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Pvt Peter Foley
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Birth: 1806, Ireland
Death: Jan. 7, 1863
Pennsylvania, USA

Peter Foley, Pvt, USMC, Mexican & Indian Wars, USS Union, USS Preble & USS Mississippi, Served 21 Years

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about Peter Foley
Name: Peter Foley
Birth Place: Ireland
Death Date: 7 Jan 1863
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Burial Date: 1863
Gender: Male
Race: White
Occupation: Pession
Street Address: 1 Ward
Marital Status: Married
FHL Film Number: 1977920

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Peter Foley
Name: Peter Foley
Death Date: 7 Jan 1863
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 2 Row 4 Site 23

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about Peter Foley
Name: Peter Foley
Birth Date: 1806
Death Date: 7 Jan 1863
Age: 57
Military Branch: Marines
Veteran of Which War: Black Hawk War, Mexican-American War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Delaware

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Peter Foley
Name: Peter Foley
Muster Date: Oct 1849
Enlistment Date: 1 Oct 1849
Rank: Private
Station: Philadelphia

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Peter Foley
Name: Peter Foley
Muster Date: Feb 1850
Enlistment Date: 1 Oct 1849
Rank: Private
Station: On U S Receiving Ship Union Philadelphia

USS Union (1841) was a steamer designed and constructed by the U.S. Navy as an experimental improved version of its current steam-powered ships which were not considered as efficient as they should be.

Union was laid down at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, in 1841; launched in late 1842; and commissioned at Norfolk, Virginia, in early 1843, Lt. W. W. Hunter in command.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Union_%281841%29

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Peter Foley
Name: Peter Foley
Muster Date: Jan 1852
Enlistment Date: 1 Oct 1849
Rank: Corporal
Station: ?? Board The Us Ship Preble

USS Preble was a United States Navy sloop-of-war with 16 guns, built by the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine, launched June 13, 1839 and commissioned in 1840. She was named after Commodore Edward Preble (1761–1807).

Preble first sailed for Labrador, and then went to cruise in the Mediterranean Sea in 1843. She was attached to the African Squadron in 1845. In 1846, Preble sailed for New York and joined the Pacific Squadron on the West Coast, where she participated in the Mexican–American War. In 1848, Captain James Glynn took her first to Hong Kong and then to Japan, where he became the first American to negotiate successfully with the "closed country." In November 1850, she returned to the east coast of the United States, where she became a practice ship for midshipmen until 1857, when she was placed in ordinary. During the Civil War, in July 1861, she joined the Gulf Blockading Squadron, and participated to the blockade of the Mississippi River.

Preble was serving as a guard ship when, on April 27, 1863, moored in Pensacola Bay, she caught fire due to the carelessness of a crewman. The vessel was abandoned and exploded. In 1963, the wreck of the Preble was discovered by Navy divers, who retrieved a number of artifacts.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Peter Foley
Name: Peter Foley
Muster Date: Nov 1852
Enlistment Date: 1 Oct 1849
Rank: Corporal
Station: ?? Us Steamer Mississippi

USS Mississippi, a paddle frigate, was the first ship of the United States Navy to bear that name. She was named for the Mississippi River. Her sister ship was Missouri. Her keel was laid down by the Philadelphia Navy Yard in 1839; built under the personal supervision of Commodore Matthew Perry. She was commissioned on December 22, 1841, with Captain W. D. Salter in command and launched several weeks later.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Mississippi_%281841%29

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Peter Folay
Name: Peter Folay
Muster Date: Apr 1851
Enlistment Date: 1 Oct 1849
Rank: Private
Station: ??The Navy Yard Washington

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Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 2 Row 4 Grave 23
 
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Mar 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86954747
Pvt Peter Foley
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Pvt Peter Foley
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Pvt Peter Foley
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