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Governors Island in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Soissons Dock

 
 
Soissons Dock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. Soissons Dock Marker
Inscription.
Commemorating the heroic participation
of the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment
from Governors Island
in its victorious attack against
German forces near Soissons, France
July 18, 1918
in which action the regiment suffered
1,734 casualties, more than 57 percent
of its total strength.

 
Erected by The Military Order of the World Wars – New York Chapter.
 
Location. 40° 41.572′ N, 74° 0.935′ W. Marker is in Governors Island, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Carder Road and W Ferry Line Road, on the right when traveling west on Carder Road. Click for map. Marker is located on Governors Island, near the Soissons Dock. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governors Island (a few steps from this marker); Andes Road (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governors Island History in Brief (about 400 feet away); Fort Jay (about 600 feet away); Students and Soldiers of Freedom (about 600 feet away); The New York Arsenal
Soissons Dock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. Soissons Dock Marker
(about 700 feet away); Pershing Hall (about 700 feet away); The Pershing Oak (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Governors Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Governors Island. The Trust for Governors Island website. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Governors Island. New York Harbor Parks website. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Governors Island National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 10, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Marker on Governors Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
3. Marker on Governors Island
The dock is located to the right of the marker.
Soissons Dock image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
4. Soissons Dock
Most visitors to Governors Island arrive at this dock.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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