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Birth: 1823
Death: Jun. 26, 1885

John Griffin, Gunners Mate, USN, USS St Louis, Civil War

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about John Griffin
Name: John Griffin
Birth Date: abt 1820
Birth Place: Ireland
Death Date: 26 Jun 1885
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 65
Burial Date: 27 Jun 1885
Burial Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: White
Occupation: Benef U S Naval Asylum
Street Address: Ward 30; Naval Asylum, Grays Ferry Road
Cemetery: Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Marital Status: Single
FHL Film Number: 2070567

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about John Griffin
Name: John Griffin
Death Date: 26 Jun 1885
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 2 Row 19 Site 19

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about John Griffin
Name: John Griffin
Birth Date: 1823
Death Date: 26 Jun 1885
Age: 62
Military Branch: Navy
Veteran of Which War: U.S. Civil War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Delaware

USS Baron DeKalb (1861) was a City class ironclad gunboat constructed for the Union Navy by James B. Eads during the American Civil War.

The USS Baron DeKalb, named after General Baron DeKalb of Hüttendorf near Erlangen, in present-day Bavaria, was originally named Saint Louis, and was one of seven City class ironclads built at Carondelet, Missouri and Mound City, Illinois, for the Western Gunboat Flotilla[1]

These ironclads were shallow draft with a center driven paddle wheel. They were partially armored and slow and very hard to steer in the currents of rivers. This ironclad was also vulnerable to plunging fire and also by hits in their un-armored areas. Called "Pook Turtles" for the designer, they did yeoman service through 4 years of war and were present at almost every battle on the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

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Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 2 Row 19 Grave 19
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Mar 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87094696
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