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Soldiers and Sailors Monument

 
 
Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
1. Soldiers and Sailors Monument
The front of the monument honors soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War.
Inscription.  
In memory of the Minute Men of 1776 and the soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War and especially of Captain John H. Post who lies buried here and whose destruction of Acquacknonk Bridge saved General Washington’s army from capture in its retirement from Fort Lee to this spot on November 21, 1776.

[ Back of Monument: ]
In Memoriam
The soldiers and sailors of the Civil War for the preservation of the Union and of the other wars of our country who lie buried in this park which was formerly the cemetery of the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church at Acquacknonk.
May 30, 1924

 
Erected 1924.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1917.
 
Location. 40° 51.311′ N, 74° 7.323′ W. Marker is in Passaic, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker can be reached from River
Back of Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
2. Back of Soldiers and Sailors Monument
The back of the monument honors soldiers and sailors of the Civil War and later wars.
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Drive, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located behind Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Passaic NJ 07055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Daughters of the American Revolution (a few steps from this marker); The Land Upon Which We Pray (a few steps from this marker); Post Grave Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Garritse (within shouting distance of this marker); Nassau Hall Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); General John J. Pershing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Passaic.
 
Soldiers and Sailors Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
3. Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Monument (Rear View) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
4. Monument (Rear View)
Monument at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
5. Monument at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument (seen in center of the photo) is one of several found in the vicinity of the church.
Grave of Captain John H. Post image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
6. Grave of Captain John H. Post
The grave of Capt. Post and his wife is located within sight of the monument.
Captain John H. Post Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, September 25, 2010
7. Captain John H. Post Gravestone
The original gravestones of Capt. Post and his wife are part of a monument found near the memorial.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Mar. 29, 2023