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Near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe

 
 
Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
1. Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe Marker
Inscription. On the morning of December 26, 1776, a small detachment of American Light Infantry, led by Lieutenant James Monroe, aged 19, breached the Hessian defenses at Trenton. This gallent action, in which Monroe was severely wounded, enabled the Continental Forces under George Washington to prevail. The American Revolution had begun its long march to victory at Yorktown, Virginia.

The patriotism, valor, and combat leadership of James Monroe exemplify character strengths of the citizen soldiers who fought to establish the nation and later served it as civilian leaders, which Monroe was to do as Statesman and President.

This "Living Legacy" dedicated April 22, 1989, in his honor by the Honorable John Warner, Unites States Senate; the Honerable John O. Marsh, Jr., Secretary of the Army; the Honorable Everett W. O'Neal, Westmoreland County Supervisors; Colonel Larry E. Gilman, Virginia National Guard; the Reverend Charles Keyser; and Mrs Virginia Sherman
 
Erected 1989.
 
Location. 38° 14.485′ N, 76° 59.351′ W. Marker is near Colonial Beach, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker can be reached from James Monroe Highway (Virginia Route 205), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Beach VA 22443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
2. Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe Marker
Looking West across homestead site towards James Monroe Highway (Virginia Route 205).
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Monroe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of James Monroe (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Monroe (about 400 feet away); Colonial Beach Roll of Honor (approx. 1.6 miles away); Charles B. Smith (approx. 3.2 miles away); History at Oak Grove (approx. 4.1 miles away); Westmoreland Association (approx. 4.1 miles away); Link to the World (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Beach.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Area of Monroe Homesite and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary D. Carter, September 21, 2008
3. Area of Monroe Homesite and Marker
This grassy area is where the original Monroe home stood. The brick stand holds this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. This page has been viewed 944 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2008, by Gary D. Carter of King George, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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