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Brevet Brigadier General Norman J. Maxwell

 
 
Brevet Brigadier General Norman J. Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. Brevet Brigadier General Norman J. Maxwell Marker
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In 1861 Norman J. Maxwell joined as a Private in Company E of the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, known as the "Roundheads." Promoted through the ranks to Colonel, Maxwell was awarded Brevet Brigadier General of the U.S. Volunteers in 1865 for gallant and meritorious service.
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After the Civil War, General Maxwell returned to Pine Grove and opened a mercantile business. Over the next 30 years, he was active in the community, serving two terms as Grove City Burgess. He died in 1929 at the age of 94 and is buried in Woodland Cemetery, North Broad Street Ext.

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and Doug and Linda McMullen and McMullen Travel Associates.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 41° 9.538′ N, 80° 5.196′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania
Brevet Brigadier General Norman J. Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
2. Brevet Brigadier General Norman J. Maxwell Marker
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, in Mercer County. Memorial is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of College Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 South Broad Street, Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McMullen Travel (here, next to this marker); History of Grove City (a few steps from this marker); Ted Hines and Pine Instrument Company (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named History of Grove City (within shouting distance of this marker); Dotty McGill School of Dance (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named History of Grove City (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Foster (within shouting distance of this marker); Wendell August (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on one in a series of low sandstone obelisks along South Broad Street (the downtown commercial district) with markers on three sides and a cast Borough of Grove City emblem on the fourth side (facing the street).
 
Also see . . .
1. Short Biography: Colonel Norman J. Maxwell (1834-1929) (David L. Welch). (Submitted on April 14, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Colonel Norman J. Maxwell On-line Museum. (Submitted on April 14, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Brevet Brigadier General Norman J. Maxwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
3. Brevet Brigadier General Norman J. Maxwell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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