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Barnegat Light in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade

 
 
Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
1. Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade Marker
Inscription.  
built this lighthouse in 1858.
During the Civil War he commanded
the Army of the Potomac, from
Gettysburg to Appomattox (1863 – 1865)
under Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant.

[ Upper Marker: ]
A
portrait in bronze
of
the creator of
Barnegat
Lighthouse
Lt. General
George
Gordon Meade
by Boris Blai

 
Erected by Civil War Round Table of Northern N.J.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 39° 45.856′ N, 74° 6.364′ W. Marker is in Barnegat Light, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in front of the Lighhouse in the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barnegat Light NJ 08006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barnegat Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); Vigilant Guardian (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial
Upper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
2. Upper Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
(within shouting distance of this marker); Old Salty Survivors (within shouting distance of this marker); Maritime Forest Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maritime Sentinels (about 300 feet away); Massacre at Long Beach (about 400 feet away); How Much Water Flows Through Barnegat Inlet (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnegat Light.
 
Marker in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
3. Marker in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
4. Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade Marker
Closeup of Meade Bust image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
5. Closeup of Meade Bust
Barnegat Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
6. Barnegat Lighthouse
Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade built this lighthouse in 1858. The marker, which is visible in the photo, is located at the base of the tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,128 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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