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USS Niagara
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Rubbings
Description: The US Brig Niagara or the Flagship Niagara[a], is a wooden-hulled brig[b] that served as the relief flagship for Oliver Hazard Perry in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. It is one of last remaining ships from the War of 1812. The Niagara is usually docked behind the Erie Maritime Museum in downtown Erie in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania as an outdoor exhibit for the museum, but travels the Great Lakes during the summer, serving as an ambassador of Pennsylvania when not docked. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and was designated the official state ship of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1988.The Niagara was constructed from 1812 to 1813 to protect the vulnerable American coastline on Lake Erie from the British and played a pivotal role in the battle for the lake. Along with most of warships that served in the war, the Niagara was sunk for preservation on Presque Isle in 1820. Raised in 1913, it was rebuilt for the centennial of the Battle of Lake Erie. After deteriorating, restoration of the Niagara was started again in the 1930s, but was hampered by the lack of funds caused by the Great Depression and remained uncompleted until 1963. A more extensive restoration was carried out in 1988 in which much of the original ship was largely destroyed. The incorporation of new materials and modern equipment makes it ambiguous as to whether it is or is not a replica. second USS Niagara was a steam frigate in the United States Navy.Niagara patrolled with the European Squadron until 29 August when she cleared Cadiz for Boston, arriving on 20 September. There she decommissioned on 28 September 1Niagara was launched by New York Navy Yard on 23 February 1855; sponsored by Miss Annie C. O'Donnell; and commissioned on 6 April 1857, Captain William L. Hudson in command.Civil War, 18611864Quickly preparing for duty on the blockade of southern ports, Niagara arrived off Charleston, South Carolina on 10 May, and two days later captured blockade runner General Parkhill attempting to make Charleston from Liverpool. Through the summer she gave similar service at Mobile Bay, and was at Fort Pickens, Florida on 22 September when Flag Officer William McKean in Niagara took command of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. She engaged Confederate defenses at Fort McRee, Pensacola, and Warrington on 22 November, and was hulled twice above the waterline. On 5 June 1862 she sailed for repairs at Boston Navy Yard, where she decommissioned 16 June. Recommissioned 14 October 1863, Niagara steamed from New York on 1 June 1864 to watch over Confederate warships then fitting out in Europe. She reached her base at Antwerp on 26 June, and from there roved the English Channel, the French Atlantic Coast and the Bay of Biscay. On 15 August she took steamer Georgia, a former Confederate warship, off Portugal. In February and March, with Sacramento she lay at Ferrol, Spain, to prevent Confederate ironclad Stonewall from departing, but the much more powerful southern ship was able to make good her escape.864, remaining in the Boston Navy Yard until sold on 6 May 1885.
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Adams, Capt Samuel W 84297465
b. unknown d. Jan. 1, 1831
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Austin, SMN Frank C 82579021
b. May 21, 1847 d. Dec. 17, 1920
Mountain Grove Cemetery a...
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Boyle, William 96845066
b. unknown d. Jul. 18, 1864
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Chauncey, Isaac 12918
b. Feb. 20, 1777 d. Jan. 27, 1840
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Coffee, Edward 86280246
b. unknown d. Apr. 28, 1840
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Dobbins, Daniel 5127228
b. Jan. 5, 1776 d. Feb. 29, 1856
Erie Cemetery
Erie County
Pennsylvania, USA
Dove, Capt Marmaduke 91428221
b. unknown d. Jul. 3, 1846
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Elliott, Jesse Duncan 28249690
b. Jul. 14, 1782 d. Dec. 10, 1845
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Hamilton, Paul 7181158
b. Oct. 6, 1762 d. Jun. 30, 1816
Clarendon Plantation
Grays Hill
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
Lawrence, James 608
b. Oct. 1, 1781 d. Jun. 1, 1813
Trinity Churchyard
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Montgomery, John Berrien 10844144
b. Nov. 17, 1794 d. Mar. 25, 1873
Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Packett, Lieut John 84545338
b. unknown d. Mar. 29, 1820
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Perry, Oliver Hazard 805
b. Aug. 23, 1785 d. Aug. 23, 1819
Island Cemetery
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Sinclair, Como Arthur 97282762
b. Feb. 28, 1780 d. Feb. 7, 1831
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Turner, Daniel David 9036266
b. 1794 d. 1850
Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
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America McElveen
1839 - 1905


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