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Nockamixon Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hiram Williams Pursell

1837 - 1918

 
 
Hiram Williams Pursell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 19, 2009
1. Hiram Williams Pursell Marker
Inscription.  Born Nockamixon Township, served 6th and 104th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861. Regiment flag bearer, Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862, wounded twice, faced advancing enemy while Union Army in retreat, saved another regiment color from capture after bearer killed. Sgt. Pursell was honorably discharged September 30, 1864. Awarded Medal of Honor May 12, 1894. Immortalized William Trego's Rescue Of The Colors.
 
Erected by Nockamixon Township.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1859.
 
Location. 40° 30.969′ N, 75° 9.608′ W. Marker is in Nockamixon Township, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Beaver Run Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Nockamixon Township Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Old School House Way, Ottsville PA 18942, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Marshall-Walker (approx. 2.6 miles away); Walking Purchase (approx. 2.6 miles away);
Roadside Marker for Nockamixon Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 19, 2009
2. Roadside Marker for Nockamixon Veterans Memorial Park
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Delaware Canal (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cemented in the Past (approx. 3.2 miles away); Gallows Hill (approx. 3˝ miles away); a different marker also named Delaware Canal (approx. 4.6 miles away); Life Along The Canal (approx. 4.6 miles away); Mules and Men (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nockamixon Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. Medal of Honor Narrative. (Submitted on April 21, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.)
2. Rescue of the Colors Painting. (Submitted on April 21, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.)
 
Memorial Plaque at Nockamixon Township Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 19, 2009
3. Memorial Plaque at Nockamixon Township Veterans Memorial Park
A memorial to both the living and the dead of Nockamixon Township who have served in the defense of their country. Dedicated May 30, 1956 by B.S.A. Troop 27
Plaque at Nockamixon Township Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 19, 2009
4. Plaque at Nockamixon Township Veterans Memorial Park
Veterans Memorial Field. In grateful recognition of all service personnel who served our great nation. Memorial Day 1985.
Plaque at Nockamixon Township Park image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, April 19, 2009
5. Plaque at Nockamixon Township Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,209 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 19, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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