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NH 1561 American Memorial Day

American Memorial Day
Title: American Memorial Day
Caption: Monument erected to Commander William Henry Allen, USN, killed in action while in command of the brig ARGUS, 14 August 1813. Photo by C.H. Gill. "A detachment from the U.S. destroyers TOUCEY and BRECK, which have been visiting Plymouth, on Monday in observance of the American Memorial Day, marched to St. Andrew's Churchyard, where Commander W.C.I. Stiles placed a wreath on the tomb of Commander Allen, of the U.S. Navy, who died in action in 1813. Sounding the reveille. Commander Stiles is accompanied by the Mayor of Plymouth and the vicar, Rev. F. Whitfield Daukes, offered prayer."
Description: From "Weekly News," Plymouth, England.
Catalog #: NH 1561
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Creator: Photo by C.H. Gill.
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Original Medium: BW Photo
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