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Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Uncle Sam”

 
 
“Uncle Sam” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
1. “Uncle Sam” Marker
Inscription.  
U.   S.
In loving memory
of
“Uncle Sam”
the name
originating with
Samuel Wilson
1766 --- 1854
during the War of 1812
and since adopted by
the United States.

 
Erected 1931 by his granddaughter Marion Wilson (Sheldon).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1766.
 
Location. 42° 45.752′ N, 73° 40.103′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is located in section F of Oakwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General John Ellis Wool (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Panoramic View of American History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amos Eaton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Major General Joseph Bradford Carr (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warren Family Mortuary Chapel: 1861 (approx. ¼ mile away); George Henry Thomas
Marker in Oakwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
2. Marker in Oakwood Cemetery
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); San Francisco Giants (approx. 0.3 miles away); Troy, N.Y. Hall of Famers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
“Uncle Sam” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
3. “Uncle Sam” Marker
During the War of 1812, Samuel Wilson supplied meat to the United States army. Wilson put the initials "U. S." on his goods, which stood for United States as well as for his nickname "Uncle Sam."
“Uncle Sam” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
4. “Uncle Sam” Marker
Grave of Samuel Wilson and wife Betsey Mann image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
5. Grave of Samuel Wilson and wife Betsey Mann
“Uncle Sam” Poster image. Click for full size.
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6. “Uncle Sam” Poster
The modern image of “Uncle Sam” originates from this 1916 army recruitment poster created by James Montgomery Flagg.
Uncle Sam Gravesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 20, 2018
7. Uncle Sam Gravesite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   7. submitted on March 27, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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