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Enlisted Men

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
1. Enlisted Men Marker
Inscription.  Both Union Soldiers training at Ft. Warren and Confederate prisoners of war were quartered along this side of the fort, often in adjoining rooms. his area also contained a schoolroom, 1900-volume library, and a chapel which was used almost daily by the Southerners. Both groups battled monotony by playing football, pitching quoits, and engaging in group songfests. North-South tensions were often reflected in taunts between the soldiers. When Unionists sang "John Brown's Body," Confederates reminded them of the Union loss at Bull Run. In return, when news of General Grant's capture of Ft. Donelson reached Ft. Warren, Union soldiers paraded with a sign reading "Bull Run Outdone"
 
Erected by Boston Harbor Islands State Park.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list.
 
Location. 42° 19.215′ N, 70° 55.598′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Plymouth
Enlisted Men Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, August 2012
2. Enlisted Men Marker
County. Marker is located in Fort Warren on Georges Island. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hull MA 02045, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bastion C (a few steps from this marker); Political Prisoners (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mess (within shouting distance of this marker); Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Dark Arch" (within shouting distance of this marker); Parade Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Bartlett (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Powder Magazine (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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