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Sgt Joseph Alexander Carman

  • Birth 1838 New York, USA
  • Death 4 Jan 1912 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot USNH Plot 3 Row 6 Grave 12
  • Memorial ID 86508287

Joseph Alexander Carman, SGT, USMC, US Marine Corps Muster Rolls show he served on the ships listed below. Served 1866-1894. Civil War

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915 about Joseph Alexander Carman
Name: Joseph Alexander Carman
Birth Date: 1839
Birth Place: New York, New York
Death Date: 4 Jan 1912
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 72 years 7 months 25 days
Burial Date: 8 Jan 1912
Gender: Male
Race: White
Occupation: Beneficiary, U S Naval
Cemetery: Mt. Moriah Cem.
FHL Film Number: 1405464

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Joseph A Carman
Name: Joseph A Carman
Death Date: 4 Jan 1912
Cemetery: MT. Moriah Naval Plot
Cemetery Address: 62nd St & Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, PA 19142
Buried At: Section 3 Row 6 Site 12

Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999 about Joseph A Carman
Name: Joseph A Carman
Birth Date: 1838
Death Date: 4 Jan 1912
Age: 74
Military Branch: Marines
Cemetery Name: Mount Moriah Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Yeaden Delaware County, Pennsylvania

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joseph A Carman
Name: Joseph A Carman
Muster Date: May 1874
Enlistment Date: 6 Jan 1873
Rank: Private
Station: On Board Uss Pensacola 2d Rate At Sea

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.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joseph A Carman
Name: Joseph A Carman
Muster Date: Sep 1878
Enlistment Date: 28 Jan 1873
Rank: Corporal
Station: Uss Rymouth

USS Plymouth, a wooden-hulled screw sloop-of-war, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Plymouth's keel was laid down as Kenosha at the New York Navy Yard in 1867; completed in 1868; and commissioned on 20 January 1869 with Captain William H. McComb in command.
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Kenosha got underway eastward across the Atlantic on 25 February 1869. While on the European Station she was renamed Plymouth on 15 May 1869. Word of the change reached her at Ville Franche, on 26 June. She then cruised off the Levant and North Africa under her new name, returning to Marseilles on 19 November. From southern France, she continued on to Portsmouth, England, whence she accompanied the British turreted battleship HMS Monarch, carrying the remains of George Peabody, American merchant, financier and philanthropist, to the United States for burial. Arriving at Portland, Maine, on 25 January 1870, she remained there on ceremonial duty until sailing for Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for refit at the navy yard.

Plymouth departed New York on 12 July 1870 and steamed to the Mediterranean Sea where Rear Admiral Charles Boggs selected her as flagship of the European Station, 21 September. During Plymouth's service in the European Station, two sailors and one marine were awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing others from drowning: Quarter Gunner George Holt and Landsman Paul Tobin at the Port of Hamburg, Germany, on 3 July 1871 and Corporal James A. Stewart at Ville Franche, France, on 1 February 1872.[1] The ship sailed for the coast of Africa on 17 February 1872, thence headed home via the West Indies and remained on the Atlantic coast until returning to European waters 1 November 1872. This deployment lasted until the screw sloop sailed for home 6 June 1873. She arrived at New York City on 18 June, thence proceeded to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she decommissioned on 28 June.

Recommissioned 10 October 1874, the sloop operated along the Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean Sea until decommissioning again 17 May 1879. In the spring and summer of 1876, six of her sailors were awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing or attempting to rescue others from drowning: Captain of the Mizzen Top Albert Weisbogel at sea on 27 April; Seaman Emile Lejeune at Port Royal, South Carolina, on 6 June; Landsman William Corey, Seaman Charles Gidding, and Ordinary Seaman Thomas Kersey at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on 26 July; and Ordinary Seaman Michael Connolly at Halifax Harbor, Nova Scotia, on 7 August. Plymouth remained in ordinary at Portsmouth until scrapped in 1884.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joseph A Carman
Name: Joseph A Carman
Muster Date: Sep 1879
Enlistment Date: 28 Jan 1878
Rank: Corporal
Station: On Board Us Steamer Kearsarge

The first KEARSARGE was launched on 11 September 1861 by the Portsmouth Navy Yard, Portsmouth, NH; sponsored by Mrs. Henry McFarland, wife of the editor of the Concord Statesmen, and commissioned 24 January 1862 with Captain Charles W. Pickering in command.

The Sloop of War KEARSARGE departed Portsmouth 5 February 1862 for the coast of Spain to join in the blockade of Confederate raiders. Captain John A. Winslow, took command of the KEARSARGE on April 8, 1863, while she remained in European waters searching for raiders. Arriving in Cherbourg, France on 14 June 1864, she found the Confederate Ship ALABAMA in port. On June 19, ALABAMA stood out of Cherbourg Harbor for her last action. Careful of French neutrality, KEARSARGE'S new commanding officer, Captain Winslow, took the sloop of war well clear of territorial waters, then turned to meet the Confederate cruiser. ALABAMA fired first but the battle quickly turned against her and within an hour the ALABAMA had been reduced to a sinking wreck and her Captain Raphael Semmes struck his colors and surrendered.

KEARSARGE rescued the majority of the ALABAMA's survivors; but Captain Semmes and 41 others were picked up by a British yacht. Captain Winslow was promoted to Commodore and the New York Chamber of Commerce honored him, the KEARSARGE, and her crew, mainly men from New Hampshire, for their victory.

The KEARSARGE returned to sea and the coast of Spain in April 1865 in search of Confederate ships. After cruising the Mediterranean and the English Channel south to Liberia, the KEARSARGE returned to the Boston Navy Yard in August 1866.

In January 1868 KEARSARGE sailed to serve in the South Pacific and along the coast of South America to protect American interests for the next four years. She later performed similar duties in the Asiatic waters of Japan, China and the Philippines. During this time she carried Professor Hall's scientific party from Nagasaki, Japan, to Vladivostok, Russia, to observe the transit of Venus.

The last assignment for the KEARSARGE was protecting American interests in the West Indies, off Venezuela and along the Central Americas. On February 2, 1894, on Roncador Reef off the coast of Nicaragua, the KEARSARGE was wrecked. Having attained the rank of Rear Admiral, Winslow's years of service continued long after the famous sea battle. He died in Boston on September 29, 1873.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joseph A Carman
Name: Joseph A Carman
Muster Date: Jul 1887
Enlistment Date: 5 Feb 1883
Rank: Sergeant
Station: Usfs Richmond

The USS Richmond was a wooden steam sloop in the United States Navy during the American Civil War.

U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1940 about Joseph A Carman
Name: Joseph A Carman
Muster Date: Jun 1894
Rank: Sergeant
Station: Marine Barracks, Boston, Massachusetts

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  • Added: 9 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86508287
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Joseph Alexander Carman (1838–4 Jan 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86508287, citing Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rubbings (contributor 47671529) .