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Newton in Sussex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Defenders of the Union

1861-1865

 
 
Defenders of the Union Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
1. Defenders of the Union Marker
Inscription. Erected by a grateful people to commemorate the services and sacrifices of the soldiers and sailors in the War of the Rebellion.

Right of Monument:
Malvern Hill, Salem Heights, Petersburg, Crampton Pass, Spottsylvania, Roanoke Island, Cold Harbor


Back of Monument:
Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Gaines Mills, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Snickers Gap, Gettysburg
Winchester


Left of Monument:
Brandy Station, Cedar Creek, Aldie, Opequan, Culpepper, Five Forks, Appomattox

 
Location. 41° 3.48′ N, 74° 45.177′ W. Marker is in Newton, New Jersey, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 206) and Spring Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Monument is on the Newton Green, across from the Sussex County Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Newton NJ 07860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newton Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Sussex County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Newton Green (about
Defenders of the Union Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
2. Defenders of the Union Monument
Monument is on the Green in Newton, NJ.
300 feet away); Sussex County (about 300 feet away); Home of Thomas Anderson (about 400 feet away); George Washington Tree (about 500 feet away); The Hill Memorial (about 500 feet away); Old Newton Burial Ground (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
 
More about this marker. The sides and back of the monument lists the battles in which soldiers from Sussex County participated.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
3. Right Side of Monument
Battles fought by soldiers and sailors from Sussex County are listed on three sides of the monument.
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
4. Back of Monument
More battles fought by soldiers and sailors from Sussex County are listed on the back of the monument.
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
5. Left Side of Monument
Battles fought late in the Civil War by soldiers and sailors from Sussex County are listed here.
Monument of the Newton Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 31, 2008
6. Monument of the Newton Green
The Defenders of the Union monument is located on the Green across from the Sussex County Court House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,303 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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