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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lieutenant John Trout Greble

 
 
Lieutenant John Trout Greble Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
1. Lieutenant John Trout Greble Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
first U.S. regular army officer
killed in action
during the Civil War
Lieutenant John Trout Greble
2d U.S. Artillery
USMA class of 1854
A member of this garrison
killed in action at Big Bethel
10 June 1861

USMA graduates Fort Monroe
10 June 1961

 
Erected 1961 by USMA graduates stationed at Fort Monroe.
 
Location. 37° 0.143′ N, 76° 18.575′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe, Virginia, in Hampton. Marker is on Bernard Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Fortress Monroe near the entrance to the Casemate Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confinement of Jefferson Davis (here, next to this marker); John Mitchel (here, next to this marker); 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); 14 – Pounder James Rifle (a few steps from this marker); Austrian 6-Pounder Gun (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Austrian 6-Pounder Gun
Marker in Fort Monroe Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
2. Marker in Fort Monroe
Marker can be seen here to the left of the door.
(a few steps from this marker); Lantaka (within shouting distance of this marker); 12-Pounder Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Big Bethel. Description of the battle where Lieutenant Greble died, from CWSAC Battles Summaries website. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Big Bethel, June 10, 1861. Detailed website containing official records and battle description of Big Bethel. (Submitted on February 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Casemate No. 6 Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2008
3. Casemate No. 6
Several markers and monuments are located near this casemate in Fortress Monroe. The Lt. Greble marker is to the right in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,107 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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