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2nd Lt. 1775. Led Forces At
Quebec, St. John's, White
Plains and Monmouth.
1st Sheriff Rensselaer County
1st Mayor City of Troy, NY
Henry Burden's Upper Works.
Invented Modern Horseshoe
And Railroad Spike, Site Of
World's Most Powerful Water
Wheel Founded 1809
Burial Site of Medal of Honor Recp.
Lt Col William O'Brien
105th Inf. Regt. 27th Inf. Div.
Corporal Owen McGough
Btry. D 5th US Arty.
In the ground before you rest the remains of 164 people who were removed from the Third Street Burial Ground in Troy, NY in 1875 to make way for a new City Hall. No gravestones ever marked this spot as they were probably broken during the disinter…
Medal of Honor Recipient
Civil War Soldier
PVT CO B 169 NY INF
May 10, 1844 - August 26, 1911
"Volunteered To Carry The Brigade
Flag After The Bearer Was Wounded"
Amos Eaton, with Patroon Stephen Van Rensselaer, founded the Rensselaer School in 1824, later Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A philosopher of higher education, he revolutionized instruction away from the liberal arts tradition into a laboratory…
Gardner Earl MemorialChapel And CrematoriumHas Been Designated ANational Historic LandmarkThis Site Possesses National Significance in Commemorating The History of The United States of AmericaBuilt Between 1888 and 1889, This Memorial to Cremation…
1840 - 1963
Liberty StreetPresbyterian Church
1st Pastor, Henry H. Garnet,
1840-48; Local, State and
Nat'l Abolitionist Meetings:
Draft Riot Site, 1863
Beta Psi Boulé, Sigma Pi Phi
Medal of Honor
Pvt Co. D 125 NY Inf
Born 1844 Died 1878
Rensselaer graduate of the first class of 1826
Rensselaer Professor of Geology 1830-1840
State Geologist, New York Geological Survey
The first State Geologist of North Carolina 1851
Created the standard for American stratigraphic surveys