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Fort Scott in Bourbon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Medal of Honor

 
 
Medal of Honor Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2013
1. Medal of Honor Marker (Side A)
Inscription.

[Side A]
1st Lieut. William D. Hawkins

United States Marine Corps
Born: Fort Scott, Ks April 19, 1914
Battle of Tarawa: November 20-21, 1943
Buried: Punch Bowl National Cemetery, Hawaii

Private George F. Pond
Co. C, 3rd Wisconsin Calvary [sic], U.S. Army
Drywood, Kansas: May 15, 1864
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas

Private William H. Longshore
Co. C., 30th Ohio Infantry, U.S. Army
Vicksburg, Mississippi: May 22, 1863
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas

The highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the United States Armed Forces. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress

[Side B]
Awards By Major Wars

War Total


Civil War 1522
WWII 465
Indian Wars 426
Vietnam War 248
Korean War 136
WWI 119
Spanish American War 110
Phillipines [sic] War (1899-1902) 80
China Boxer Rebellion 59
Vera Cruz, Mexico (1914) 56
War on Terror 11

 
Erected 2013 by Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Marker series.
Medal of Honor Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2013
2. Medal of Honor Marker (Side B)
This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 37° 50.58′ N, 94° 42.367′ W. Marker is in Fort Scott, Kansas, in Bourbon County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Fort Boulevard and Oak Street, on the left when traveling west on Old Fort Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Scott KS 66701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Scott Yesterday (within shouting distance of this marker); Star Clothing House (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Fort Scott (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Hotel: Symbol of Strife (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Most Deplorable Condition" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Scott (about 300 feet away); C. F. Drake Building (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Scott.
 
Also see . . .
1. Medal of Honor. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Medal of Honor. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Congressional Medal of Honor Society. (Submitted on July 17, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Medal of Honor Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2013
3. Medal of Honor Memorial

 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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