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 Samuel Mercer

Samuel Mercer

Birth
Maryland, USA
Death 6 Mar 1862 (aged 62–63)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section L, Lot 185
Memorial ID 21875 · View Source
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Civil War Union Naval Officer. Entered the United States Navy as a Midshipman in 1815. Commanded the "USS Lawrence" in the Home Squadron during the Mexican War. He was in command of the Union warship "USS Powhatan" stationed in Charleston Harbor at the outbreak of the Civil War and led a squad of four ships that had been sent to relieve the garrison at Fort Sumter, but arrived too late. He then commanded the "USS Wabash" in the Northern Blockading Squadron, and participated in the Army-Navy action against Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. After the action he was relieved from active command due to age, and when he died in March 1862 he was sitting on the Navy Retiring Board.

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  • Added: 24 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21875
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Mercer (1799–6 Mar 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21875, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .