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Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civil War Memorial

 
 
Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2022
1. Civil War Memorial
Inscription.  
This Tablet
was here placed on the
Thirtieth day of May
1868
by the members of
Post No. 68, Dept. of Pennsylvania
Grand Army of the Republic,
to show their appreciation of, and to keep alive in the memory
of their descendants, the good deeds of their companions in arms
who fell during the Great Rebellion.
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But to the hero, when his sword
Has won the battle for the free,
Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word,
And in its hollow tones are heard
The thanks of millions yet to be.
[Text excerpt from MARCO BOZZARIS, a poem by
Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790-1867)]
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GAR - SUV
Antietam • Bull Run • Fredericksburg • North Anna • Cold Harbor
Vicksburg • Chancellorsville • Franklin • Gettysburg
Wilderness • Spotsylvania • Sailors Creek • Appomattox • Petersburg

 
Erected 1868 by Watkins Post No. 68, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic.
 
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Location. 41° 46.462′ N, 76° 26.542′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Memorial is on William Street (Pennsylvania Route 1039) north of Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Riverside Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Towanda PA 18848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Guy Hulett Watkins (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. A. Decker House (about 600 feet away); Dr. Samuel Huston House (about 700 feet away); John Boyle (about 800 feet away); David Wilmot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maxwell-Bennett House (approx. 0.2 miles away); James H. Hawes House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Towanda's Oldest House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Regarding Civil War Memorial. The namesake of Towanda's GAR post, LTC Guy Hulett Watkins (1831-1864), 141st PA Inf, killed in action on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg VA, is buried in this cemetery.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. MARCO BOZZARIS, by Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790-1867)
Civil War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 30, 2022
2. Civil War Memorial
. (Submitted on July 1, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pvt Silas Gore Camp 141, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Pavilion. (Submitted on July 1, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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