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Henry County War Memorial

 
 
Henry County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 17, 2013
1. Henry County War Memorial
Inscription.
In honor of those citizens of Martinsville and Henry County who courageously participated in these wars

American Revolution 1776-1789
War of 1812 1812-1814
Civil War 1861-1865
Spanish American War 1898
World War I 1917-1918
World War II 1941-1945
Korean Conflict 1950-1953
Vietnam Conflict 1964-1973

Army • Marines • Coast Guard • Navy • Air Force

Revolutionary War
[names]

War of 1812
[names]

Civil War 1861-1865
Soldiers who died while prisoners of war
[names]

Honor Roll
Civil War 1861-1865
Soldiers killed in action
[names]

Honor Roll
World War I
Killed in Action 1917-1918
[names]

Honor Roll
World War II
[names]

Korean Conflict
[names]

Vietnam Conflict
[names]

Iraqi Freedom
[names]

Afghanistan
[names]

Dedicated
November 10, 1985

 
Erected 1985 by American Legion, Amvets, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 
Location. 36° 41.518′ N, 79° 52.377′ W. Marker is in Martinsville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East
Henry County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 17, 2013
2. Henry County War Memorial
Main Street and Jones Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 E Main St, Martinsville VA 24112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martinsville (a few steps from this marker); Near War's End (a few steps from this marker); Henry County U.D.C. Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belleview (approx. 2.9 miles away); Waller's Ford (approx. 3.5 miles away); Chatmoss (approx. 4 miles away); Martinsville Speedway (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsville.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, US RevolutionaryWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Henry County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
3. Henry County War Memorial
Henry County War Memorial Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
4. Henry County War Memorial Dedication Plaque
Henry County Courthouse (Heritage Center & Museum) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
5. Henry County Courthouse (Heritage Center & Museum)
Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
6. Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin Monument
Brigadier General Joseph Martin image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 17, 2013
7. Brigadier General Joseph Martin
18 Sep 1740 - 18 Dec 1808
Martinsville named in his honor
Donated by his descendants
28 June 2008
First general officer appointed from Henry County, VA
12th Brigade VA Militia 1793
Served in VA, NC, and GA Legislatures
Served as Indian agent for VA, NC, GA and Continental Congress 1777 - 1789
Family Motto: “Sure and Steadfast”
“…his merits as a soldier, as a statesman, and as a neighbor are surpassed by but few.”
The Richmond Inquirer 07 Jan 1809
Obituary of Gen Joseph Martin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 17, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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