Jim Thorpe in Carbon County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Mauch Chunk World War II Honor Roll
To all the Brave Defenders of the Union from the County of Carbon.
Wilderness, Hampton Roads, Antietam, Gettysburg
On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents were spread, and glory guards with solemn round the bivouac of the dead.
Erected under the Auspices of Chapman Post No. 61, G.A.R., 1886
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.
World War II Honor Roll
Those who made the supreme sacrifice
Below the names of those killed in action is an Honor Roll
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 walking distance of this marker. The Self Made Man (here, next to this marker); Carbon County (a few steps from this marker); Joe Boyle Plaza (within shouting distance of 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); National War Savings Campaign of 1918 (about 400 feet 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 in the uniform
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 1812 • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
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