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Near Portage in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Revolutionary War Veteran

 
 
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 30, 2011
1. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker
Inscription. Patriots Cooper Pixley and Alexander Porter served the cause of gaining our nation's independence while dedicated members of the military. Both are buried in Section 33 of this National Soldiers Rest.

Cooper Pixley, born in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts on July 16, 1763, enlisted at the age of 15 and served three years in Captain Joseph Troop's Company of Colonel Marius Willett's Regiment of New York Militia. He was present at the famed battle of Monmouth in New Jersey and participated in General John Sullivan's expedition against the Iroquois in the Finger Lakes area of New York.

Following the Revolution, he lived in New York and Canada, moving to Portage in June 1849. Cooper Pixley dies March 12, 1855.

Alexander Porter was born December 14, 1757 near Hebron, Connecticut. On July 11, 1775, 18 year old Porter enlisted in hte Revolution. He served short enlistments--as a Private in Abijah Rowles' Company of the 6th Connecticut Militia until December 17. In May, 1777, he enlisted in Judidiah Huntington's Company of the 8th Regiment, Connecticut Militia. He was stationed on the Sound until September when he was ordered to Boston and took part at Roxbury with General Spenser's Brigade. He was again discharged on May 26, 1780.

After the war, Alexander lived in Hebron, Connecticut and Oppenheim,
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 30, 2011
2. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker
New York, where he died April 28, 1833. He was originally buried in Freedom, New York, with his remains being moved to Portage and reinterred in this cemetery in 1924.

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. This marker was dedicated in 2008. It was funded by Society member Thomas Gould.
 
Erected 2008 by the Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 33.427′ N, 89° 25.644′ W. Marker is near Portage, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker is on County Highway EE 0.2 miles east of State Highway 33, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portage WI 53901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Winnebago Surgeons' Quarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Fort Winnebago (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Winnebago (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marquette (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Indian Agency House (approx. half a mile away); The Indian Agency House
Revolutionary War Veteran Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 30, 2011
3. Revolutionary War Veteran Marker
The marker is next to the gates of the Old Fort Winnebago Cemetery.
(approx. half a mile away); Ketchum’s Point (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portage.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Alexander Porter Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 30, 2011
4. Alexander Porter Gravestone
Cooper Pixley Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 30, 2011
5. Cooper Pixley Gravestone
D.A.R. Marker Inside Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 30, 2011
6. D.A.R. Marker Inside Cemetery Gate
D.A.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 30, 2011
7. D.A.R. Marker
To the memory of
our historic dead.
Erected by
Wau-Bun Chapter
Daughters of the
American Revolution.
1915
 
 
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