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Fourth New Jersey Infantry Appreciation to Somerville

 
 
Fourth New Jersey Infantry Appreciation to Somerville Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., September 23, 2007
1. Fourth New Jersey Infantry Appreciation to Somerville Marker
Inscription.
To the citizens of
Sommerville
in appreciation of their
hospitality in 1917 to the
Fourth New Jersey Infantry.
We also speak for those who sleep in France.

Presented by the
Fourth New Jersey Infantry Post
Number Fifty One, American Legion,
Decoration Day, 1920.

 
Erected 1920 by Fourth New Jersey Infantry Post, American Legion.
 
Location. 40° 34.083′ N, 74° 36.641′ W. Marker is in Somerville, New Jersey, in Somerset County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 North Bridge Street, Somerville NJ 08876, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Somerset County Court House Green (a few steps from this marker); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (within shouting distance of this marker); Somerset County 9/11 Memorial and Clock Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Somerset Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Second National Bank (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Guard Armory
Two Veterans examine the marker in Summer 2007 prior to a local parade image. Click for full size.
By R. C., September 23, 2007
2. Two Veterans examine the marker in Summer 2007 prior to a local parade
(about 400 feet away); Former Public Library (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerville.
 
Regarding Fourth New Jersey Infantry Appreciation to Somerville. Marker has been vandalized. I suspect that, since the American Legion decoration is at the top of the monument, there was probably a regimental crest of the Fourth Infantry at the bottom.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, World I
 
Fourth New Jersey Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
3. Fourth New Jersey Infantry Marker
Somerset County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
4. Somerset County Courthouse
The Fourth New Jersey Infantry Marker is located on the green in front of the Somerset County Courthouse.
Excerpt from "the Somerset Democrat" of 21 May 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Ken Kaufman, May 5, 2014
5. Excerpt from "the Somerset Democrat" of 21 May 1920
Article obtained from the microfilm collection of the Somerset County Library System.
Excerpt from "the Somerset Democrat" of 28 May 1920 image. Click for full size.
By Ken Kaufman, May 5, 2014
6. Excerpt from "the Somerset Democrat" of 28 May 1920
Article obtained from the microfilm collection of the Somerset County Library System.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 6, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,085 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on October 16, 2015, by Somerset County Library Staff of Bridgewater, New Jersey. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5, 6. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Somerset County Library Staff of Bridgewater, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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