Governors Island in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Maj. General Hanson E. Ely Retirement
To Maj. General Hanson E. Ely, upon the eve of his retirement. This tablet is dedicated with esteem and affection by the officers and enlisted men of the sixteenth United States Infantry. The precedent for duty well performed established by these, his illustrious predecessors in command, has been most ably perpetuated under his administration.
Maj. General Henry Dearborn Maj. General Jacob Brown Lieut. General Winfield Scott Maj. General John E. Wool Maj. General Hugh Brady Maj. General Edmund P. Gaines Brig. General James Bankhead Colonel Ichabod B. Crane Brig. General John B. Walbach Maj. General Edwin D. Morgan Maj. General John A. Dix Maj. General John J. Peck Maj. General Joseph Hooker Maj. General George G. Meade Maj. General Thomas W. Sherman Maj. General Irvin McDowell Maj. General Winfield S. Hancock General Philip H. Sheridan Lieut. General John M. Schofield Maj. General Oliver O. Howard Lieut. General Nelson A. Miles Maj. General Thomas H. Ruger Maj. General Wesley Merritt Brig. General Royal T. Frank Brig. General George L. Gillespie Maj. General William R. Shafter Maj. General John R. Brooke Lieut. General Arthur McArthur Lieut. General Adna R. Chaffee Lieut. General Henry C. Corbin Maj. General Fredrick D. Grant Maj. General James F. Wade Maj. General
Location. 40° 41.295′ N, 74° 0.918′ W. Marker is in Governors Island, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Evans Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located on Governors Island, in front of the South Battery. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Peter Zenger (here, next to this marker); The South Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The South Battery (a few steps from this marker); St. Cornelius Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Tower Carillon Chimes (within shouting distance of this marker); Oysters in the Harbor: A History (within shouting distance of this marker); Middens and Reefs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Buttermilk Channel and Brooklyn Waterfront (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Governors Island.
Also see . . . History of Governors Island. The Trust for Governors Island website. (Submitted on September 11, 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 September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 378 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.