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Dunkirk in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dedicated to Corporal Cyrus W. James

 
 
Corporal Cyrus W. James Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 23, 2015
1. Corporal Cyrus W. James Memorial
Inscription.
Dedicated to
Corporal Cyrus W. James
9th New York Calvary Company G
Enlisted at Dunkirk, NY
Sptember 26, 1861 at age 22
Killed July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA,
and was the first Union Soldier to
succumb in that great battle.
His body rests amongst his fallen
comrades at Gettysburg
National Cemetery.

 
Location. 42° 29.595′ N, 79° 21.234′ W. Marker is in Dunkirk, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker can be reached from Point Drive North 0.6 miles north of Lake Shore Drive West (New York State Route 5). Touch for map. Memorial is on the grounds of Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Point Drive North, Dunkirk NY 14048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Large Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lighthouse Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Dunkirk Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); To All Who Served (approx. 0.8 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Served (approx. 0.8 miles away); To All That Served Honorably
Memorial and Walkway image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 23, 2015
2. Memorial and Walkway
Lake Erie in background.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Eastern Basin Shipwrecks (approx. one mile away); Birds of the Harbor (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunkirk.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. 9th New York Cavalry Memorial at Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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