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Valley Forge in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Waterman's Monument

 
 
Waterman's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2009
1. Waterman's Monument Marker
Inscription.
This 50 foot granite obelisk was erected in 1901 by the Daughters of the Revolution. It marks the site of the only identified grave at Valley Forge, that of Lieutenant John Waterman of Rhode Island, who died on April 23, 1778.
 
Erected by Daughters of the Revolution.
 
Location. 40° 6.249′ N, 75° 26.295′ W. Marker is in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Valley Forge Road (Pennsylvania Route 23), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker and memorial are south across Valley Forge Road from the Washington Memorial Chapel, within Valley Forge National Historical Park. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Forge PA 19481, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loyal Patriots of Valley Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); National Patriots Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st and 2nd Rhode Island Regiments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Patriots of African Descent (approx. ľ mile away); Varnumís Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Varnumís Quarters
Waterman's Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2009
2. Waterman's Monument and Marker
Looking south.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Grand Parade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major General Friedrich Wilhelm Baron von Steuben (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Valley Forge.
 
More about this marker. Although this monument was dedicated to all the soldiers who lost their lives at Valley Forge, it is called the Waterman's Monument due to its location near the only known marked grave, that of Lieutenant John Waterman. The actual Waterman grave marker, located on the grand parade ground near the area where Rhode Island regiments encamped, is simply marked as "JW 1778."
 
Also see . . .  Lieut John Waterman at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on November 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Waterman's Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2009
3. Waterman's Monument
Text seen here at the base of this monument reads:
To the soldier's of Washington's Army
who sleep in Valley Forge 1777-1778
On the south side of this marker is engraved:
Near this spot lies Lieutenant John Waterman, died April 23, 1778, whose grave alone of all his comrades is marked
Waterman's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
4. Waterman's Monument Marker
To the soldiers of Washington's Army
who sleep in Valley Forge 1777-1778

Erected by the
Daughters of the Revolution † 1901
Waterman's Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
5. Waterman's Monument Marker
Near this spot lies Lieutenant John Waterman
Died April 23, 1778, whose grave alone
of all his comrades was marked.

This monument and related property was presented to the
United States of America
by the
National Society Daughters of the Revolution of 1776
and the
Pennsylvania Society Daughters of the Revolution of 1776
Waterman's Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
6. Waterman's Monument
Waterman's Monument Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 20, 2010
7. Waterman's Monument Plaque
This bas relief on the Waterman Monument depicts Continental soldiers during the 1777-78 winter encampment at Valley Forge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,550 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of Lieutenant John Waterman's grave marker. • Can you help?
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