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Malone in Franklin County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Congressional Medal of Honor

 
 
The Congressional Medal of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
1. The Congressional Medal of Honor Marker
Inscription. The highest United States military decoration, awarded by the President in the name of Congress to members of the armed forces for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidy against the enemy, at risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty. The medal was established by Congress in 1862 during the Civil War.
"Poor is the nation that has no heroes, but beggard is the nation that has and forgets them."

Ovila Cayer, Malone, New York. Sergeant, Company A, 14th United States Volunteers. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on August 19, 1864 against Confederate forces at Weldon Railroad, Virginia.
Charles L. Russell, Malone, New York. Corporal, Company E, 93rd New York Infantry. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions an May 12, 1864 against Confederate forces at Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Frank Tolan, Malone, New York. Private, Company D, 7th United States Cavalry. Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on June 25, 1876 against hostile Indians at Little Big Horn, Montana
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 44° 50.962′ N, 74° 17.47′ W. Marker is in Malone, New York
Southward on Elm Street - NY 30 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
2. Southward on Elm Street - NY 30
Towards the intersection with US 11 - East Main Street. US 11 is marked north-south but is compass east-west across Franklin County. The Civil War monument is behind the fir tree.
, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street (New York State Route 30) and East Main Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north on Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is a few yards behind and north of the Civil War monument that commands the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Malone NY 12953, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Non Sibi Sed Patriae (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Malone (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); To the Memory of All Men of Franklin County, N.Y. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arsenal Green (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of William Almon Wheeler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Congregational Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foote Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Franklin Co. Fair (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malone.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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