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Birth: Jan. 7, 1861
Death: Feb. 3, 1929

Thomas Ferguson, Sgt, USN, Spanish American War, Served 1883-1912

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Thomas F Ferguson
Name: Thomas F Ferguson
Death Date: 3 Feb 1929
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 3 Row 12 Site 22

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about Thomas Ferguson
Name: Thomas Ferguson
Birth Date: 7 Jan 1861
Death Date: 3 Feb 1929
Age: 68
Military Branch: Marines
Veteran of Which War: Spanish-American War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Thomas F Ferguson
Name: Thomas F Ferguson
Muster Date: Apr 1885
Enlistment Date: 22 Oct 1883
Rank: Private
Station: Portsmouth, Nh

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Thomas S Ferguson
Name: Thomas S Ferguson
Muster Date: Apr 1885
Enlistment Date: 22 Oct 1883
Rank: Private
Station: Isthmus Of Panama

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Thomas S Ferguson
Name: Thomas S Ferguson
Muster Date: Jun 1885
Enlistment Date: 22 Oct 1883
Rank: Private
Station: On Board Uss Omaha 2rd Rate

The first USS Omaha was laid down in 1867 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard as Astoria; launched 10 June 1869; she was renamed Omaha on 10 August 1869; and commissioned 12 September 1872, Captain John C. Febiger in command.

Service history
Atlantic Stations, 18731879

Omaha's first assignment was with the South Atlantic Squadron, and she served alternately on South and North Atlantic Stations from 1873 to 1879. From 1880 to 1884, Omaha was laid up in ordinary at Philadelphia, for a complete refit. By 1885 she was en route to the Asiatic Station via Cape Horn.

Asiatic Station, 18851891

Omaha served on the Asiatic Station from 1885 to 1891. In 1890, on the night of 8 February, she put ashore a detachment of officers and men to assist in fighting an extensive fire in the town of Hodogaya, Japan, on request of the United States Consul-General.

Marine Hospital Service, 18911914

In 1891, Omaha returned to Mare Island Navy Yard, where she decommissioned and was placed in ordinary. She never recommissioned, but later was turned over to the Marine Hospital Service, (which later became the U.S.Public Health Service) and subsequently anchored at Angel Island, California for use as a quarantine barge. Omaha served in this capacity until 1914, after which she was scrapped.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Thomas S Ferguson
Name: Thomas S Ferguson
Muster Date: May 1888
Enlistment Date: 22 Oct 1883
Rank: Private
Station: On Board The Uss Pensacola

The first USS Pensacola was a screw steamer that served in the United States Navy during the U.S. Civil War.

Pensacola was launched by the Pensacola Navy Yard on August 15, 1859, and commissioned there on December 5, 1859, for towing to Washington Navy Yard for installation of machinery. She was decommissioned January 31, 1860, and commissioned in full on September 16, 1861, Captain Henry W. Morris in command.

Service history
Civil War, 18621864

Pensacola departed Alexandria, Virginia on January 11, 1862, for the Gulf of Mexico to join Admiral David Farragut's newly created West Gulf Blockading Squadron. She steamed with that fleet in the historic dash past Confederate Fort St. Philip and Fort Jackson which protected New Orleans, Louisiana on April 24. The next day, Pensacola engaged batteries below that great Confederate metropolis. On April 26, a landing party raised the United States flag over the mint at New Orleans.

During the next two years, she helped guard the lower Mississippi River, returning to New York Navy Yard where she decommissioned April 29, 1864, for the installation of new and improved machinery originally intended for the cancelled sloop-of-war USS Wanaloset.

Pacific Squadron, 18661884

Recommissioned August 16, 1866, Pensacola sailed around Cape Horn to join the Pacific Squadron, serving from time to time as flagship. Her cruising ranged from Chile to Puget Sound and west to Hawaii. While in the harbor of Coquimbo, Chile, on 30 July 1873, Ordinary Seaman Patrick Regan jumped overboard and rescued a drowning crewmate, for which he was later awarded the Medal of Honor.[1] But for two periods in ordinary, February 15, 1870 to October 14, 1871, and December 31, 1873 to July 13, 1874, Pensacola continued this duty until detached from the Pacific squadron in June 1883. Departing Callao, Peru on July 18, she sailed west across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, transited the Suez Canal, and steamed the length of the Mediterranean Sea before crossing the Atlantic to arrive in Hampton Roads on May 4, 1884. She decommissioned at Norfolk, Virginia on May 23.

Atlantic and Pacific, 18851892

Recommissioned April 4, 1885, Pensacola operated in European waters until returning to Norfolk in February 1888 for repairs. Operations along the Atlantic Coast and a cruise along the coast of Africa ended when the ship returned to New York in May 1890. In August she headed back to familiar haunts in the Pacific, arriving in San Francisco on August 10, 1891. Following a visit to Hawaii, she decommissioned at Mare Island on April 18, 1892.

Training and receiving ship, 18981911

Recommissioned on November 22, 1898, Pensacola served as a training ship for Naval apprentices until going back into ordinary on May 31, 1899. She was back in commission July 14, 1901, subsequently used as receiving ship at Yerba Buena Training Station, San Francisco until finally decommissioning on December 6, 1911, and struck from the Navy Register on December 23. She was burned and sunk by the Navy in San Francisco Bay near Hunters Point early in May 1912.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Thomas S Ferguson
Name: Thomas S Ferguson
Muster Date: Nov 1891
Enlistment Date: 22 Oct 1883
Rank: Corporal
Station: on board USS Newark

The first USS Newark (C-1) was a United States Navy protected cruiser, the first modern cruiser in the US fleet.

She was laid down by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 12 June 1888, launched on 19 March 1890, sponsored by Miss Annie Boutelle, the daughter of Congressman Charles A. Boutelle of Maine, and commissioned on 2 February 1891, Captain Silas Casey III in command.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Newark_%28C-1%29

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Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 3 Row 12 Grave 22
 
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Mar 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86914800
Sgt Thomas Ferguson
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Sgt Thomas Ferguson
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