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Dartmouth in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial

 
 
Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2016
1. Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial Marker
Inscription. This memorial statue is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient Private David Lewis Gifford Company B, 4th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry and all Dartmouth residents who served in the Civil War. 1861-1865.
 
Erected 2004.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 41° 37.583′ N, 70° 57.889′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Slocum Road. Click for map. This marker is on the lawn of Dartmouth Middle School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 366 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth MA 02747, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Lewis L. Millett Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Dedicated as a Tribute (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 2 miles away); Captain Paul Cuffe's Atlantic World (approx. 2 miles away); Lewis Temple (approx. 2 miles away); Whaleman’s Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Heroes of Fort Wagner (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2016
2. Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial
Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2016
3. Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial
Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial-Plaque with Sculptor information image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2016
4. Pvt. David Lewis Gifford Memorial-Plaque with Sculptor information
Pvt. David Lewis Gifford grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
5. Pvt. David Lewis Gifford grave marker
He is buried in South Dartmouth Cemetery, Lot 390, South Dartmouth MA. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: GIFFORD, DAVID L. • Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 4th Massachusetts Cavalry • Place and date: At Ashepoo River, S.C., 24 May 1864 • Date of issue: 21 January 1897 Citation: Volunteered as a member of a boat crew which went to the rescue of a large number of Union soldiers on board the stranded steamer Boston and with great gallantry assisted in conveying them to shore, being exposed during the entire time to a heavy fire from a Confederate battery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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