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Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Monument

 
 
Confederate Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
1. Confederate Monument Marker
Inscription.
Erected
by the
United States
to mark the burial place
of
2436 Confederate soldiers
who died at Fort Delaware
while prisoners of war
and whose graves cannot
now be individually identified.

 
Location. 39° 36.701′ N, 75° 33.368′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is on Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in the northwest corner of Finn's Point National Cemetery in Killcohook National Refuge. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Finnís Point National Cemetery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Finnís Point National Cemetery (about 600 feet away); 1872 Construction (approx. half a mile away); Peace Magazine: † 1904 (approx. half a mile away); Battery Krayenbuhlís 5-inch rapid fire guns (approx. half a mile away); Ammunition Hoist (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
 
More about this marker. Plaques on all four sides of the monument contain
Confederate Monument in Finn's Point National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
2. Confederate Monument in Finn's Point National Cemetery
The Confederate memorial obelisk is built of reinforced concrete and is covered with a facing of Pennsylvania granite. It stands 85 feet tall and was completed in 1912.
the names of the 2,436 Confederate soldiers buried in this cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  Finn's Point National Cemetery. Fort Delaware Society. (Submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Front of the Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
3. Front of the Confederate Monument
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
4. Left Side of Monument
The plaques on the sides of the Confederate Monument list the 2,436 Confederate who are buried in this cemetery.
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
5. Right Side of Monument
Rear of the Confederate Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2009
6. Rear of the Confederate Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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