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Malta in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Col. Elmer Ellsworth

 
 
Col. Elmer Ellsworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, February 3, 2019
1. Col. Elmer Ellsworth Marker
Inscription.  Born nearby April 11, 1837. Commanded Fire Zouaves. First Union Officer to die in Civil War. "Mourned as a son" by Abraham Lincoln.
 
Erected 1962 by Saratoga County.
 
Location. 42° 58.28′ N, 73° 47.547′ W. Marker is in Malta, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunning Street (County Route 108) and U.S. 9, on the right when traveling west on Dunning Street. Located on the northeast quadrant of the traffic circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ballston Spa NY 12020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Dunning Street Common (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth (about 600 feet away); Dunning Street Rural Cemetery (about 800 feet away); Dunning Farm Site (approx. mile away); Luther Forest (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Smith-Caldwell Van Aernem Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Marvin Homestead (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malta.
 
Related marker.
A view from the gazebo eastward towards the Col. Ellsworth marker. image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, February 6, 2019
2. A view from the gazebo eastward towards the Col. Ellsworth marker.
Both the Col. Ellsworth marker and Dunning Parade Ground marker are just beyond the gray van.
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Death of Colonel Ellsworth (Smithsonian Magazine). Col. Ellsworth was killed trying to cut down a Confederate flag in Alexandria, VA May 24, 1861. (Submitted on February 4, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Malta Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, February 6, 2019
3. Malta Intersection
This gazebo stands on the NW quadrant of the traffic circle. The gazebo houses 8 plaques outlining Malta's history.
<i>Col. Ellsworth</i> image. Click for full size.
Thomas Sinclair, published by Lee and Walker (image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery), 1861
4. Col. Ellsworth
"Telegraphed reports of Ellsworth's death caused a sensation throughout the North: church and fire bells tolled, and flags flew at half-mast from Poughkeepsie to Pittsburgh and beyond. Lincoln was deeply distressed. Ellsworth had been particularly close to the Lincoln family in the last months of his life, and when his body was brought to the Washington Navy Yard, the president and first lady wept. Lincoln arranged for Ellsworth to lie in state in the East Room of the White House the next day, May 25. Mrs. Lincoln made a floral wreath with Ellsworth's picture in the center and placed it on his casket. That afternoon a military escort, including Francis Brownell carrying the Marshall House flag, paraded solemnly to the train station. Ellsworth would be interred in his hometown of Mechanicville, New York."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Last updated on February 7, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on February 4, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   4. submitted on February 7, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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