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Revolutionary War Memorial 1930

Veterans Memorial 1999

 
 
Revolutionary War Memorial 1930 Veterans Memorial 1999 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 9, 2008
1. Revolutionary War Memorial 1930 Veterans Memorial 1999 Marker
Inscription.  On this site are interred the remains of 110 soldiers from General Washington's Continental Army. Wounded at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, these soldiers were transported to Lititz between December 1777 and August 1778. Hospitalized in the Moravian Brethren's House, they succumbed to their wounds or illnesses and were buried in unmarked graves due to the religious beliefs of the community. To honor their ultimate sacrifices this memorial was dedicated in 1930. Their remains were discovered in 1932, and re-interred here. They were buried without written record of their identities making them some of America's first unknown soldiers.
 
Erected by Veterans of VFW Post 1463 and American Legion Post 56, Lititz, PA.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1777.
 
Location. 40° 9.289′ 
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N, 76° 17.68′ W. Marker is in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Main Street and Elm Street, on the right when traveling east on E. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lititz PA 17543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of 110 Soldiers of the Continental Army (a few steps from this marker); Lititz Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Moravian Gemeinhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Site in 1861 Julius Sturgis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Linden Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Augustus Sutter Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leichenkapellchen or Corpse House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lititz Moravian Congregation (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lititz.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,225 times since then and 10 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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