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Ebenezer Skellie

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 10, 2001
1. Ebenezer Skellie Marker
Inscription. Corporal Co. D 112 NY Infantry. Congressional Medal of Honor awarded 29 September 1864 for battle of New Market Heights Chapins Farm, Virginia. Buried in Mina Cemetery.
 
Erected by Town of Mina.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 42° 8.256′ N, 79° 40.434′ W. Marker is in Mina, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 430 and Mina Cemetery Road on State Route 430. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sherman NY 14781, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colt's Station (approx. 7.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Site of Farm of William Crossgrove 1807 (approx. 8.7 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 9.1 miles away in Pennsylvania); Panama Rocks (approx. 10.5 miles away); Donald McKenzie (approx. 11.7 miles away); First Courts (approx. 11.8 miles away); Land Office (approx. 11.8 miles away); Site of Scott Tavern (approx. 11.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Ebenezer Skellie. MEDAL OF HONOR CITATION:
Rank and organization: Corporal, Company D, 112th New York Infantry. Place
Ebenezer Skellie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 10, 2001
2. Ebenezer Skellie Marker
He is buried in Mina Cemetery and his private grave marker's GPS Coordinates are N42.1370 W79.6741.
and date: At Chapins Farm, Va., 29 September 1864. Entered service at: Mina, N.Y. Birth: Mina, N.Y. Date of issue: 6 April 1865. Citation: Took the colors of his regiment, the color bearer having fallen, and carried them through the first charge; also, in the second charge, after all the color guards had been killed or wounded he carried the colors up to the enemy's works, where he fell wounded.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ebenezer Skellie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 10, 2001
3. Ebenezer Skellie Marker
This is his VA government marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 27, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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