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New Britain in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Lorenzo Deming

 
 
Lorenzo Deming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
1. Lorenzo Deming Marker
The front of the family monument.
Inscription.
Lorenzo Deming, born Sept 6, 1843. Joined U.S. Navy, captured at Plymouth N.C. at the destruction of the Rebel Iron Clad Albermarle, Nov 27, 1864 and died in Rebel Prison at Salisbury N.C. Feb 5, 1865.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 41° 40.434′ N, 72° 46.074′ W. Marker is in New Britain, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Smalley Street. Touch for map. The monument is located in Fairview Cemetery on the family lot. The GPS shown is the location of the monument. Marker is in this post office area: New Britain CT 06051, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairview Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Honored Veterans Walk With God (approx. 0.2 miles away); I Have A Dream (approx. mile away); Fourth Ward WWII Veterans Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brig. Gen. John Patterson House (approx. mile away); Belvidere Area WWII Veterans (approx. mile away); Leo A. Milewski Park (approx. mile away); 1st Sgt. Henry J. Szczesny (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Britain.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lorenzo Deming Grave Site - Salisbury, NC image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
2. Lorenzo Deming Grave Site - Salisbury, NC
In 18 trenches, just south of this spot, rest the bodies 11,700 soldiers of the United States Army, who perished during the years 1864 and 1865 while held by the Confederate Military Authorities as prisoners of war in a stockade near this place.--Lorenzo Deming was one of those 11,700 soldiers,
Lorenzo Deming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
3. Lorenzo Deming Marker
His Medal of Honor marker is in the front with the family monument in the background.
Lorenzo Deming Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
4. Lorenzo Deming Marker
DENNING, LORENZO Medal of Honor Citation- aka DEMING, LORENZO (burial name) Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1843, Connecticut. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864. Citation: Denning served on board the U.S. Picket Boat No. 1 in action, 27 October 1864, against the Confederate ram Albemarle which had resisted repeated attacks by our steamers and had kept a large force of vessels employed in watching her. The picket boat, equipped with a spar torpedo, succeeded in passing the enemy pickets within 20 yards without being discovered and then made for the Albemarle under a full head of steam. Immediately taken under fire by the ram, the small boat plunged on, jumped the log boom which encircled the target and exploded its torpedo under the port bow of the ram. The picket boat was destroyed by enemy fire and almost the entire crew taken prisoner or lost.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 18, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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