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Norristown in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hartranft Monument

 
 
Hartranft Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 30, 2008
1. Hartranft Monument
Inscription.
(front)
Hartranft
1830 - 1889

(right side)
Norris City Rifles 1857
Lieut. Colonel 1 Bat'n 2 Div. PA Militia 1858
Colonel 1 Bat'n 2 Div. PA Militia 1859
Colonel 4 Reg. Infantry PA. Vols. 1861
Colonel 51 Reg. Infantry PA Vols. 1861
Brigadier General U.S. Vols. 1864
Brevet Major General U.S. Vols. 1865
Colonel 34 U.S. Infantry 1866
Major General 2 Div. PA. Militia 1870
Commander in Chief Nat'l Guard of PA 1873-1879
Major General Nat'l Guard of PA 1879-1889
Commander in Chief G.A.R. 1875-1877

(rear)
Major General John F. Hartranft
Erected by the National Guard of Pennsylvania

(left side)
Auditor General of Pennsylvania 1866-1872
Governor of Pennsylvania 1873-1879
 
Erected by National Guard of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 40° 7.056′ N, 75° 21.888′ W. Marker is in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Jackson Street and HartranftAvenue when traveling south. Click for map. General Hartranft is buried in Montgomery Cemetery, Section S. Marker is in this post office area: Norristown PA 19401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Hartranft Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 30, 2008
2. Hartranft Monument (front)
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hancock the Superb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Andrew Porter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Selma (approx. half a mile away); West Norriton Township World War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Montgomery County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Military Order of the Purple Heart (approx. 1.1 miles away); David Rittenhouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norristown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Hartranft Monument (rear) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 30, 2008
3. Hartranft Monument (rear)
Hartranft Monument (right) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 30, 2008
4. Hartranft Monument (right)
Hartranft Monument (left) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 30, 2008
5. Hartranft Monument (left)
John F. Hartranft Medal of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 30, 2008
6. John F. Hartranft Medal of Honor Marker
HARTRANFT, JOHN F. Rank and organization: Colonel, 4th Pennsylvania Militia Place and date: At Bull Run, Va., 21 July 1861 Entered service at: Norristown, Pa. Date of issue: 26 August 1886 Citation: Voluntarily served as an aide and participated in the battle after expiration of his term of service, distinguishing himself in rallying several regiments which had been thrown into confusion.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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