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Continental Army Honored Dead

 
 
Continental Army Honored Dead Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. Continental Army Honored Dead Memorial
Inscription.
In memory
of the soldiers of the
Continental Army
who suffered and died in this
building used as a military hospital
from
Dec. 1776 to April 1777 and
Sept. 1777 to April 1778

 
Erected 1897 by Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution.
 
Location. 40° 37.116′ N, 75° 22.917′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Click for map. Marker is on the wall near the southeast corner of the Brethren's House, about 75 feet from the intersection of Main and Church Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brethren's House (a few steps from this marker); John Frederick Wolle (a few steps from this marker); West Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Moravian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Moravian Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gemein Haus (about 300 feet away); Pottery (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Regarding Continental Army Honored Dead. "The tranquil,
Continental Army Honored Dead Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. Continental Army Honored Dead Memorial
isolated lifestyle of the Moravians in Bethlehem was occasionally interrupted and eventually altered permanently. During the American Revolution a temporary hospital was established there for the wounded from battles at Morristown, New Jersey, and Brandywine Creek. British prisoners were housed in Bethlehem for several months during the war." (from the National Park Service lesson plan that can be found at the link below).
 
Also see . . .  Brethren's House Floor Plan. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable BuildingsPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Continental Army Honored Dead Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
3. Continental Army Honored Dead Memorial
Photo from Church Street, looking south.
Brethren's House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Brethren's House and Marker
Continental Army Honored Dead Memorial Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
5. Continental Army Honored Dead Memorial Detail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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