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Peter Gamble

Born: Nov 5, 1793

Death: Sep 11, 1814

Nationality: United States

Peter Gamble

Date of Birth : Nov 5, 1793
Date of Death : Sep 11, 1814

Lieutenant Peter Gamble was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812. Born in Bordentown, New Jersey, Gamble was appointed midshipman 16 January 1809 and served on Thomas Macdonough's flagship Saratoga in the Battle of Lake Champlain. He was killed in action while in the act of sighting his gun 11 September 1814. Macdonough deplored Gamble's loss and commended his gallantry in action. USS Gamble was named for him and his brother, Lieutenant Colonel John M. Gamble.

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