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Hugh Semple
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Birth: 1801
Death: Dec., 1859
Pennsylvania, USA

Hugh Semple, Drummer, USMC, Mexican-American War, USS Princeton, USS Boston, USS Decatur, & USS Decatur, 1847-1848 Last Enlistment.

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about Hugh Semple
Name: Hugh Semple
Birth Date: 1801
Death Date: 20 Dec 1859
Age: 58
Military Branch: Marines
Veteran of Which War: Mexican-American War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Delaware

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Hugh Semple
Name: Hugh Semple
Death Date: 25 Dec 1859
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 2 Row 7 Site 20

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Hugh Semple
Name: Hugh Semple
Muster Date: Nov 1839
Enlistment Date: 20 Sep 1839
Rank: Drummer
Station: New York

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Hugh Semple
Name: Hugh Semple
Muster Date: Jul 1836
Enlistment Date: 20 Nov 1835
Rank: Private
Station: On Board The Uss Boston

The fourth USS Boston was an 18-gun sloop of war, launched on 15 October 1825 by the Boston Navy Yard and commissioned the following year, Master Commandant Beekman V. Hoffman in command.

Boston served on the Brazil Station 1826-1829 and the Mediterranean Station 1830-1832. She was then laid up at Boston Navy Yard until joining the West Indies Squadron in 1836. Except for two short periods in ordinary at New York Navy Yard she served continuously for the next 10 years. Boston cruised on the West Indies (1836-39), East Indies (1841-43), and Brazil (1843-46) Stations, returning to the United States in 1846. She was then ordered to join Commodore Conner's Home Squadron blockading the Mexican east coast. While en route to her new station, Boston was wrecked on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas, during a squall on 15 November 1846. Although the sloop was a total loss, all hands were saved.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Hugh Semple
Name: Hugh Semple
Muster Date: Jan 1840
Enlistment Date: 20 Sep 1839
Rank: Drummer
Station: On Board The U S Ship Decatur

USS Decatur (1839) was a sloop-of-war in the United States Navy during the mid-19th century. She was commissioned to protect American interests in the South Atlantic Ocean, including the interception of ships involved in the African slave trade. Decatur served in both the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Hugh Semple
Name: Hugh Semple
Muster Date: Jun 1842
Enlistment Date: 20 Sep 1839
Rank: Musician
Station: On Board Us S Potomac

The first USS Potomac was a frigate in the United States Navy.

Potomac was laid down by the Washington Navy Yard in August 1819, was launched March 1822. Fitting out was not completed until 1831, when Captain John Downes assumed command as first commanding officer. Although called a "44" 1st class, she was built to mount 32 carronades on her spar deck, 30 long guns on her gun deck, two bow and three stern chasers on each of these decks[2], significantly under-rating her on the rating system of the Royal Navy.

On her first overseas cruise, Potomac departed New York 19 August 1831 for the Pacific Squadron via the Cape of Good Hope. On 6 February 1832, Potomac shelled the town of Kuala Batee, Sumatra in punishment for the capture of merchantman Friendship of Salem, Massachusetts and the massacre of her crew in February 1831. Of the 282 sailors and Marines who landed, two were killed while 150 natives, including the chieftain, Po Mahomet died. After circumnavigating the world, Potomac returned to Boston 23 May 1834.

The frigate next made two cruises to the Brazil Station, protecting American interests in Latin America from 20 October 1834 to 5 March 1837, and from 12 May 1840 to 31 July 1842. From 8 December 1844 to 4 December 1845, she patrolled in the West Indies, and again from 14 March 1846 to 20 July 1847 in the Caribbean and the Gulf. During this latter period, she landed troops at Port Isabel, Texas, on 8 May 1846 in support of General Zachary Taylor's army at the Battle of Palo Alto. She also participated in the siege of Vera Cruz, 9 March to 28 March 1847.

Potomac served as flagship for the Home Squadron 18551856. At the outbreak of the American Civil War, she departed New York 10 September 1861 for the Gulf Blockading Squadron off Mobile Bay. At this time, William Thomas Sampson served aboard her until 25 December 1861 when he transferred to the Water Witch as executive officer. The Potomac became the stores ship for the squadron and remained at Pensacola Navy Yard as a receiving ship until 1867, when she was sent to Philadelphia. She remained at League Island Navy Yard, Philadelphia until she decommissioned 13 January 1877. She was sold to E. Stannard & Company 24 May 1877.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Hugh Semple
Name: Hugh Semple
Muster Date: Jun 1848
Enlistment Date: 10 Jun 1848
Rank: Private
Station: The Marine Rendezvous New York

 
 
Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 2 Row 7 Grave 20
 
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Feb 29, 2012
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Hugh Semple
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