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Benj. H. Hodgson

Lieut. 7th U.S. Calvery

 
 
Benj. H. Hodgson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2011
1. Benj. H. Hodgson Marker
Inscription.
Son of
J. B. & M. A. Hodgson
Killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn
Custer Massacre
June 25, 1876
in the 28th year of his age

[ Left of Monument ]
U. S.
Military Academy
West Point
Class 1870

[ Right of Monument ]
He the prize hath won
Earth’s conflict o’er, its warfare done,
He entered fame’s bright portal!
And o’er the ford – beyond the strife,
Above the stream of earthly life,
He’s gained the life immortal!

 
Location. 39° 59.874′ N, 75° 11.333′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. Henry J. Biddle (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Lewis (approx. ¼ mile away); Strawberry Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away); Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (approx. 0.3 miles
Left of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2011
2. Left of Monument
away); Laurel Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Thomson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876. An eyewitness account of Custer's last stand from EyeWitness to History.com (Submitted on March 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Memorial to Benjamin H. Hodgson, Class of 1870. From program for the Eight Annual Reunion of the Association of the Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York   June 14, 1877. (Submitted on March 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWars, US Indian
 
Right of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2011
3. Right of Monument
A poem by R.N. Price appears on the right side of the monument.
Grave of Lt. Benjamin Hodgson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2011
4. Grave of Lt. Benjamin Hodgson
Benj. H. Hodgson Marker in Laurel Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 14, 2011
5. Benj. H. Hodgson Marker in Laurel Hill Cemetery
Benjamin H. Hodgson was an aid to Col. Marcus Reno during the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. After being wounded several times, Hodgson fell at the foot of a bluff that was being held by survivors of his regiment. Since the spot where he fell was occupied by federal soldiers, his body was spared the mutilation that other fallen soldiers were subjected to. Originally buried on the bluff where he fell, Hodgson’s remains were later transferred to Laurel Hill Cemetery in his native Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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