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Sgt. John B. Maberry

Medal of Honor Recipient

 
 
Sgt. John B. Maberry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Sgt. John B. Maberry Marker
Inscription. Born December 17, 1841, John B. Maberry was the son of John and Temperance Brockson Maberry of Duck Creek Hundred. Responding to the call of his country, he enlisted in the Union Army’s Company F, First Regiment, Delaware Infantry Volunteers, in August 1861. Actively engaged in many of the major campaigns of the war, the 1st Delaware earned honors and accolades for its outstanding service and military discipline. On July 3, 1863, during the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, the regiment was on the front line when Confederate forces launched a major offensive against Union troops on Cemetery Ridge. Remembered today as Pickett’s Charge, this engagement is considered to be one of the greatest frontal assaults in military history. Despite a furious artillery barrage by the Confederates before the advance, the charge was successfully repelled. Private Maberry and others left the cover of a stone fence to bravely pursue the fleeing enemy. During the course of this action Maberry was able to capture the flag of the 7th North Carolina. Later promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant, John B. Maberry was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic conduct. After his discharge in July 1865, Sgt. Maberry returned to his native state where he continued to reside. Following his death on December 17, 1922, he was interred in Glenwood
Sgt. John B. Maberry Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Sgt. John B. Maberry Gravesite
Cemetery.
 
Erected 2003 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-78.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.181′ N, 75° 36.727′ W. Marker is in Smyrna, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from West Glenwood Avenue. Click for map. Marker is inside the Glenwood Cemetery grounds. There are signs leading to the gravesite. Marker is in this post office area: Smyrna DE 19977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "First in the World" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Old Asbury Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Allen McLane (approx. ¼ mile away); The John Cummins Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Green Pottery (approx. ¼ mile away); The Delaware House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Gray Box Chateau (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Barracks (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smyrna.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Larger view of Sgt. John B. Maberry gravesite. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
3. Larger view of Sgt. John B. Maberry gravesite.
 
 
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