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Revere in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hiram Williams Pursell

1837 - 1918

 
 
Hiram Williams Pursell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, April 19, 2009
1. Hiram Williams Pursell Marker
Inscription. Born Nockamixon Township, served 6th and 104th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861. Regiment flag bearer, Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862, wounded twice, faced advancing enemy while Union Army in retreat, saved another regiment color from capture after bearer killed. Sgt. Pursell was honorably discharged September 30, 1864. Awarded Medal of Honor May 12, 1894. Immortalized William Trego's Rescue Of The Colors.
 
Erected by Nockamixon Township.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 40° 30.969′ N, 75° 9.608′ W. Marker is in Revere, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Beaver Run Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Nockamixon Township Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Revere PA 18953, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Marshall-Walker (approx. 2.6 miles away); Walking Purchase (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gallows Hill (approx. 3.5 miles away); Delaware Canal (approx. 4.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial, Bridgeton Twp
Roadside Marker for Nockamixon Veterans Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, April 19, 2009
2. Roadside Marker for Nockamixon Veterans Memorial Park
(approx. 4.7 miles away); Canal Boats (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Delaware Canal (approx. 4.8 miles away); Milford Railroad (approx. 4.9 miles away in New Jersey).
 
Also see . . .
1. Medal of Honor Narrative. (Submitted on April 21, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.)
2. Rescue of the Colors Painting. (Submitted on April 21, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Memorial Plaque at Nockamixon Township Veterans Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, April 19, 2009
3. Memorial Plaque at Nockamixon Township Veterans Memorial Park
A memorial to both the living and the dead of Nockamixon Township who have served in the defense of their country. Dedicated May 30, 1956 by B.S.A. Troop 27
Plaque at Nockamixon Township Veterans Memorial Park Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, April 19, 2009
4. Plaque at Nockamixon Township Veterans Memorial Park
Veterans Memorial Field. In grateful recognition of all service personnel who served our great nation. Memorial Day 1985.
Plaque at Nockamixon Township Park Photo, Click for full size
By Alan Edelson, April 19, 2009
5. Plaque at Nockamixon Township Park
 
 
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