(1845-1888)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.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 10:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 482946 N 4536893|
|Decimal Degrees||40.98303333, -75.20271667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 58.982', W 75° 12.163'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 58' 58.92" N, 75° 12' 9.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1049-1099 US-209 BUS, Stroudsburg PA 18360, US|
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