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Batavia in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capt. Charles F. Rand

In Memory of

 

1839 - 1908

 
Capt. Charles F. Rand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Patrick Weissend, August 14, 2007
1. Capt. Charles F. Rand Marker
Inscription. A native Batavian who once lived at No. 4 Liberty Street. Charles Franklin Rand is officially recognized by the Congress of the United States as the first person to answer President Lincoln's appeal for volunteers in the Civil War on April 15, 1861. Shortly thereafter, on July 18, 1861 at age 22 and as a member of Company K, 12th New York Volunteers, he distinguished himself in the First Battle of Bull Run at Blackburn's Ford, Virginia, and became one of the first soldiers in American military history to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery where a monument stands in his honor. His medal is on display on the Holland Land Office Museum. This Memorial Erected by The Holland Purchase Historical Society May 23, 1992
 
Erected 1992 by Holland Purchase Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 42° 59.96′ N, 78° 11.45′ W. Marker is in Batavia, New York, in Genesee County. Marker is on West Main Street when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 West Main Street, Batavia NY 14020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Direct View Capt. Charles F. Rand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
2. Direct View Capt. Charles F. Rand Marker
of this marker. Batavia (a few steps from this marker); Paolo Busti Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the Soldiers Sailors and Marines of Genesee County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Genesee County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Genesee County (approx. mile away); Early Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Batavia Club (approx. half a mile away); Centennial Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batavia.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Westward View Capt. Charles F. Rand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 6, 2014
3. Westward View Capt. Charles F. Rand Marker
Marker is at the mouth of the cannon. View is from the porch of the Holland Land Office Museum. Please see a couple more pictures on the "Batavia" marker panel that include both markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2011, by Patrick Weissend of Corfu, New Yok. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 10, 2011, by Patrick Weissend of Corfu, New Yok.   2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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