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Wollaston in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Sailors Home Cemetery

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 1, 2010
1. Sailors Home Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Sailors Home Cemetery-This cemetery, the last remnant of the National Sailors’ Home in Quincy contains the remains of at least 119 veterans of this country’s Civil War.

The Home located on 6 ½ acres in Wollaston, operated as a farm for 66 years, from 1866 to 1931. Established primarily for veteran sailors and marines, the home also provided refuge for former soldiers.
 
Location. 42° 16.158′ N, 70° 59.994′ W. Marker is in Wollaston, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Fenno Street. Touch for map. The cemetery is located about .2 miles from Fenno Street. Marker is in this post office area: Quincy MA 02170, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Hutchinson's Grant (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old House (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Adams (approx. 1.1 miles away); Abigail Adams (approx. 1.3 miles away); United First Parish Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hancock Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Men of Quincy, Mass. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Henry Adams (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Sailors Home Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 2010
2. Sailors Home Cemetery Marker
Sailors Home Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 2010
3. Sailors Home Cemetery Marker
Sailors Home Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 2010
4. Sailors Home Cemetery Marker
MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION: GRIFFITHS, JOHN Rank and organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Born: 1835, Wales. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865. Citation: On board the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba during the assault on Fort Fisher on 15 January 1865. As one of a boatcrew detailed to one of the generals on shore, Griffiths bravely entered the fort in the assault and accompanied his party in carrying dispatches at the height of the battle. He was one of 6 men who entered the fort in the assault from the fleet. He also served in the Union Army in the 20th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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