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The Church of the Generals

St. Johnís Episcopal Church

 
 
The Church of the Generals Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. The Church of the Generals Marker
Inscription.
General Robert E. Lee – Vestryman 1842-1844
General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson – Baptized 1849
General Matthew B. Ridgway (N.A.T.O. Commander) – Baptized 1899
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Other general and flag officers
who have worshipped here are
Joseph H. Bailey, Harvey Brown, John B. Clitz, Willis D. Crittenberger, Isaac D. DeRussy, Calvin DeWitt, Jr., Justin Dimick, William M. Graham, Hubert R. Harmon, Leland S. Hobbs, Lucius R. Holbrook, Charles E. Kilbourne, Russell C. Langdon, Frank Parker, Ewart G. Plank, Henry W. Slocum, Walter Bedell Smith, Henry Stanton, Charles P. Summerall, Forrest E. Williford.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 40° 36.756′ N, 74° 1.884′ W. Marker was in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker was at the intersection of Fort Hamilton Pkwy and 99th Street, on the right when traveling south on Fort Hamilton Pkwy. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Robert E. Lee Tree (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); 12-Inch Naval Gun, Mark V, Model 8 (about 700 feet away, measured in
Marker on Fort Hamilton Pkwy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Marker on Fort Hamilton Pkwy
a direct line); General Robert E. Lee (about 800 feet away); 12-Pounder “Napoleons”, Model of 1857 (Reproductions) (about 800 feet away); First Resistance to British Arms in NY (about 800 feet away); John J. Carty Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Paul Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dover Patrol (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
St. Johnís Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. St. Johnís Episcopal Church
St. John's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 26, 2017
4. St. John's Episcopal Church
Church closed; building for sale.
The Church of the Generals marker removed image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 16, 2016
5. The Church of the Generals marker removed
Only the bolt holes remain. Possibly removed at the time of the church closing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on September 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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