Lancaster in Coos County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
Col. Edward Cross
5th N.H. Infantry Vols.
Born April 22nd, 1832, mortally wounded July 2nd, 1863, while leading his command, the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, at the Battle of Gettysburg, Penn.
The Fighting Fifth
Raised and disciplined by Col. Cross performed distinguished service through the war and was led by him in the battles of Rappahannock, Fair Oaks, Yorktown, Savages Station, Peach Orchard, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, Charles City, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg.
This monument is erected in memory of the accomplished journalist, brave pioneer, chivalric soldier, affectionate son, true friend and faithful craftsman who after a life of adventure at the commercial and political centers and in the distant territories of the Republic, died for its honor and integrity.
Gentle, courteous and brave, the story of his life closes with the fitting record.
Died on the Field of Honor.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • War, US Civil.
Location. 44° 29.462′ N, 71° 34.175′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster NH 03584, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lancaster War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lancaster Main Street Program’s (approx. ¼ mile away); The Thompson Legacy (approx. ¼ mile away); First Church of Lancaster (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lancaster War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wilder-Holton House (approx. half a mile away); Lancaster N. H.: Stories of People and Places (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Also see . . .
1. With Colonel Cross. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. New England Historical Society. (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
3. Edward E. Cross (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
4. Colonel Edward E. Cross. Lancaster NH: Stories of People & Places (Submitted on September 9, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 8, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. 4. submitted on September 29, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.