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Major General Porter

 
 
Major General Porter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
1. Major General Porter Marker
Inscription.
Major General
Porter
Adjutant General
State of New York
1886 – 1894

< Left Inscription : >
He labored
to increase the efficiency,
perfect the discipline and
elevate the standard of
the National Guard.

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Josiah Porter
1st. Lieut.   1st. Battery
Mass. Vols.   1861.
Captain.   July 1861 to
September 1862.
Captain   22nd. Regiment. N.G.N.Y.
June 1865,
Major,   May 1867,
Lieut. Colonel,   January 1869,
Colonel,   October 1869,
Major General and
Adjutant General,   1886.

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Erected by
the National Guard of New York
in appreciation of his fidelity
as a Patriot.
His qualities as a soldier,
and his services in behalf of
the National Guard.

 
Erected by National Guard of New York.
 
Location. 40° 53.479′ N, 73° 53.69′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker can be reached from Broadway (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Van Cortlandt Park, on the north side of the Van Cortlandt House. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Left Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
2. Left Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Cortlandt House Museum (a few steps from this marker); Prison Window (a few steps from this marker); Adoption of the Constitution (within shouting distance of this marker); Cortlandt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cortlandt Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cortlandt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Grove (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sgt. John Basilone (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bronx.
 
More about this marker. Monument consists of a statue of Gen. Josiah Porter atop a granite pedestal.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Rear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
3. Rear Marker
Right Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
4. Right Marker
Major General Porter Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
5. Major General Porter Monument
The Van Cortlandt House can be seen behind the monument.
Major General Porter Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
6. Major General Porter Monument
Marker in Van Cortlandt Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
7. Marker in Van Cortlandt Park
Closeup of Major General Porter Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
8. Closeup of Major General Porter Statue
Sculptor’s Mark image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
9. Sculptor’s Mark
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 402 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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