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Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial

 
 
Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 2010
1. Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial Marker
Inscription. Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow, U.S. Navy, Born in Wilmington N.C. November 19, 1911, Died in Boston Mass. Sept 29, 1873. He conducted the memorable sea fight in command of USS Kearsarge when she sunk the Alabama in the English Channel June 19. 1864.—This boulder from Kearsarge Mt. Merrimack Co., N.H. and is erected to his memory by his wife and surviving children.
 
Location. 42° 17.514′ N, 71° 6.474′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Walk Hill Street (Cemetery entrance). Touch for map. The Admiral Winslow Memorial is located in Forest Hills Cemetery, Section 21, Fern Path. Marker is in this post office area: Jamaica Plain MA 02130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boston Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Boston Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sargent's Folly (approx. 1.4 miles away); Anderson Carriage House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Putterham School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 2.8 miles away); Indian Trail (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Land (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John Ancrum Winslow - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 14, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 2010
2. Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial Marker

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 1, 2010
3. Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial Marker
Lewis A Horton-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2007
4. Lewis A Horton-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient grave marker
He is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Section 8, Lot 141. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: HORTON, LEWIS A. Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy Accredited to: Massachusetts G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865 Citation: Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island, which was engaged in saving the lives of the officers and crew of the Monitor, 30 December 1862. Participating in the hazardous task of rescuing the officers and crew of the sinking Monitor, Horton, after rescuing several of the men, became separated in a heavy gale with other members of the cutter that had set out from the Rhode Island and spent many hours in the small boat at the mercy of the weather and high seas until finally picked up by a schooner 50 miles east of Cape Hatteras.
George H Nee Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 10, 2001
5. George H Nee Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient grave marker
He is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Section 35, Lot 8120. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: NEE, GEORGE H. Rank and organization: Private, Company H, 21st U.S. Infantry Place and date: At Santiago, Cuba, 1 July 1898 Entered service at: Boston, Mass. Date of issue: 22 June 1899 Citation: Gallantly assisted in the rescue of the wounded from in front of the lines and under heavy fire from the enemy.
Henry Thielberg-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 4, 2013
6. Henry Thielberg-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient grave marker
He is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Section 22, Lot 3762. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: THIELBERG, HENRY Rank and organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy Accredited to: Massachusetts G.O. No.: 17, 10 July 1863 Citation: Serving temporarily on board the U.S.S. Mount Washington during the Nansemond River action, 14 April 1863. After assisting in hauling up and raising the flagstaff, Thielberg volunteered to go up on the pilothouse and observe the movements of the enemy and although 3 shells struck within a few inches of his head, remained at his post until ordered to descend.
John Wagner-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 10, 2001
7. John Wagner-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient grave marker
He is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Section 21, Lot 3805. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: WAGNER, JOHN W. Rank and organization: Corporal, Company F, 8th Missouri Infantry Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863 Entered service at: St. Louis, Mo. Date of issue: 14 December 1894 Citation: Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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