Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren
Lieutenant Colonel Corps of Engineers, U.S.A.
Born at Cold Spring N.Y. January 8, 1830
Died at Newport R.I. August 8, 1882
Everything with him was subordinated to duty.
Graduated at West Point, 1850. Corps of Engineers U.S. Army. Conducted explorations west of the Mississippi, 1855-58. Served in Army of the Potomac, 1861-65; rose by merit from Lieut. Colonel, 5th New York Vols., to Major General, commanding 5th Army Corps; engaged in 17 great battles, and 20 minor actions; was twice wounded; saved Little Round Top at Gettysburg, and made victory at Five Forks decisive. Of his professional services, 1865-82, the Chief of Engineers stats in orders: “In scientific investigations General Warren had few superiors, and his elaborate reports on some of the most important works which have been confided to the Corps of Engineers are among the most valuable contributions to its literature.”
Presented to the City of Brooklyn
by G.K. Warren Post No 286
Department of New York
Grand Army of the Republic
Erected 1896 by G.K. Warren Post No 286, Department of New York, Grand Army of the Republic.
Location. 40° 40.381′ N, 73° 58.238′ W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11238, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defenders of the Union (within shouting distance of this marker); James T Stranahan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 500 feet away); Alexander Skene Memorial (about 700 feet away); Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pilaster Capitals, 1898 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
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