York in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Soldiers and Sailors of the Late War of the Rebellion
Location. 39° 57.428′ N, 76° 43.637′ W. Marker is in York, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on West College Avenue near South Beaver Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: York PA 17401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penn Common (within shouting distance of this marker); James Smallwood Schoolhouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); York County Prison (approx. ¼ mile away); Major John Clark (approx. 0.3 miles away); Globe Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); York and York County World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonel Thomas Hartley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherry Lane (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in York.
More about this marker. It is in Penn Commons Park, at the site of the Civil War Army hospital, facing north up Beaver Street. Its total height is approx. 50 feet. A 10 foot high marble female figure stands atop a 35 foot column. Four 7½ foot high bronze military figures surround the column facing outward at the corners of the five foot base: An officer, sword at this side; a soldier holding a rifle; a cannonier holding a tamping rod; a sailor with his briquet (sabre). On each sides of the monument are four friezes depicting an infantry engagement, a cavalry charge, a battle aboard ship, and artillery in battle. Monument is unsigned, bearing the foundry mark of Bureau Brothers and the name of the contractor, Edward Gallagher, Jr. This monument was built on the site of the Civil War military hospital (see nearby Penn Common marker for more information).
Also see . . . Pennsylvania in the American Civil War. “The city of York, Pennsylvania, [site of a large military hospital,] became the largest Northern (Submitted on March 2, 2008.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on March 2, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 13. submitted on March 6, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.