Social Battlefield Split Kent FamiliesIn June 1917, Judge James A. Pearce commemorated the Civil War soldiers of Kent County by erecting a monument to honor the patriotism and valor of a once divided, but now reunited country. The rough-cut and polished granite monument behind you displays the names of soldiers representing the United States on one side and the Confederacy on the other. Looking closely, you will see some of the same family names on both sides—brother against brother, father against son. Pearce said that the purpose of the monument was "to pay just tribute to men whose convictions of right and duty in a great crises of our country's history led them to devote their lives, their fortune and their sacred honor to the cause each believed to be just and righteous."
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:19am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 407959 N 4340505|
|Decimal Degrees||39.20895000, -76.06605000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 12.537', W 76° 3.963'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 12' 32.22" N, 76° 3' 57.78" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-299 Memorial Plaza, Chestertown MD 21620, US|
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