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Near Pocono Lake in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Henry Christman

First At Arlington

 
 
William Henry Christman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, May 21, 2017
1. William Henry Christman Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War, Christman of Pocono Lake enlisted in the 67th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. He sent his military pay and enlistment bonus to his penniless parents so they could buy land for a family home and farm. On May 13, 1864 Private William Henry Christman was the first soldier buried at Robert E. Lee’s Virginia estate. That hallowed ground is now known as Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected 2017 by Rick and Ruth Bodenschatz.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania History Tour, Tobyhanna Township series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 13, 1864.
 
Location. 41° 6.856′ N, 75° 30.735′ W. Marker is near Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 940 and North Shore Road, on the right when traveling east on State Route 940. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pocono Pines PA 18350, 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
Dedicated by (L to R) Rick Bodenschatz, Ruth Bodenschatz, Barbara Christman Page & husband Don Page image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, May 21, 2017
2. Dedicated by (L to R) Rick Bodenschatz, Ruth Bodenschatz, Barbara Christman Page & husband Don Page
Barbara Christman Page is the Great Grandniece of William Henry Christman
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crow flies. Sullivan Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wagner's Tree Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Isaac Stauffer (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Lumbering Industry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Forest Products Industry (approx. 1˝ miles away); Salem United Church of Christ (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tobyhanna Township World War One Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Commitment to Education (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocono Lake.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Henry Christman Dedication Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Henry Christman Story. (Submitted on August 7, 2019.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 247 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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