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Respect

 
 
Respect Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. Respect Marker
Inscription. Joseph Plum Martin, age 15, enlisted for 6 months service in the 5th Connecticut Regiment on July 6, 1776 and served the Continental cause until freedom was secured. During his 7 years of service he participated in the campaigns of the mid-Atlantic and the Southern departments. He was routed by the enemy in New York, trained at Valley Forge, endured hunger and suffered exposure in the rain and foul weather, shielding his musket with his body. He helped forge the traditions of Honor, Loyalty, Duty and Selfless Service that forge the basis for our Army’s values. On the evening of October 14, 1781, as a Non-commissioned officer in the handpicked Corps of Sappers and Miners, he participated with French forces in the decisive assault on Redoubts 9 and 10 of the British line at Yorktown. Although the French, once long time enemies to the English speaking colonies, had just become allies, this victory of coalition warfare added another value to the Army tradition….Respect.

“Our watchword was “Rochambeau”, the commander of the French forces’ name, a good watchword, for being pronounced Ro-sham-bow, it sounded, when pronounced quick, like rush-on-boys…. As soon as the firing began, our people began to cry, “The fort’s our own!” and it was Rush on boys”.
Sergeant Joseph Plum Martin Corps of

Insert - Yorktown surrounded image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. Insert - Yorktown surrounded
Sappers and Miners Assault on Redoubt #10, Yorktown October 14th, 1781
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.233′ N, 77° 9.471′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War (here, next to this marker); Technical History (within shouting distance of this marker); Personal Courage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Capture of Redoubt #10 (within shouting distance of this marker); Corporal Eugene C. Rivera (within shouting distance of this marker); Defender of Pusan (within shouting distance of this marker); Smallpox (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Smallpox (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Regarding Respect. One of a series of markers highlighting Army values.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 118 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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