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Financial District in Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

New York State Society of the Cincinnati

1783     1957

 
 
New York State Society of the Cincinnati Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2009
1. New York State Society of the Cincinnati Marker
Inscription.  
Erected by the
New York State
Society of the Cincinnati

To the Memory of
Alexander Hamilton
1757 - 1804
Lieutenant Colonel
Aide de Camp to Gen. Washington
And Those Other Officers of the Continental Army & Navy Original Members of the Society Whose Remains are Interred in the Churchyards of Trinity Parish   *  *  *

Richard Montgomery  • Major-General Cont Army  •  Silas Talbot  Captain Cont Navy  •  John Lamb  Colonel - Second Artillery •   Aquila Giles   Lt.-Colonel A.D.C. to Gen St. Clair  •  Thomas Randall  Captain - Third Artillery  •  Abel Holden  Captain Sixth Regiment, Mass. Line  •  Charles McKnight  Surgeon General of Hospitals  •  Horatio Gates  Major-General Cont Army   •  James Nicholson  Captain, Cont Army   •   Marinus Willett  Lt. Colonel, Fifth Regiment, NY Line  •  E.M.B. de Rochefontaine  Captain - Engineers   •   Edward Dunscomb  Captain - Fourth Regiment N.Y. Line  •  John Pray  Captain,
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First Regiment, Mass Line
  •  Cornelius Swartwout  Capt.-Lieutenant, Second Artillery  •  John Francis Vacher   •     Surgeon   Fourth Regiment, N.Y. Line
 
Erected 1957 by New York State Society of the Cincinnati.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1757.
 
Location. 40° 42.462′ N, 74° 0.717′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in the Financial District. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Marker is located in the south churchyard of Trinity Church in lower Manhattan. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain James Lawrence & Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow (here, next to this marker); The Honorable John Watts (a few steps from this marker); September 17, 1951 (a few steps from this marker); April 20, 1951 (a few steps from this marker); October 8, 1951 (a few steps from this marker); May 24, 1951 (a few steps from this marker); Trinity Church (a few
Marker in Trinity Churchyard image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2009
2. Marker in Trinity Churchyard
steps from this marker); Queen Elizabeth II (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
More about this marker. The emblem of the Society of the Cincinnati appears at the top of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  The Society of the Cincinnati - Our Story. Society website homepage (Submitted on May 19, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
South Churchyard at Trinity Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2009
3. South Churchyard at Trinity Church
The marker can be seen here on the left behind the fence. To the right of it (on this side of the fence) is a monument to Captain James Lawrence, a hero of the War of 1812. The white pyramid of Alexander Hamilton's grave can also be seen to the far right in the background.
Grave of Alexander Hamilton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
4. Grave of Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton's grave can be seen from the marker. His duel with Aaron Burr was considered so disgraceful, dueling being a capital offense in New York at the time, that rectors of Trinity Church buried him as far from the church as possible.
Colonel Marinus Willett   1740-1830 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2009
5. Colonel Marinus Willett   1740-1830
On June 6th, 1775, Col. Marinus Willett seized muskets from British forces which he provided to Continental troops under his command. His grave is located just east of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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