Revolutionary War Memorial 1930 Veterans Memorial 1999

Revolutionary War Memorial 1930 Veterans Memorial 1999 (HM2YS)

Location: Lititz, PA 17543 Lancaster County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 9.289', W 76° 17.68'

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On this site are interred the remains of 110 soldiers from General Washington's Continental Army. Wounded at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown, these soldiers were transported to Lititz between December 1777 and August 1778. Hospitalized in the Moravian Brethren's House, they succumbed to their wounds or illnesses and were buried in unmarked graves due to the religious beliefs of the community. To honor their ultimate sacrifices this memorial was dedicated in 1930. Their remains were discovered in 1932, and re-interred here. They were buried without written record of their identities making them some of America's first unknown soldiers.
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HM NumberHM2YS
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Placed ByVeterans of VFW Post 1463 and American Legion Post 56, Lititz, PA
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:10am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 389736 N 4445744
Decimal Degrees40.15481667, -76.29466667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 9.289', W 76° 17.68'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 9' 17.34" N, 76° 17' 40.80" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 502 E Main St, Lititz PA 17543, US
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