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Joseph Holmstead

Rank(s): Marine Private

Dates of Service: 9/1/1813 - 8/30/1814

Birth Date: 1782

Early Life

Joseph Holmstead was born in 1782 in Mount Desert, Maine.

On his enlistment, he was described as 5′ 6.25″ tall, with grey eyes, black hair and a dark complexion.

Holmstead enlisted in the Marines on July 8, 1813 at Charlestown. His rank was private. Holmstead entered USS Constitution in September 1813. He was discharged on June 9, 1814. He deserted, was returned, then deserted a second time on August 30, 1814.

Battles and Engagements

Holmstead was on board for the battles with HMS Cyane, HMS Levant and HMS Pictou.

Holmstead’s date and place of death are unknown.


Crew ID

5965