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GAMBLE, Thomas, naval officer, died 10 October, 1818. He was the son of Major William Gamble, an officer of the Revolution. The son was appointed midshipman in 1804, lieutenant in 1810, and commander in 1816. He died while commanding the "Erie" in the Mediterranean.--His brother, John M., born about 1791; died in Brooklyn, New York, 11 September, 1836, was appointed midshipman, and 2d lieutenant of the marine corps in 1809. He became 1st lieutenant in 1811, captain in 1814, major by brevet in 1816, major in 1834, and lieutenant-colonel by brevet, 3 March, 1827.--Another brother, Peter, died 11 September, 1814, was appointed midshipman in 1809 and became lieutenant in 1814. He was killed in the battle of Lake Champlain, while acting 1st lieutenant of the flag-ship.--Another brother, Francis G., an officer in the United States navy, died in the West Indies, 29 September, 1824.
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