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Hector Tyndale

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
1. Hector Tyndale Marker
Inscription.  
Born March 24, 1821.
Died March 19, 1880.
”Give me light to see and
strength to do my duty.”
Major 28 Pennsylvania Volunteers.
June 28, 1861.
Lt. Col. 28 Pennsylvania Volunteers.
April 25, 1862.
Brigadier General U.S. Volunteers.
November 29, 1862.
“For resolute courage, conspicuous
gallantry, self-possession and
judgement at Antietam.”
Brevet Major General U.S. Volunteers.
March 13, 1865.
“For Gallant and Meritorious services
during the war.”

 
Location. 40° 0.241′ N, 75° 11.386′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Memorial can be reached from Ridge Avenue north of West Hunting Park Avenue (U.S. 13), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Section H, Lot 1. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Thomson (within shouting distance of this marker); Elisha Kent Kane (within shouting distance of this marker); General Hugh Mercer
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
2. Hector Tyndale Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas McKean (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commodore Isaac Hull (about 400 feet away); Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell (about 500 feet away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (about 500 feet away); Laurel Hill Cemetery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Tyndale's Brigade
 
Also see . . .
1. Hector Tyndale (Find a Grave). A prominent businessman and abolitionist in Philadelphia prior to the War. Elevated to brigade command despite being only a Lieutenant Colonel, he commanded his unit in the brutal fighting at the Battle of Antietam, being wounded twice and having three horses shot out from under him. Commanded a brigade at the Battle of Chattanooga, and rose to command a division after the battle. In March 1865 he received the brevet of Major General, US Volunteers in recognition of his wartime services. (Submitted on August 31, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Hector Tyndale (Wikipedia). After
Hector Tyndale Monument (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 27, 2019
3. Hector Tyndale Monument (wide view)
his career in the army, Tyndale returned to his business in Philadelphia. In 1876 Tyndale's prominence in the porcelain business caused his selection as one of the judges for the Centennial Exhibition. (Submitted on September 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Hector Tyndale: Fine China & Ceramics Importer, Philantropist, Abolitionist, and Civil War General. Hector Tyndale was a man of high culture and sophistication. As one of Philadelphia’s leading importers of ceramics and glasswork, Tyndale also pursued his interests in literature, philosophy, science, and the fine arts. Actively involved in cultural, business, and civic affairs, he was also among the city’s biggest philanthropists. It may seem just a bit out of character then for a man so refined to also be a fierce warrior and a fearless leader on the field of battle. (Submitted on September 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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