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Related Historical MarkersPhiladelphia National Cemetery
By Cosmos Mariner, June 25, 2019
The Battle of Germantown Marker
(wide view • south side of cemetery in background)
SHOWN IN SOURCE-SPECIFIED ORDER
|The left wing of the American Army, under General Greene moved down Limekiln Pike. The first opposition encountered was west of this spot when a conflict occurred with a regiment of British light infantry. Tablet erected 1928 by the Citizens . . . — — Map (db m136475) HM|
| Civil War Philadelphia At the time of the Civil War, Philadelphia was the second-largest American city. Its factories supported the Union war effort by producing everything from blankets to gunboats. In less than three months, its navy yards . . . — — Map (db m136477) HM|
|Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . — — Map (db m136474) HM|
|Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . — — Map (db m136476) HM WM|
| U.S. Colored Troops Beginning in March 1863, the federal government began actively recruiting black men for the Union Army. A few months later, the War Department created the Bureau of United States Colored Troops (USCT). USCT regiments fought . . . — — Map (db m136478) HM|
| The Confederate Section All of the Confederate prisoners of war buried here died in a Civil War military hospital in or near Philadelphia. All were originally interred near the hospital where they died. In the late 1880s, the dead were moved . . . — — Map (db m136479) HM|
|Erected by the United States to mark the burial place of 184 Confederate Soldiers and Sailors,
As shown by the records, who, while prisoners of war, died either at Chester, Pa., and were there buried, or at Philadelphia and were buried in . . . — — Map (db m136480) HM WM|
| (north side)To the soldiers of the Mexican War (east side)Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Huamantla, Puebla, Atlixco, Valley of Mexico. — — Map (db m136481) WM|