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Moundsville in Marshall County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Recipients of the Purple Heart

 
 
Recipients of the Purple Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
1. Recipients of the Purple Heart Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to the Recipients of the
Nations oldest military decoration
The Purple Heart

Combat Veterans Wounded
1782 Military Order of
The Purple Heart 1932


My stone is red for
The blood they shed.
The Medal I bear
is my country's way
to show they care.
If I could be seen
by all mankind
maybe peace will
come in my lifetime.

We few, we happy few, we band of brother's.
For he today who sheds his blood with me,
shall be my brother

 
Erected by The Marshall County Chapter #710, Military Order of the Heart.
 
Location. 39° 55.146′ N, 80° 44.719′ W. Marker is in Moundsville, West Virginia, in Marshall County. Marker is on Tomlinson Avenue north of 7th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historic marker is located on the grounds of the county courthouse, by the northeast corner of the courthouse building, on the edge of a small patio park featuring a fountain in the center. Marker is in this post office area: Moundsville WV 26041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Volunteers in the Spanish-American War (within shouting distance of
Recipients of the Purple Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
2. Recipients of the Purple Heart Marker
View of the historic marker with the intersection of Tomlinson Avenue and 7th Street in the distant left background and the east side of the courthouse in the distant right background.
this marker); Old Brick School House (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall County Commemorates Service Men and Women (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin C. Criswell (within shouting distance of this marker); Moundsville / Capt. James Harrod (within shouting distance of this marker); Grave Creek Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Virginia Penitentiary (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moundsville.
 
Categories. Heroes
 
Recipients of the Purple Heart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 15, 2011
3. Recipients of the Purple Heart Marker
View of the historic marker on the south edge of the courthouse yard patio with the fountain in the center of the patio and the courthouse in the distant right background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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