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John M. Gamble
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gamble was appointed Second Lieutenant on 16 January 1809. He distinguished himself in many enterprises, including encounters with people of the Marquesa Islands during the absence of frigate Essex in 1813, and sailing a prize of Essex, with only a four-man crew and without benefit of a chart in a 17-day voyage to the Hawaiian Islands.
He was breveted a Lt. Col. 3 March 1827 and died in New York, New York.
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