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Asbury Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Soldiers’ Monument

 
 
Plaque on Base of the Soldiers' Monument image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Plaque on Base of the Soldiers' Monument
Inscription.
In Memory
Of Those Who Fought
in
Defence of the Union.

War of Rebellion
1861-1865


Erected by
C.K. Hall Post
No. 41 G.A.R. Dept. of N.J.
And Womens
Relief Corp No. 25

 
Erected 1893 by C.K. Hall Post No. 41 G.A.R. Dept. of N.J. & Womens Relief Corp No. 25.
 
Location. 40° 13.017′ N, 74° 0.467′ W. Marker is in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Cookman Avenue near Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Located exactly at the intersection of Cookman and Grand Avenues. Marker is in this post office area: Asbury Park NJ 07712, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. President Wilson’s Asbury Park Executive Offices (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); S.S. Morro Castle Disaster (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bradley Beach World War I Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jersey Central Power & Light Employees (approx. 1.2 miles away); New Era Anchor (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shark River Salt Works (approx.
Monument as Seen from Cookman Ave image. Click for full size.
By R. C., January 19, 2008
2. Monument as Seen from Cookman Ave
2.5 miles away); The Spirit of the American Doughboy (approx. 2.6 miles away); Malta Shipwreck (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asbury Park.
 
More about this marker. I saw a picture of this monument on an old post card printed in 1907. The entire little park had bushes and sidewalks around it. Pre- WW I, it was called "Soldiers' Monument."
 
Also see . . .  The Soldiers’ Monument. The following information is from Postcard History Series, Asbury Park by Shirley Ayres, published in 2005 by Arcadia Publishing.

The original statue of a New Jersey 14th Regiment Civil War soldier was placed on the boardwalk by founder James A. Bradley in the 1870s. The statue was on a small pedestal, standing about 10 feet tall. On Memorial Day 1893, the city unveiled the monument in the triangle at Cookman and Grand Avenues. The dedication was led by Cmdr. H. L. Hartshorne of the New Jersey Department, Grand Army of the Republic. The granite base and shaft were donated by George W. Potts of Ocean Grove. The bronze figure of a Union soldier at parade rest was sometimes referred to as “old George Potts.” (Submitted on February 8, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
Soldier Atop Monument image. Click for full size.
By R. C., February 16, 2008
3. Soldier Atop Monument
1. The Cannon

The cannon pictured here are 12-pdr Heavy Dahlgren Boat Howitzers made for the navy 1862. One of these was used on the USS Cricket, a steamer used by the Navy from 1862-65. The boat howitzers were designed for use from ship carriages, boat rail mountings, or from a simple metal land carriage (as displayed here). The howitzers were used by landing parties, or while on ship to counter enemy boarding parties.
    — Submitted February 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Soldiers’ Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1905
4. Soldiers’ Monument Marker
Postcard image, ca 1905.
One of Two Cannons in the Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
5. One of Two Cannons in the Monument Park
Carriage Manufacturer's Order Numbers image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
6. Carriage Manufacturer's Order Numbers
Most carriages mounting Dahlgren boat howitzers were produced by Navy operated facilities.
"Dahlgren" Engraved on Cannon image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
7. "Dahlgren" Engraved on Cannon
Side View of Cannon image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
8. Side View of Cannon
Cannon Elevation Mechanism image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
9. Cannon Elevation Mechanism
A simple threaded knob spliced by an elevating screw provided elevation. Contrast this to standard Army field pieces that used an elevating screw placed under the breech. Also note the lock piece lugs on the rear of the breech. In between the two "fingers" an arm was mounted a hammer. The hammer was pulled to the rear with a lanyard running beneath it. With a tug of the lanyard, the hammer rotated forward and fell upon a percussion primer cap that exploded under pressure.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,259 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on February 16, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   4. submitted on November 4, 2010.   5. submitted on February 8, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on February 16, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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