The Cottage 1872

The Cottage 1872 (HMNZM)

Location: Burlington, NJ 08016 Burlington County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 4.836', W 74° 51.71'

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25-yr. restoration 1983-2008
Home of Civil War "Boy General", Edward Burd Grubb
The Cottage 1872

General Edward Burd Grubb
November 13, 1841 - July 7, 1913
· Born, Burlington, NJ; Graduated Burlington College 1860
· Enlisted May 1861. 3rd NJ Volunteer Infantry, age 19
· Commissioned First Lieutenant, 1862
· Promoted, Major, Nov. 1862, 23rd NJ Volunteer Infantry
· Promoted, Colonel, regimental commander, March 1863,10th NJ Volunteer Infantry; wounded in action, June 1863
· Mustered out as the regiment's enlistment expired
· One year recruiting and training
· Commission, Colonel, commander, 37th NJ Volunteer Infantry
· Mustered, October 1864
· Brevet promotion, to Brigadier General, March 13, 1865, U.S. Volunteers, for "Gallant and Meritorious services during the war."
· At 24, the second youngest Union Army General in the Civil War
· Ceremonial Captain, 18 years, First Troop Phila City Cavalry
· Colonel, New Jersey National Guard
· Appointed United States Minister to Spain, 1890 to 1892
· Campaigned for NJ Governor's office; Died in Newark, NJ
· Buried 1913, St. Mary's Episcopal Churchyard, Burlington, NJ

Frank H. Furness, Architect
November 12, 1839 - June 27, 1912
· Apprentice to architect Richard Morris Hunt.
· Enlisted, Co. 1, 6th Pa. Cavalry, "Rush's Lancers," 1861.
· Commissioned Lieutenant; Promoted, Captain
· 1864: returned home to resume Philadelphia architecture career.
· Designed nearly 650 buildings, including some of Philadelphia's most prominent structures.
· Among the most highly-paid architects of his time.
· Personal friend of General E. Burd Grubb following Civil War.
· Popular speaker at veterans' organizations and functions.
· Furness was reportedly retained by General Grubb to create this building and its mirror twin next door, a guest residence.
· Furness designed General Grubb's next home on twelve acres downriver in Edgewater Park
· Furness completed area commissions including sepulchres for Grubb's brother and parents, St. Mary's Churchyard, Burlington.
· Furness was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, Sept 1899, in recognition of gallant service at Trevilian Station.
· Frank H. Furness is the only American architect to win the Medal of Honor.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 511779 N 4436712
Decimal Degrees40.08060000, -74.86183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 4.836', W 74° 51.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 4' 50.16" N, 74° 51' 42.60" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 46 Riverbank St, Burlington NJ 08016, US
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