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Dover in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Congressional Medal Of Honor

 
 
The Congressional Medal Of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
1. The Congressional Medal Of Honor Marker
Inscription.
In Respectful Memory
of Those Delawareans who have recieved
The Congressional
Medal Of Honor

for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity
at the risk of life and beyond
the call of duty.
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   The Medal of Honor is the highest award that can be received by a member of the armed forces of the United States of America. It is given by the President in the name of Congress to individuals who, while serving in the armed forces, distinguished themselves for conspicuous gallantry and selfless bravery in action "at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty." Established during the Civil War, the Medal of Honor has since been awarded to persons of every rank, every branch of the service, from every background in life and from every state of the nation. As a symbol of heroism, it has no equal in American life. Therefore, we dedicate this monument to the courageous natives and residents of Delaware who have given their all so that we, the living, can enjoy the freedoms they endowed to us.
   Dedicated by the Delaware General Assembly, 2012
with the assistance of the Delaware Department of State.

(Lower Plaque)
Delaware's Medal Of Honor Recipients
Alexander Hand    
The Congressional Medal Of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 17, 2012
2. The Congressional Medal Of Honor Marker
       Louis Jeanottelle Sacriste       Henry Algernon du Pont
John Shilling                 Charles B. Tanner                      Leonard B. Chadwick      
John B. Maberry          James Parke Postles                 Charles H. Pierce             
  Bernard McCarren      William Jackson Palmer            Henry Clay Drexler        
Charles H. Baldwin     David Eastburn Buckingham    William L. Nelson    
Griffin Seward              Samuel Rodmond Smith          James Phillip Connor  

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 39° 9.434′ N, 75° 31.147′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Liberty Street. Touch for map. Located off Court Street at Legislative Hall - Delaware's Capitol Building East Lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bayonets of the Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Battles and Engagements of the Delaware Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); The Delaware Continentals (within shouting distance of this marker); The Delaware Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Dover Light Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Legislative Hall - Delaware's Capitol Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bioretention (about 300 feet away); The First State Heritage Park of Dover (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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