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Calvary Cemetery Civil War Veterans

 
 
Calvary Cemetery Civil War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 9, 2018
1. Calvary Cemetery Civil War Veterans Marker
Inscription.  Consecrated on 1857 by the Most Rev. John Martin Henni, first archbishop of Milwaukee, Calvary Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 300 Union Civil War veterans including two Medal of Honor recipients: Boatswain’s Mate John Breen, USS Commodore Perry (Block 5A) and 1st Lt. Edward McGinn, 54th Ohio Infantry Regiment (Block 20). Also interred here are veterans of many other armed conflicts beginning with the Mexican-American War. Since 1927, Calvary has been the site of an annual Memorial Day service sponsored by C.K. Pier Badger Camp 1, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and Auxilliary 4.
 
Erected 2018 by Women’s Relief Corps; C.K. Pier Badger Camp 1, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; C.K. Pier Badger Auxilliary 4, Auxilliary to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.; Milwaukee Police Post 415 of the American Legion; Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
John Breen Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 9, 2018
2. John Breen Grave Marker
. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 43° 2.19′ N, 87° 58.923′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Memorial is on West Bluemound Road ¼ mile east of Hawley Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5503 W Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee WI 53208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wood National Cemetery Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Wood National Cemetery Memorial Section (approx. half a mile away); In Honor of the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robin Yount (approx. 0.7 miles away); Henry Aaron (approx. 0.7 miles away); Allan H. Selig (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Mr. Baseball" (approx. 0.7 miles away); National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Edward McGinn Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, July 9, 2018
3. Edward McGinn Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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