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Near Aldino in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Park

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, March 4, 2017
1. Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  Alfred Hilton lived at his father's farm on Gravel Hill Road until August 1863, when he enlisted in Company H., 4th United States Colored Troops. He fought with distinction in several engagements in Virginia. As the national Color Sergeant, he was mortally wounded on September 29th, 1864, at the Battle of New Market Heights, outside Richmond, and died three weeks later at a military hospital at Fort Monroe. He lies buried at Hampton National Cemetery, Va. In April 1865 the War Department posthumously granted Hilton the Congressional Medal of Honor, one of only 16 awards given to African-Americans in the Civil War. The citation reads as follows:

"When the regimental color fell, this soldier seized the color and carried it forward, together with the national standard until disabled at the enemy's inner line."
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1864.
 
Location. 39° 33.968′ N, 76° 9.827′ W. Marker is near

Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, March 4, 2017
2. Alfred B. Hilton Memorial Park Marker
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Aldino, Maryland, in Harford County. Memorial is on Gravel Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alfred B. Hilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Prospect School (approx. 2.6 miles away); River Crossing (approx. 2.9 miles away); Rock Run (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rock Run Landing (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rock Run Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Havre de Grace Racetrack (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2017, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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