Samuel Daniel Phillippe

Samuel was born in Philadelphia on March 21, 1860 to a blacksmith and his wife, their third child, and he would be a lifelong resident of the Wharton section of…

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William Henry Scholls

Black and white photo of the USS Georgia with text that reads "The Last Soldier of the Civil War"

Chief Master-At-Arms William Henry Scholls USS Georgia (BB-15) In 1932, in the midst of the Depression, Mrs. Emma Kruger Scholls, the widow of Naval Home beneficiary William Henry Scholls, applied…

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African American Sailors

African American Sailors monument at Mount Moriah Cemetery

These eight African American Navy veterans from the 19th Century are buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery.¬†Finding biographical information on these sailors has been difficult. If you’re a descendent of one…

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