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Edward W Marks
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Birth: 1838
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1894
District Of Columbia, USA

Edward W Marks, Drummer, USMC

USMC Muster Rolls show service on board USS Plymouth

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903about Edward W Marks
Name: Edward W Marks
State of Cemetery: District of Columbia
Date of Death: 24 Jul 1894

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958about Edward W Marks
Name: Edward W Marks
Muster Date: Feb 1858
Enlistment Date: 30 Jun 1854
Rank: Drummer
Station: ?? United States Ship Plymouth

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about Edward W Marks
Name: Edward W Marks
Publication: M1469
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 41525
Certification Number: 2059
Fiche Number: 1353

USS Plymouth, a wooden-hulled screw sloop-of-war, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Plymouth's keel was laid down as Kenosha at the New York Navy Yard in 1867; completed in 1868; and commissioned on 20 January 1869 with Captain William H. McComb in command.
Service history

Kenosha got underway eastward across the Atlantic on 25 February 1869. While on the European Station she was renamed Plymouth on 15 May 1869. Word of the change reached her at Ville Franche, on 26 June. She then cruised off the Levant and North Africa under her new name, returning to Marseilles on 19 November. From southern France, she continued on to Portsmouth, England, whence she accompanied the British turreted battleship HMS Monarch, carrying the remains of George Peabody, American merchant, financier and philanthropist, to the United States for burial. Arriving at Portland, Maine, on 25 January 1870, she remained there on ceremonial duty until sailing for Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for refit at the navy yard.

Plymouth departed New York on 12 July 1870 and steamed to the Mediterranean Sea where Rear Admiral Charles Boggs selected her as flagship of the European Station, 21 September. During Plymouth's service in the European Station, two sailors and one marine were awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing others from drowning: Quarter Gunner George Holt and Landsman Paul Tobin at the Port of Hamburg, Germany, on 3 July 1871 and Corporal James A. Stewart at Ville Franche, France, on 1 February 1872.[1] The ship sailed for the coast of Africa on 17 February 1872, thence headed home via the West Indies and remained on the Atlantic coast until returning to European waters 1 November 1872. This deployment lasted until the screw sloop sailed for home 6 June 1873. She arrived at New York City on 18 June, thence proceeded to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she decommissioned on 28 June.

Recommissioned 10 October 1874, the sloop operated along the Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean Sea until decommissioning again 17 May 1879. In the spring and summer of 1876, six of her sailors were awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing or attempting to rescue others from drowning: Captain of the Mizzen Top Albert Weisbogel at sea on 27 April; Seaman Emile Lejeune at Port Royal, South Carolina, on 6 June; Landsman William Corey, Seaman Charles Gidding, and Ordinary Seaman Thomas Kersey at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on 26 July; and Ordinary Seaman Michael Connolly at Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia, on 7 August. Plymouth remained in ordinary at Portsmouth until scrapped in 1884.

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  Julie A Hurley Marks (1856 - 1940)*
  Samuel N Marks (1876 - 1877)*
  Mary C. Marks Dycus (1877 - 1926)*
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Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: R16/142
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Jun 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91762543
Edward W Marks
Added by: Historic Congressional Cemetery Archivist
Edward W Marks
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 Added: May. 1, 2014
Rest in peace, cousin.
- Chris Finch
 Added: Dec. 10, 2013

- Rubbings
 Added: Jun. 11, 2012

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