Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe

Soldier - Statesman President James Monroe (HM7PK)

Location: Colonial Beach, VA 22443 Westmoreland County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 14.485', W 76° 59.351'

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On the morning of December 26, 1776, a small detachment of American Light Infantry, led by Lieutenant James Monroe, aged 19, breached the Hessian defenses at Trenton. This gallent action, in which Monroe was severely wounded, enabled the Continental Forces under George Washington to prevail. The American Revolution had begun its long march to victory at Yorktown, Virginia.

The patriotism, valor, and combat leadership of James Monroe exemplify character strengths of the citizen soldiers who fought to establish the nation and later served it as civilian leaders, which Monroe was to do as Statesman and President.

This "Living Legacy" dedicated April 22, 1989, in his honor by the Honorable John Warner, Unites States Senate; the Honerable John O. Marsh, Jr., Secretary of the Army; the Honorable Everett W. O'Neal, Westmoreland County Supervisors; Colonel Larry E. Gilman, Virginia National Guard; the Reverend Charles Keyser; and Mrs Virginia Sherman
HM NumberHM7PK
Year Placed1989
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 325920 N 4234472
Decimal Degrees38.24141667, -76.98918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.485', W 76° 59.351'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 29.10" N, 76° 59' 21.06" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4462 VA-205, Colonial Beach VA 22443, US
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