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 372 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.