Peter Gamble was born November 5, 1793
in Bordentown, New Jersey and was an officer in the
United States Navy during the War of 1812.
He was appointed midshipman on January
16, 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 on September 11, 1814. MacDonough deplored Gamble's
loss and commended his gallantry in action.
Lieut. Gamble is buried in Riverside
Cemetery in Plattsburgh, New York.
The USS Gamble was named for him and
his brother, Lieut. Col. John M. Gamble who is also
mentioned in the Interesting Biographies series.
Note: Death notice for Gamble was published in The Troy
Post on October 4, 1814.