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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Jerimiah Miller

Ships with text that reads "Victory at Sea: The US Navy's First"

Jerimiah Miller was born in Kennebunk, York County, Maine on March 27, 1764.  At the age of 11, Miller went to sea as Cabin Boy aboard the merchant brig Enterprize…

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John Kidd Murphy

Some people say life begins at 65, but for John Kidd Murphy, that’s when he enlisted in the army. Philadelphia-born in 1796, he was one of a very few who…

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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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