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Little Falls in Herkimer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

David L. Bass

Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor

 

—Battle of Fort Fisher —

 
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By Steve Stoessel, March 15, 2019
1. David L. Bass Marker
Inscription.  
Citation:
On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, S/man Bass advanced to the top of the sand hill and partly through the breach in the palisades despite enemy fire which killed many officers and men. When more than two-thirds of the men became seized with panic and retreated on the run, he remained with the party until dark, when it came safely away, bringing its wounded, its arms, and its colors.

Theodore S. Wind
Mayor of Little Falls
Edwin Vogt
City Historian
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 43° 2.685′ N, 74° 51.322′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, New York, in Herkimer County. Marker is on East Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. At City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Little Falls NY 13365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honor Roll (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brave Defenders (about 600
David L. Bass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 15, 2019
2. David L. Bass Marker
feet away); Benton Hall Academy (about 800 feet away); Window on the Past (approx. ¼ mile away); Shaping the City (approx. ¼ mile away); The Street Cheese Market (approx. ¼ mile away); The World's Best Cheddar (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cheese Business (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
 
Also see . . .  2nd Battle of Fort Fisher. (Submitted on March 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Congressional Medal of Honor
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, March 15, 2019
3. City Hall
Marker is by the bench on the left
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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