Edward W. Curry

Edward W. Curry, Spanish American War Veteran

From 1895 to 1898 Cuban revolutionaries were engaged in a violent conflict to free themselves from Spanish rule.  The instability of Cuba, both politically and economically, was of major concern to…

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Albert Beyer

Albert E. Beyer headstone at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Coxswain, serving on board the U. S. S. Nashville, for extraordinary bravery and coolness while cutting the cables leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 11, 1898, under heavy fire of the…

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Corporal Samuel Daniel Phillippe

Portrait of Corporal Samuel Daniel Phillippe

Veteran of the Spanish American War, E-1 U S Volunteer Engineers. Rank: Corporal. 5 Apr 1900, stationed at Biliran Island, Philippines. Son of Margaret Cushing Baker Phillippe (2nd – Halliday)…

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African American Sailors

African American Sailors monument at Mount Moriah Cemetery

In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to recognize these African American sailors buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Finding biographical information on these sailors has proved tough. If you’re…

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