James Ferguson

Pieces of James Ferguson's broken headstone

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…

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Joseph Henry Ruff

Joseph Henry Ruff's headstone at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“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…

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Evan Owen Jackson, Jr.

Evan Owen Jackson, Jr.

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…

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Charles Wright Geddes

Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General Main Series

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…

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Adolph L. Lowe

Adolph Lowe, Civil War and WWI Veteran

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 was…

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Col. John William Moore

Col. John William Moore, Civil War Field Officer

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. He was…

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LTC Joseph Hill Sinex

LTC Joseph Hill Sinex in uniform

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 Salem Methodist Episcopal Church…

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John Galloway

John Galloway headstone Sylvester Hopkins Martin headstone

Commissary Sergeant John Galloway, 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, at Farmville, VA, April 7, 1865. Citation: His regiment being surprised and nearly overwhelmed, he dashed forward under a heavy fire, reached the…

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Sylvester Hopkins Martin

Sylvester Hopkins Martin headstone at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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…

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Francis A. Wilson

Francis A. Wilson headstone at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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:…

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