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First Name: John

Last Name: Gamble


Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Middle Name: Marshall

Date of Birth: 12 March 1790

Date of Death: 11 September 1836

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served:
John Marshall Gamble

•  War of 1812


John Marshall Gamble
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps

John Marshall Gamble was born on 12 March 1790.

During the War of 1812, Gamble served with Commodore David D. Porter, and was given command of a captured British ship. While in command, he captured another British war vessel, making him the first U.S. Marine Corps officer to ever do so.

He served in the Marines until his retirement at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1834.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Colonel John Marshall Gamble died on 11 September 1836. He is buried at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY.

Honoree ID: 2533   Created by: MHOH




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