Pvt John Boyd

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Pvt John Boyd

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Feb 1923 (aged 78)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot USNH Plot 3 Row 10 Grave 3
Memorial ID 86351240 · View Source
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John Boyd, Pvt, USMC, Civil War, Served 1862-1866

Pension Record show service on USS Brandywine and USS Powhatan

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about John Boyd
Name: John Boyd
Death Date: 28 Feb 1923
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 3 Row 10 Site 3

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about John Boyd
Name: John Boyd
Birth Date: 1844
Death Date: 28 Feb 1923
Age: 79
Military Branch: Marines
Veteran of Which War: U.S. Civil War
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Delaware

USS Brandywine (1825) (formerly named Susquehanna) was a wooden-hulled, three-masted Frigate of the United States Navy bearing 44 guns which had the initial task of conveying the Marquis de Lafayette back to France. She was later recommissioned a number of times for service in various theatres, such as in the Mediterranean, in China and in the South Atlantic Ocean,

During several instances she served as a role player in American gunboat diplomacy, a role she was well suited for with her large long-range 32-pounder guns and her devastating short-range carronades which produced severe fragmentation and fire damage to the ship fired upon, as well as widespread splinter and shrapnel injury to its crew.


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.


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  • Created by: Rubbings
  • Added: 6 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 86351240
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Boyd (24 Nov 1844–28 Feb 1923), Find a Grave Memorial no. 86351240, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .