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Vale Cemetery

 
 
Vale Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, June 10, 2019
1. Vale Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  A rural cemetery est. 1857. At rest are early settlers, veterans, notable women, politicians, industrialists, African Americans, inventors.
 
Erected by Schenectady Heritage Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 42° 48.23′ N, 73° 55.338′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is on North Brandywine Avenue (New York State Route 146), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Vale Cemetery / Founders & Builders (within shouting distance of this marker); The King’s Highway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); 12th Ward World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Vale Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); 1418 Union
James S. Casey-Medal of Honor Recipient is buried in Vale Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 3, 2001
2. James S. Casey-Medal of Honor Recipient is buried in Vale Cemetery
Indian Campaigns Medal of Honor Recipient is buried in Vale Cemetery in Section G, Lot 13. The grave GPS is LAT 42.8084 LON -73.9301. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: CASEY, JAMES S. • Rank and organization: Captain, 5th U.S. Infantry • Place and date: At Wolf Mountain, Mont., 8 January 1877 • Entered service at: New York, N.Y. • Date of issue: 27 November 1894 Citation: Led his command in a successful charge against superior numbers of the enemy strongly posted.
(approx. half a mile away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski (approx. 0.6 miles away); GE Realty Plot (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
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George W. Thompkins AKA George W.Tompkins is buried in Vale Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 3, 2001
3. George W. Thompkins AKA George W.Tompkins is buried in Vale Cemetery
When he was in the military, he spelled his last name as Thompkins. He is buried under his true name, George W. Tompkins. He was a Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient and is buried in Vale Cemetery in Section M-1, Lot 59. The grave GPS is LAT 42.8064 LON -73.9268. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: THOMPKINS, GEORGE W. • Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 124th New York Infantry • Place and date: At Petersburg, Va., 25 March 1865 • Entered service at: Port Jervis, N.Y. • Date of issue: 6 April 1865 Citation: Capture of flag of 59th Alabama Infantry (C.S.A.) from an officer who, with colors in hand, was rallying his men.
Vale Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, June 10, 2019
4. Vale Cemetery
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on June 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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