Fort Monmouth in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
General Dunwoody was Chief Signal Officer in Cuba from 22 Dec 1898-24 May 1901. Under his leadership, the United States Army Signal Corps reconstructed, extended, and modernized the entire Cuban Telegraph System.
Erected by US Army.
Location. 40° 18.944′ N, 74° 2.62′ W. Marker is in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Sherrill Avenue and Brewer and Malterer Avenues on Sherrill Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Monmouth NJ 07703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Kirk Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Army Signal Corps World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centennial Time Capsule (approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Soldiers Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of the Bulge Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tribute to Combat Pigeons (approx. 0.4 miles away); This steam engine rim (approx. 0.7 miles away); This light stood (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monmouth.
More about this marker.
Regarding Dunwoody Park. Dunwoody Park is located at the intersection of Brewer and Malterer Avenues with Sherrill Avenue. Per General Orders Number 82, dated September 22, 1950, this park was named in memory of BG Henry H.C. Dunwoody (1842-1933). BG Dunwoody was the Chief Signal Officer in Cuba from 22 December 1898 – 24 May 1901. Under his leadership, the U.S. Army reconstructed, extended, and modernized the entire Cuban Telegraph System. Dunwoody Park is the site of the Spanish-American War Memorial.
1. Where was Brig. General Dunwoody born (what state)?
I went to the 1. Micro-Wave Signal Corp. School and the Tropo (5) week school (Fort Monmouth) in 1964-1965. I was assigned to Fort Davis, Canal Zone ( 1966-1967- 18 months) as at the Microwave Station, over looking Gatun Lake. I have fond memories of Fort Monmouth. As a matter of fact, my last 4 months in the service (was discharged from Ft. Monmouth) I was a Micro-Wave Instructor at Fort Monmouth.(Sp-5)
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Editor's Note: Brig. General Dunwoody was born in Highland County, Ohio, Oct. 23, 1842.
— Submitted July 17, 2012, by William H. Dunwoody of Drexel Hill, Pa..
Categories. • Communications • Military • War, Spanish-American •
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