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

The Pershing Oak

 
 
The Pershing Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. The Pershing Oak Marker
Inscription.
To honor the memory of
General of the Armies
John J. Pershing
First Commander of the United States First Army
this tree was planted on
the one hundredth anniversary of his birth
13 September 1960

 
Erected 1960 by Military Order of the World Wars – New York Chapter.
 
Location. 40° 41.496′ N, 74° 0.811′ W. Marker is in Governors Island, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Carder Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on Governors Island, in front of Pershing Hall. 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. Pershing Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Pershing Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Governorís House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Governorís House (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named The Governors House (about 300 feet away); The New York Arsenal
Marker on Governors Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. Marker on Governors Island
(about 300 feet away); The Dutch and Governors Island (about 400 feet away); Commanding Officerís Quarters (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Governors Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of General John Joseph Pershing. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Governors Island National Monument. National Park Service website. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
The Pershing Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
3. The Pershing Oak Marker
The marker is seen here at the base of the tree.
The Pershing Oak image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
4. The Pershing Oak
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 212 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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