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Barnegat Light in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade

 
 
Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
1. Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade Marker
Inscription.
built this lighthouse in 1858.
During the Civil War he commanded
the Army of the Potomac, from
Gettysburg to Appomattox (1863 – 1865)
under Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant.

[ Upper Marker: ]
A
portrait in bronze
of
the creator of
Barnegat
Lighthouse
Lt. General
George
Gordon Meade
by Boris Blai

 
Erected by Civil War Round Table of Northern N.J.
 
Location. 39° 45.856′ N, 74° 6.364′ W. Marker is in Barnegat Light, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located in front of the Lighhouse in the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Barnegat Light NJ 08006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barnegat Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); Vigilant Guardian (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Salty Survivors (within shouting distance of this marker); Maritime Forest Trail (about 300 feet
Upper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
2. Upper Marker
away, measured in a direct line); Maritime Sentinels (about 300 feet away); Massacre at Long Beach (about 400 feet away); How Much Water Flows Through Barnegat Inlet (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Barnegat Light.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
3. Marker in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
4. Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade Marker
Closeup of Meade Bust image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
5. Closeup of Meade Bust
Barnegat Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
6. Barnegat Lighthouse
Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade built this lighthouse in 1858. The marker, which is visible in the photo, is located at the base of the tower.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 874 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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