Death Date: 1903
Plot Location: Naval 3, Row 3, Grave 17, Yeadon, PA  GPS: 39.93653* N, 075.24111* W

John Laverty headstone at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.)

Japanese maple tree in front of a monument at Mount Moriah Cemetery

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