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Major General John Ellis Wool

 
 
Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool Marker (side 1) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
1. Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool Marker (side 1)
Inscription.
This stone is erected to
Major General John Ellis Wool.
The gallant soldier, the able commander,
and the patriotic citizen.

Distinguished in many battles; and to
Sarah Moulton,
his excellent and worthy consort.
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Queenstown, October 13, 1813.
Plattsburgh, September 11, 1814.
Buena Vista, February 22 and 23, 1847.
Norfolk, May 10, 1862.

John Ellis Wool.
Born   February 29, 1784.
Died   November 10, 1863.
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Sarah Moulton.
his wife
Born   July 4, 1787.
Died   May 7, 1873.
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John Ellis Wool
was commissioned in the United States Army.
Captain   April 13, 1812.
Major   October 13, 1812.
Lieutenant Colonel   September 11, 1814.
Colonel of Cavalry and Inspector General   1816.
Brigadier General   1841.
Brevet Major General   1847.
Major General   1862.
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Location. 42° 45.671′ N, 73° 40.185′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Touch for map. Marker is located in section G of Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12182, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Uncle Sam” (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Warren Family Mortuary Chapel: 1861
Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool Marker (side 2) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
2. Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool Marker (side 2)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Amos Eaton (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Henry Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Panoramic View of American History (approx. ¼ mile away); San Francisco Giants (approx. ¼ mile away); Troy, N.Y. Hall of Famers (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Peter's Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Major-General John Ellis Wool. (Submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War of 1812War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool Marker (side 3) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
3. Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool Marker (side 3)
Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool Marker (side 4) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
4. Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool Marker (side 4)
Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
5. Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool Monument
Detail from Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
6. Detail from Monument
The monument contains various accoutrements from Wool's military career.
Monument in Troy's Oakwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
7. Monument in Troy's Oakwood Cemetery
Gravestones image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
8. Gravestones
The gravestones of Major General John E. Wool and his wife Sarah M. Wool are in front of the monument.
John Ellis Wool image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
9. John Ellis Wool
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,020 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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