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USS Potomac (1822)
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Rubbings
Description: 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 1855–1856. 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.
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Adams, Dr Newton H 76888604
b. May 9, 1836 d. Nov. 17, 1869
Clarence Fillmore Cemeter...
Clarence
Erie County
New York, USA
Addicks, Joseph Turner 84299054
b. Sep. 11, 1848 d. Mar. 23, 1886
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Adee, Dr Augustus Alvey 37190112
b. Nov. 22, 1802 d. Feb. 22, 1844
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Allen, Sgt Henry Conklin 89952965
b. 1831 d. Aug. 5, 1907
Poughkeepsie Rural Cemete...
Poughkeepsie
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Allen, Robert Wright 48999359
b. Feb. 10, 1837 d. Nov. 6, 1895
Arlington National Cemete...
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Anderson, James 90797703
b. unknown d. Feb. 16, 1903
Grace Church Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Arthur, Capt Charles W 47299896
b. Mar. 18, 1833 d. Mar. 3, 1874
Greenlawn Cemetery
Wiscasset
Lincoln County
Maine, USA
Baggs, Omar Albert 11409722
b. Apr. 8, 1850 d. Oct. 1, 1888
Hazel Ridge Cemetery
Elkhorn
Walworth County
Wisconsin, USA
Barclay, SMN John A 86304108
b. 1816 d. Nov. 29, 1883
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Boyle, Pvt John 84977739
b. 1792 d. Mar. 4, 1862
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Brogan, Thomas 32430930
b. unknown d. Oct. 7, 1864
Chalmette National Cemete...
Chalmette
St. Bernard Parish
Louisiana, USA
Brown, William H 93955750
b. unknown d. unknown
No cemetery
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Campbell, Francis 96871518
b. 1838 d. Dec. 13, 1884
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Cantley, SMN Andrew 92087797
b. 1824 d. Oct. 11, 1882
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Chew, Joel Abbott 96886349
b. unknown d. Nov. 5, 1873
No cemetery
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Cotte, SMN Lewis 14790527
b. unknown d. Feb. 29, 1888
Hackensack Cemetery
Hackensack
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA
Demby, George 94219157
b. unknown d. unknown
No cemetery
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Edgar, Owen Thomas 5770
b. Jun. 17, 1831 d. Sep. 5, 1929
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Hackel, Pvt Caspar 87171526
b. 1830 d. Aug. 25, 1889
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hess, SMN Charles TP 87290992
b. 1840 d. Jan. 21, 1873
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
McDermut, LTC David A. 32342944
b. Mar. 24, 1824 d. Apr. 18, 1863
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Milstead, Chief William F 91740067
b. unknown d. May 17, 1937
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Reilly, Pvt Hugh 86013897
b. 1823 d. Feb. 21, 1892
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Rudd, Como John Singleton 15527048
b. 1801 d. 1868
Fredericksburg Cemetery
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Semple, Hugh 86014767
b. 1801 d. Dec., 1859
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Thayer, Sgt James E 21075079
b. unknown d. Dec. 24, 1865
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
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