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John Laverty (Died 1903)

Fireman on board of the U. S. S. Wyalusing/ volunteered May 25, 1864, in a night attempt to destroy the rebel ram Albemarle, in Roanoke River, and although it was unsuccessful, he displayed courage, zeal, and unwearied exertion on the occasion. (G. O. 45, Dec. 31, 1864.) First-class fireman; for hauling the fires from under the boiler, the stop-valve chamber having been ruptured, of the U. S. S. Alaska, at Callao Bay, Peru, September 14, 1881. (G. O. 326, Oct. 18, 1884.)

Plot:  Naval 3, Row 3, Grave 17, Yeadon, PA  GPS: 39.93653* N, 075.24111* W

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