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Skaneateles in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Wm. H.H. Crosier

Wm. H.H. Crosier Marker image. Click for full size.
December 17, 2018
1. Wm. H.H. Crosier Marker
Inscription.  Skaneateles resident awarded Medal of Honor. Badly wounded in Civil War. In 1864 retrieved regiment flag from behind enemy line
Erected 2016 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 286.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 42° 56.696′ N, 76° 25.909′ W. Marker is in Skaneateles, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is at the intersection of West Genesee Street and West Lake Street, on the right when traveling east on West Genesee Street. Located in Shotwell Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Skaneateles NY 13152, 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 crow flies. Sherwood Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of The Great Fire (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John's Beach (approx. 0.3 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Shotwell Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, August 26, 2019
2. Shotwell Memorial Park
The Wm. H.H. Crosier marker is visible in the distance.
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Moravian Missionaries / Gansevoort’s Hundred (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of an Underground Railroad Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lake View Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); N. Leonard's Inn 1798 (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Skaneateles.
Regarding Wm. H.H. Crosier. William H.H. Crosier was a resident of Skaneateles who served during the U.S. Civil War. He enlisted in the Union Army on August 20, 1862. He was mustered into service as a Corporal in Company G of the 149th New York Infantry. He was wounded in the battle of Lookout Mountain but returned to military service and was later promoted to Sergeant on January 1, 1864. In an engagement on July 20, 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia, Sergeant Crosier, was severely wounded and ambushed by Confederate soldiers. With complete disregard for his own life, he went behind enemy lines and retrieved his regiment’s flag. For this heroic action he was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
William Jenkins Shotwell Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, August 26, 2019
3. William Jenkins Shotwell Memorial
Shotwell Memorial Park
Given to the Village of Skaneateles by Florence Thorne Shotwell in memory of William Jenkins Shotwell
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York.   2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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