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Bolivar in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

In Honor of Private Luke Quinn

 
 
In Honor of Private Luke Quinn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 9, 2016
1. In Honor of Private Luke Quinn Marker
Inscription.  
United States Marine
Killed 18 October 1859
During the capture of John Brown
Flagpole and gravesite rededicated by
Marine Corps League Detachment 1143
13 0ctober 2012

 
Erected 2012 by Marine Corps League Detachment 1143.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 19.267′ N, 77° 44.9′ W. Marker is in Bolivar, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Memorial is on U.S. 340 0.1 miles west of Union Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harpers Ferry WV 25425, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simon Bolivar (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pre Civil War Spring House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bolivar Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters (approx. 0.3 miles away); Heads versus Hands (approx. 0.4 miles away); Foundations of Freedom
In Honor of Private Luke Quinn image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 9, 2017
2. In Honor of Private Luke Quinn
Memorial and headstone
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Mayors of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Honoring All Who Served (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bolivar.
 
Also see . . .  Private Luke Quinn – The Unlikely Celebrity of Harpers Ferry. "Free Republic" entry. (Submitted on April 15, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
In Honor of Private Luke Quinn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 9, 2017
3. In Honor of Private Luke Quinn Marker
The rededicated memorial area. The marker is flat in the ground in front of the flagpole.
Private Luke Quinn headstone image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 9, 2017
4. Private Luke Quinn headstone
Period USMC uniform image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 9, 2017
5. Period USMC uniform
St. Peter's Cemetery gates image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 9, 2017
6. St. Peter's Cemetery gates
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on June 11, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 16, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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