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The Cottage 1872

 
 
The Cottage 1872 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 3, 2010
1. The Cottage 1872 Marker
Inscription.
25-yr. restoration 1983-2008
Home of Civil War "Boy General", Edward Burd Grubb
The Cottage 1872

General Edward Burd Grubb
November 13, 1841 - July 7, 1913
• Born, Burlington, NJ; Graduated Burlington College 1860
• Enlisted May 1861. 3rd NJ Volunteer Infantry, age 19
• Commissioned First Lieutenant, 1862
• Promoted, Major, Nov. 1862, 23rd NJ Volunteer Infantry
• Promoted, Colonel, regimental commander, March 1863, 10th NJ Volunteer Infantry; wounded in action, June 1863
• Mustered out as the regiment's enlistment expired
• One year recruiting and training
• Commission, Colonel, commander, 37th NJ Volunteer Infantry
• Mustered, October 1864
• Brevet promotion, to Brigadier General, March 13, 1865, U.S. Volunteers, for "Gallant and Meritorious services during the war."
• At 24, the second youngest Union Army General in the Civil War
• Ceremonial Captain, 18 years, First Troop Phila City Cavalry
• Colonel, New Jersey National Guard
• Appointed United States Minister to Spain, 1890 to 1892
• Campaigned for NJ Governor's office; Died in Newark, NJ
• Buried 1913, St. Mary's Episcopal Churchyard, Burlington, NJ

Frank H. Furness, Architect
November 12, 1839 - June 27, 1912
• Apprentice to architect
The Cottage 1872 Marker on Wood Street side of home image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 3, 2010
2. The Cottage 1872 Marker on Wood Street side of home
Richard Morris Hunt.
• Enlisted, Co. 1, 6th Pa. Cavalry, "Rush's Lancers," 1861.
• Commissioned Lieutenant; Promoted, Captain
• 1864: returned home to resume Philadelphia architecture career.
• Designed nearly 650 buildings, including some of Philadelphia's most prominent structures.
• Among the most highly-paid architects of his time.
• Personal friend of General E. Burd Grubb following Civil War.
• Popular speaker at veterans' organizations and functions.
• Furness was reportedly retained by General Grubb to create this building and its mirror twin next door, a guest residence.
• Furness designed General Grubb's next home on twelve acres downriver in Edgewater Park
• Furness completed area commissions including sepulchres for Grubb's brother and parents, St. Mary's Churchyard, Burlington.
• Furness was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, Sept 1899, in recognition of gallant service at Trevilian Station.
• Frank H. Furness is the only American architect to win the Medal of Honor.
 
Location. 40° 4.836′ N, 74° 51.71′ W. Marker is in Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Wood Street and Riverbank, on the right when traveling north on Wood Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NJ 08016, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Front of The Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, August 3, 2010
3. Front of The Cottage
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Burlington County’s Historical Downtown (within shouting distance of this marker); Engine of Industrial Progress (within shouting distance of this marker); Hub of Transportation and Commerce (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Burlington (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hope Steam Fire Engine Company No. 1 (about 600 feet away); Important Men of 206 High Street, Burlington (about 700 feet away); Free Library (about 700 feet away); Ockanickon (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 758 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on September 19, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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