a Lieutenant …Read More

Evan Owen Jackson, Jr. (1836-1863) – Philadelphia Physician and Union Surgeon at Gettysburg

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Born: March 3, 1836 Died: August 4, 1863 Plot: Section 8, Lot 13 Evan O. Jackson Jr. was born in Berwick, PA. His father, Evan O. Jackson Sr. (born: 7/1/1801) was an attorney in Berwick, and his mother, Elizabeth Campbell (born: 10/18/1802) was a …Read More

Joseph Henry Ruff – Civil War

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Plot: Section 101, Lot 87 “Honoring this Memorial Day,  1st Lt. Joseph Henry Ruff (my Great Grandfather). Born December 25, 1838 Philadelphia, PA. Died September 14, 1915 Rio Grande, NJ while on vacation. Married Almira Tomkins Fox December 5, 1861. Enlisted in Union Army February …Read More

LTC Joseph Hill Sinex

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Born:  October 7,  1819 near Stanton, Delaware Died:  October 6, 1892  Philadelphia, PA Plot: Circle of Saint John Joseph Hill Sinex was born in Delaware, the third child of Seneca and Sarah Hill Sinex.  After moving to Philadelphia, Joseph married Mary C. Duffield at …Read More

Col. John William Moore – Civil War Field Officer

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Born: 1836 Died: January 15, 1865 Section: Circle of St. John, Sect. 36, Lot. 68, SW ½ John W. Moore was born in 1836 in Philadelphia.  He entered the Civil War in July 1861 when recruiting men for the regiment in which he would serve. …Read More

Adolph L. Lowe (1840-1922) – Civil War and WWI Veteran

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Born: August 16, 1840 Died: December 3, 1922 Plot: Naval Asylum, beneficiary plot, row 9 Adolph Lowe was born to William and Caroline Lowe in August of 1840 in Prussia. In March of 1861, at age 20, Adolph enlisted in the US Navy and …Read More

Thomas G. Lyons

Seaman, serving on board the U. S. S. Pensacola; in the attack on Forts Jackson and St. Philip, April 24, 1862; was lashed outside of that vessel, on the port-sheet chain, with lead in hand, to lead the ship past the forts, and never …Read More

Francis A. Wilson

Corporal Francis A. Wilson, Company B, 95th Pennsylvania Infantry, at Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865. Entered service at: Philadelphia Pa. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Date of issue: 25 June 1880. Citation: Was among the first to penetrate he enemy’s lines and himself captured a gun …Read More

Sylvester Hopkins Martin

Lieutenant Sylvester H. Martin, Company K, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry, at Weldon Railroad, Va., August 19, 1864. Citation: Gallantly made a most dangerous reconnaissance, discovering the position of the enemy and enabling the division to repulse an attack made in strong force. Plot: Section 204, Lot …Read More