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Stroudsburg in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Summerfield Staples

(1845-1888)

 
 
John Summerfield Staples Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
1. John Summerfield Staples Marker
Inscription. In 1864, President Lincoln named this young Stroudsburg man as his "representative recruit" for the Union Army in the Civil War. The U.S. War Department had appealed to citizens ineligible for the draft to furnish recruits, and Lincoln chose to set an example. After a White House meeting with the President on October 1, 1864, Staples served at Arlington, Virginia--one of fewer than 1,300 representative recruits enrolled.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 58.982′ N, 75° 12.163′ W. Marker is in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 209) and Dreher Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stroudsburg PA 18360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stroud Mansion (approx. mile away); Fort Hamilton (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Fort Hamilton (approx. mile away); Jacob Stroud (approx. half a mile away); Monroe County (approx. half a mile away);
John Summerfield Staples Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
2. John Summerfield Staples Marker
A. Mitchell Palmer (approx. half a mile away); Fort Penn (approx. half a mile away); McMichaels Creek (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stroudsburg.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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