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Asbury Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Soldiers’ Monument

 
 
Plaque on Base of the Soldiers' Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. Plaque on Base of the Soldiers' Monument
Inscription.  
In Memory
Of Those Who Fought
in
Defence of the Union.

War of Rebellion
1861-1865


Erected by
C.K. Hall Post
No. 41 G.A.R. Dept. of N.J.
And Womens
Relief Corp No. 25

 
Erected 1893 by C.K. Hall Post No. 41 G.A.R. Dept. of N.J. & Womens Relief Corp No. 25.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 40° 13.017′ N, 74° 0.467′ W. Marker is in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Cookman Avenue near Grand Avenue. Located exactly at the intersection of Cookman and Grand Avenues. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Asbury Park NJ 07712, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. President Wilson’s Asbury Park Executive Offices (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); S.S. Morro Castle Disaster (approx. 0.7 miles away); Honey Suckle Rose (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bradley Beach World War I Monument (approx.
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1.1 miles away); Jersey Central Power & Light Employees (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Era Anchor (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shark River Salt Works (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Spirit of the American Doughboy (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asbury Park.
 
More about this monument. I saw a picture of this monument on an old post card printed in 1907. The entire little park had bushes and sidewalks around it. Pre- WW I, it was called "Soldiers' Monument."
 
Also see . . .  The Soldiers’ Monument. The following information is from Postcard History Series, Asbury Park by Shirley Ayres, published in 2005 by Arcadia Publishing.

The original statue of a New Jersey 14th Regiment Civil War soldier was placed on the boardwalk by founder James A. Bradley in the 1870s. The statue was on a small pedestal, standing about 10 feet tall. On Memorial Day 1893, the city unveiled the monument in the triangle at Cookman and Grand Avenues. The dedication was led by Cmdr. H. L. Hartshorne of the New Jersey Department, Grand Army of the Republic. The granite base and shaft were donated by George W. Potts of Ocean Grove. The bronze figure of a Union soldier at parade rest was sometimes referred to as “old George Potts.” (Submitted on February 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Monument as Seen from Cookman Ave image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., January 19, 2008
2. Monument as Seen from Cookman Ave
 
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Cannon
The cannon pictured here are 12-pdr Heavy Dahlgren Boat Howitzers made for the navy 1862. One of these was used on the USS Cricket, a steamer used by the Navy from 1862-65. The boat howitzers were designed for use from ship carriages, boat rail mountings, or from a simple metal land carriage (as displayed here). The howitzers were used by landing parties, or while on ship to counter enemy boarding parties.
    — Submitted February 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Soldier Atop Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C., February 16, 2008
3. Soldier Atop Monument
Soldiers’ Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
4. Soldiers’ Monument Marker
Postcard image, ca 1905.
One of Two Cannons in the Monument Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
5. One of Two Cannons in the Monument Park
Carriage Manufacturer's Order Numbers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
6. Carriage Manufacturer's Order Numbers
Most carriages mounting Dahlgren boat howitzers were produced by Navy operated facilities.
"Dahlgren" Engraved on Cannon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
7. "Dahlgren" Engraved on Cannon
Side View of Cannon image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
8. Side View of Cannon
Cannon Elevation Mechanism image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
9. Cannon Elevation Mechanism
A simple threaded knob spliced by an elevating screw provided elevation. Contrast this to standard Army field pieces that used an elevating screw placed under the breech. Also note the lock piece lugs on the rear of the breech. In between the two "fingers" an arm was mounted a hammer. The hammer was pulled to the rear with a lanyard running beneath it. With a tug of the lanyard, the hammer rotated forward and fell upon a percussion primer cap that exploded under pressure.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,652 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.   3. submitted on February 16, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.   4. submitted on November 4, 2010.   5. submitted on February 8, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.   6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 16, 2008, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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