Capt. Charles F. Rand

Capt. Charles F. Rand (HMQI0)

Location: Batavia, NY 14020 Genesee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 59.96', W 78° 11.45'

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In Memory of

— 1839 - 1908 —

A native Batavian who once lived at No. 4 Liberty Street. Charles Franklin Rand is officially recognized by the Congress of the United States as the first person to answer President Lincoln's appeal for volunteers in the Civil War on April 15, 1861. Shortly thereafter, on July 18, 1861 at age 22 and as a member of Company K, 12th New York Volunteers, he distinguished himself in the First Battle of Bull Run at Blackburn's Ford, Virginia, and became one of the first soldiers in American military history to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery where a monument stands in his honor. His medal is on display on the Holland Land Office Museum. This Memorial Erected byThe Holland Purchase Historical SocietyMay 23, 1992
HM NumberHMQI0
Year Placed1992
Placed ByHolland Purchase Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 728979 N 4764570
Decimal Degrees42.99933333, -78.19083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 59.96', W 78° 11.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 59' 57.60" N, 78° 11' 27.00" W
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Area Code(s)585, 716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125-135 W Main St, Batavia NY 14020, US
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