Chippewa Falls in Chippewa County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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As the squad advanced through concentrated fire, the leader was killed and Sergeant Mower assumed command. In order to bring direct fire upon the enemy, he had started to lead his men across the stream, which by this time was churned by machinegun and rifle fire, but he was severely wounded before reaching the opposite bank.
After signalling his unit to halt he realized his own exposed position was the most advantageous point from which to direct the attack, and stood fast. Half submerged, gravely wounded, but refusing to seek shelter or accept aid of any kind, he continued to shout and signal to his squad as he directed it in the destruction of two enemy machineguns and numerous riflemen.
Discovering that the intrepid man in the stream was largely responsible for the successful action being taken against them, the remaining Japanese concentrated the full
Sergeant Mower's gallant initiative and heroic determination aided materially in the successful completion of his squad's mission. His magnificent leadership was an inspiration to those with whom he served.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Military. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1861.
Location. 44° 56.414′ N, 91° 23.807′ W. Marker is in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa County. Marker is on North Bridge Street south of East Cedar Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is at the Chippewa County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 711 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sokup's Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Rutledge Charity (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Federal Building & Early Mail Service (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Hiram S. Allen Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of the Mason Shoe Factory (approx. ¼ mile away); Ronald P. AndersThe Norway House & the Birthplace of Alexander Wiley (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippewa Falls.
Also see . . .
1. Charles E. Mower. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on April 9, 2011.)
2. Charles E. Mower. Find A Grave entry. (Submitted on April 9, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 2,481 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 9, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.