Fort Monmouth in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General Dunwoody was Chief Signal Officer in Cuba from 22 Dec 1898-24 May 1901. Under his leadership, the United States Army Signal Corps reconstructed, extended, and modernized the entire Cuban Telegraph System.
Erected by US Army.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Communications • War, Spanish-American.
Location. 40° 18.944′ N, 74° 2.62′ W. Marker is in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Memorial is at the intersection of Sherrill Avenue and Brewer and Malterer Avenues on Sherrill Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monmouth NJ 07703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Van Kirk Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Army Signal Corps World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of the Bulge Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tribute to Combat Pigeons This steam engine rim (approx. 0.7 miles away); This light stood (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eatontown, New Jersey Fire Department and World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monmouth.
More about this marker. Note: Ft. Monmouth is closed and access to the Post is restricted.
Regarding Dunwoody Park. Dunwoody Park is located at the intersection of Brewer and Malterer Avenues with Sherrill Avenue. Per General Orders Number 82, dated September 22, 1950, this park was named in memory of BG Henry H.C. Dunwoody (1842-1933). BG Dunwoody was the Chief Signal Officer in Cuba from 22 December 1898 – 24 May 1901. Under his leadership, the U.S. Army reconstructed, extended, and modernized the entire Cuban Telegraph System. Dunwoody Park is the site of the Spanish-American War Memorial.
1. Where was Brig. General Dunwoody born (what state)?
I went to the 1. Micro-Wave Signal Corp. School and the Tropo (5) week school (Fort Monmouth) in 1964-1965. I was assigned to Fort Davis, Canal Zone ( 1966-1967- 18 months) as at the Microwave Station, over looking Gatun Lake. I have fond memories of Fort Monmouth. As a matter of fact, my last 4 months in the service (was discharged from Ft. Monmouth) I was a Micro-Wave Instructor at Fort Monmouth.(Sp-5)
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Editor's Note: Brig. General Dunwoody was born in Highland County, Ohio, Oct. 23, 1842.
— Submitted July 17, 2012, by William H. Dunwoody of Drexel Hill, Pa..
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2008, by Chrissie Tate Reilly of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,613 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2008, by Chrissie Tate Reilly of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.