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Jim Thorpe in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Mauch Chunk World War II Honor Roll

 
 
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
1. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
southern face
Inscription. Southern face:
To all the Brave Defenders of the Union from the County of Carbon.
Appomattox, 1865.

Northern face:
Wilderness, Hampton Roads, Antietam, Gettysburg
New Orleans, 1815.

Eastern face:
On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents were spread, and glory guards with solemn round the bivouac of the dead.
Mexico, 1847.

Western face:
Erected under the Auspices of Chapman Post No. 61, G.A.R., 1886
Yorktown, 1781.

At the base of the southern face of the monument is a plaque bearing the names of those Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe) service members who served during World War II.
Mauch Chunk
World War II Honor Roll

Those who made the supreme sacrifice
Anthony, Richard J. Corkill, John T. Crilley, Frank Crilley, Melvin J. Devenney, William J. Gyuricsek, Stephen Kilferty, Edward J. Hughes, David L. Jones, Robert Lee Kennedy, Robert F. Long, Ralph W. Mervine, Ray S. Rabe, Harry W. Reabold, Willard M. Rehrig, Cordes M. Shuck, William B. Stahler, John F. Witt, Edward F.

Below the names of those killed in action is an Honor Roll
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
2. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
northern face
listing almost 500 names of Mauch Chunk area World War II era veterans.
 
Erected 1886 by the County of Carbon.
 
Location. 40° 51.832′ N, 75° 44.27′ W. Marker is in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, in Carbon County. Marker is on Susquehanna Street near Packer Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jim Thorpe PA 18229, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Self Made Man (here, next to this marker); Carbon County (a few steps from this marker); Packer Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthracite (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); From Mountain to Market (about 300 feet away); Mauch Chunk Railroad Station (about 300 feet away); Molly Maguire Executions (approx. half a mile away); Colonel Jacob Weiss Monument (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jim Thorpe.
 
Regarding The Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Dedicated in an elaborate ceremony on September 28, 1886, the monument honored veterans of the four great wars the nation had seen so far. The Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War. The six foot three inch soldier standing at parade rest on top was dressed
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
3. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
eastern face
in the uniform of the Union Army of the Civil War. Planned as early as 1873, six companies vied for the design. In the end, the contract went to Monumental Bronze Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The monument was made of white bronze, while the base was made from "artificial stone," as concrete was sometimes called during that era. Sometime over the one and one quarter century since it was built, deterioration of the original cement base became a problem and it was resurfaced with a stone facade.
 
Also see . . .  B26 Marauder Crash, Chimney Rock Mountain, Northern Ireland. This site gives the details behind the air accident that resulted in the death of William J Devenney whose name is recorded on the Mauch Chunk World War II Honor Roll. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by Chris Riddels of Belfast, Northern Ireland.) 
 
Categories. War of 1812War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
4. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
western face
Mauch Chunk World War II Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
5. Mauch Chunk World War II Honor Roll
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dominic Deeble, February 2, 2015
6. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
7. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
View is from the street near the ASA Parker Mansion.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., June 20, 2010
8. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument Marker
View is from the intersection of Broadway and Susquehanna Street. The clock tower on the left is part of the Carbon County Courthouse.
L.V.R.R. Soldiers Monument Picture Post Card image. Click for full size.
By Joe P, circa c1900
9. L.V.R.R. Soldiers Monument Picture Post Card
 
 
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