LAWRENCE, John

US Navy. Born 27 Jun 1832 in Sweden. Civil War: Age 29. Entered the Navy on 13 Jun 1862 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served as a coxswain on the U.S.S. Macedonia. Was said to have been with Admiral Farragut in the Battle of the Mississippi river. Discharged 12 Jan 1868 at Philadelphia. Post war: He moved to Mt. Vernon, South Dakota. Died of pulmonary trouble on 13 Mar 1913 at age 80 and is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, section 3, block 70, lot 2, grave 7. Sources: (SDSHS, WPA Veterans Graves Registration, Davison County)

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