Confederate Memorial Obelisk - Pennsville, NJ
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N 39° 36.703 W 075° 33.368
18S E 452260 N 4384811
Quick Description: This Confederate monument, an 85-foot, all granite obelisk, was erected in 1910 by the federal government in memory of the 2,436 confederate prisoners who died at Fort Delaware. Their names are inscribed on the monument.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2008 6:35:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM4JPF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
"At 3.7 m. is (R) the Fort Mott National Cemetery (open daily, in summer 8-5, in winter 8-4) the only national cemetery in New Jersey in which confederate soldiers are buried. More than 2,400 prisoners captured in the Battle of Gettysburg, and later the victims of an epidemic, have been interred here; an OBELISK 85 feet high honors the Confederate dead." --- New Jersey, a Guide to Its Present and Past, 1939; page 632

This obelisk is located in Finn's Point National Cemetery, adjacent to Fort Mott. nearby, there is also a Union memorial. The park is accessible until sundown and the memorials and graves are available for all to walk up to and see, touch and reflect.

I also found the following HERE:
"Finn's Point is the only known cemetery to retain a large number of Confederate Civil War dead. 2,436 Confederate men and boys are believed to be buried at Finn's Point; many were prisoners from the Battle of Gettysburg who died at the Fort Delaware Prison. Other interments at the cemetery include Union soldiers who served as guards at the prison, veterans of later wars, and Nazi war prisoners who died at Fort Dix. The property and adjoining Fort Mott were listed on the National Register on 31 August 1978. The obelisk was constructed with reinforced concrete at its core and was covered with slabs of Pennsylvania white granite."

Book: New Jersey

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 632

Year Originally Published: 1939

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