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Sgt Joshua Grier
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Birth: Dec. 21, 1846
Death: Jul. 10, 1898

Joshua Grier, SGT, USMC, Civil War, Served on Ships and Stations listed below.

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about Joshua Grier
Name: Joshua Grier
Birth Date: 21 Dec 1846
Death Date: 10 Jul 1898
Age: 51
Military Branch: Marines
Veteran of Which War: U.S. Civil War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joshua Grier
Name: Joshua Grier
Muster Date: Mar 1871
Enlistment Date: 27 Nov 1869
Rank: Private
Station: U S R S New Hampshire

USS New Hampshire (1864) was a heavy (2,633 long tons (2,675 t)) ship originally designed to be the 74-gun ship of the line Alabama, but she remained on the stocks for nearly 40 years, well into the age of steam, before being renamed and launched as a storeship and depot ship during the American Civil War. She was later renamed to USS Granite State.

As Alabama, she was one of "nine ships to rate not less than 74 guns each" authorized by Congress on 29 April 1816, and was laid down by the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Maine, in June 1819, the year the State of Alabama was admitted to the Union. Though ready for launch by 1825, she remained on the stocks for preservation; an economical measure that avoided the expense of manning and maintaining a ship of the line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_New_Hampshire_%281864%29

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joshua Grier
Name: Joshua Grier
Muster Date: Dec 1872
Enlistment Date: 21 Dec 1871
Rank: Private
Station: On Board Uss Bemcia

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joshua Grier
Name: Joshua Grier
Muster Date: Mar 1876
Enlistment Date: 21 Dec 1871
Rank: Private
Station: On Board Uss Pertsmouth 3d Rate

The second USS Portsmouth was a wooden sloop-of-war in the United States Navy in service during the mid-to-late 19th century. She was designed by Josiah Barker and built in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on the lines of a French-built privateer. She was described as an improvement over the USS Saratoga built in the same shipyard a year earlier. The Portsmouth was launched at the Portsmouth Navy Yard on 23 October 1843 and commissioned on 10 November 1844, with Commander John Berrien Montgomery in command.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Portsmouth_%281843%29

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joshua Grier
Name: Joshua Grier
Muster Date: Jun 1877
Enlistment Date: 21 Dec 1876
Rank: Private
Station: USRS Independence

USS Independence was a wooden-hulled, three-masted ship, originally a ship of the line and the first to be commissioned by the United States Navy. Originally a 90-gun ship, in 1836 she was cut down by one deck and re-rated as a 54-gun frigate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Independence_%281814%29

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joshua Grier
Name: Joshua Grier
Muster Date: Aug 1877
Enlistment Date: 21 Dec 1876
Rank: Private
Station: On Board Of The Us F S Pensacolay 2nd Rate

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Pensacola_%281859%29

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joshua Grier
Name: Joshua Grier
Muster Date: Mar 1880
Enlistment Date: 21 Dec 1876
Rank: Private
Station: On Board The U S S Tuscarora 3rd Rate

The first USS Tuscarora was a sloop of war in the United States Navy during the American Civil War.

Tuscarora was laid down on 27 June 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Merrick & Sons; launched on 24 August 1861; sponsored by Miss Margaret Lardner; and commissioned on 5 December 1861, Commander Tunis A. M. Craven in command.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Tuscarora_%281861%29

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joshua Grier
Name: Joshua Grier
Muster Date: Apr 1884
Enlistment Date: 22 Dec 1881
Rank: Sergeant
Station: Uss Powhatan 2nd Rate

The first USS Powhatan was a sidewheel steam frigate in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She was named for Powhatan, a Native American chief of eastern Virginia. She was one of the last, and largest, of the United States Navy's paddle frigates.

Powhatan's keel was laid on 6 August 1847 at Norfolk, Virginia. Her engines were constructed by Mehaffy & Company of Gosport, Virginia. She cost $785,000. She was launched on 14 February 1850 by the Norfolk Navy Yard and commissioned on 2 September 1852, Captain William Mervine in command.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Powhatan_%281850%29

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joshua Grier
Name: Joshua Grier
Muster Date: Dec 1885
Enlistment Date: 22 Dec 1881
Rank: Sergeant
Station: On Board The Uss Quinnebang

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joshua Grier
Name: Joshua Grier
Muster Date: Mar 1891
Enlistment Date: 28 Dec 1886
Rank: Sergeant
Station: Portsmouth, Nh

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Burial:
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: USNH Plot 1 Row 4 Grave 41
 
Created by: Rubbings
Record added: Mar 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87093897
Sgt Joshua Grier
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