Lowell in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Location. 42° 37.15′ N, 71° 18.367′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Gorham Street (Entrance to Edson Cemetery). The Monument is located in Edson Cemetery, Lowell MA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lowell MA 01852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief of the Penacooks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Meetinghouse Hill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Central Street (approx. 1.7 miles away); Human Construction (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lowell Manufacturing Company Welcome to Lowell National Historical Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Homage to Women (approx. 1.8 miles away); J.C. Ayer & Company Laboratory (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
Regarding Soldiers and Sailors Monument. McFARLAND, JOHN
Rank and organization: Captain of the Forecastle, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Boston, Mass. Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864. Citation: Stationed at the wheel on board the flagship U.S.S. Hartford during successful action against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, on 5 August 1864. With his ship under terrific enemy shellfire, McFarland performed his duties with skill and courage and, when the Lackawanna ran into his ship and every man at the wheel was in danger of being crushed, remained steadfast at his station and continued to steer the ship.
Categories. • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil •
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