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George Duncan Forsyth

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2006
1. George Duncan Forsyth Marker
Inscription. [Text on Front Side of Marker]
F. C. L.

[Text on Right Side of Marker]
George Duncan Forsyth
Lt. Co. B. 100th O. V. I.
Captured at Limestone Station
Sept. 8, 1863.
Shot and Killed
in Libby Prison.
Apr. 12, 1864,
aged
23 Years.
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[Text on Back Side of Marker]
Dulce et Propria
Est Pro Patria Mori

[Text on Left Side of Marker]
Erected
May 30, 1893,
by
Forsyth Post
and the other
G. A. R. Posts
and
Forsyth Relief Corps
of Toledo, O.
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Location. 41° 40.2′ N, 83° 31.645′ W. Marker is in Toledo, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Mulberry Street near Sherman Street. Click for map. This historical marker is located in one of Toledo, Ohio's oldest cemeteries, Forest Cemetery. This cemetery is located at the intersection of Sherman Street and Mulberry Street. To get to this historical marker one should enter Forest Cemetery at the Mulberry Street entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
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By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2011
2. George Duncan Forsyth Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the memorial monument.
other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Private Mark Wood (here, next to this marker); Vistula Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); James B. Steedman (approx. 1.1 miles away); Toledo’s Canals (approx. 1.1 miles away); Toledo (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lucas County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Toledo's First High School / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Congregational Church (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Toledo.
 
More about this marker. According to the "answers.yahoo.com," the F. C. L. text on the front side of the historical marker stands for, "Fraternity, Charity, Loyalty which is the motto of the Grand Army of the Republic. "

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, the Latin phrase, "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori," is a line from the Roman lyrical poet Horace's Odes (III.2.13). The line can be roughly translated into English as: "It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country."

Instead of the word "decorum," the text on the back side of the historical marker uses the word "propria," which I believe means "proper."

So I believe that the text on the backside of the historical marker translates into, "It is sweet and proper to die for one's country."
George Duncan Forsyth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2006
3. George Duncan Forsyth Marker
Close-up view of the text on the right side of the memorial monument.

 
Regarding George Duncan Forsyth. George Duncan Forsyth had an older brother named James Forsyth who was a West Point graduate and he made the army his career. During the Civil War he served on Phil Sheridan's staff in the Shenandoah Valley. After the war he gained notoriety as the man who commanded the 7th Cavalry at the massacre at Wounded Knee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Letter Written by George Duncan Forsyth. This is a link to a copy of a letter, provided by the Fourteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry web site. (Submitted on August 17, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. What does FCL stand for?. This is a link to information on what FCL stands for that is provided by answers.yahoo.com. (Submitted on August 17, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Battle of Limestone Station. This is a link to detailed information on the Battle of Limestone Station and the capturing a large number of soldiers from the 100th OVI. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. The War in Tennessee; A Battle at Limestone Station, Capture of 300 of our Forces. This is a link to information found in the New York Times archives. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. 100th Ohio Infantry
George Duncan Forsyth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2011
4. George Duncan Forsyth Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the memorial monument.
. History of the regiment. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

6. Forsyth, George Duncan. This is a link to both information regarding George Duncan Forsyth and a vintage photograph of him provided by OhioCivilWar.org (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

7. Forsyth, George Duncan. This is a link to brief biography of George Duncan Forsyth provided by OhioCivilWar.org, and written by Kathleen Jones. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

8. Forsyth, George Duncan. This is a link to articles appearing in the Toledo newspapers following the news of Lt. Forsyth's death while incarcerated in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia, and is provided by OhioCivilWar.org. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

9. Forsyth, George Duncan. This is a link to an article appearing in the Toledo Blade on May 29, 1968, entitled "100 Rite Set At Civil War Veterans Grave", and is provided by OhioCivilWar.org. (Submitted on September 5, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
George Duncan Forsyth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 20, 2011
5. George Duncan Forsyth Marker
Close-up view of the text on the left side of the memorial monument.
George Duncan Forsyth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, April 20, 2006
6. George Duncan Forsyth Marker
View of the memorial monument in Forest Cemetery with a nearby roadway in the background.
George Duncan Forsyth image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington
7. George Duncan Forsyth
Picture of a vintage photograph of George Duncan Forsyth that is in the possession of the descendant of a friend of Lt. Forsyth's.
 
 
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