John Summerfield Staples

John Summerfield Staples (HM1MPO)

Location: Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 58.982', W 75° 12.163'

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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.
Year Placed1999
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 482946 N 4536893
Decimal Degrees40.98303333, -75.20271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 58.982', W 75° 12.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 58' 58.92" N, 75° 12' 9.78" W
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Area Code(s)570
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1049-1099 US-209 BUS, Stroudsburg PA 18360, US
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