Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: James Dennis Hammond

James Dennis Hammond, 1840, Marblehead, MA
This stone is a modern reproduction of the original.

In Memory of
He was one of the Heroes of
the Frigate Constitution and 
having been wounded in the
capture of the Java he
received a pension from his
grateful Country untill
his decease which happened
Oct. 24, 1840 at the age of
54 years 10 mos. & 14 days
Immortal honor to all those
Who bled in Freedoms Naval Fights
And vanquished all their Countrys does
To gain Free Trade & Sailors Rights

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