Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Benj. H. Hodgson
Lieut. 7th U.S. Calvery
J. B. & M. A. Hodgson
Killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn
June 25, 1876
in the 28th year of his age
[ Left of Monument ]
[ 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laurel Hill Cemetery: A Garden For The Dead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. Henry J. Biddle (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Lewis (approx. ¼ mile away); Strawberry Mansion Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (approx. 0.3 miles away); Laurel Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Thomson (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.)
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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 708 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.