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Elisha Harrison Grave Marking

 

The Fairfax Resolves Chapter SAR dedicated a marker commemorating the Revolutionary War service of Surgeons Mate Elisha Harrison, Fourth Maryland Regiment, Continental Line. The ceremony was held on 29 November 2008 at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC in conjunction with the Dedication of Steps at the Elbridge Gerry Monument by the DC Society SAR.

 

John E. Sweeney delivered a paper on the life and times of Elisha Harrison, and Fairfax Resolves First Vice President Lawrence Lamborn and President General David Appleby unveiled the marker. Maryland Society President Duane Tackitt, DC Society President Paul Hays, and Larry Lamborn and placed MD, DC, and US flags at the grave recognizing that Harrison served from Maryland, died in the District of Columbia, and helped establish the United States through his military service.

 

John Sinks presented a copy of the paper and sources to Congressional Cemetery directors Patrick Crowley, Linda Harper, and Executive Director Cindy Hays for future outreach to the public. The joint color guard consisted of Fairfax Resolves members Daniel Rolph, Lawrence McKinley, and Darrin Schmidt as well as DC Society member Andrew Johnson.

 

President General David Appleby (left) and Fairfax Resolves Chapter 1st VP Larry Lamborn unveil the SAR Memorial Marker as Jack Sweeney (right) looks on.

President General David Appleby (left) and Fairfax Resolves Chapter 1st VP Larry Lamborn unveil the SAR Memorial Marker as Jack Sweeney (right) looks on.

Jack Sweeney presents “The Life and Times of Elisha Harrison”

Jack Sweeney presents “The Life and Times of Elisha Harrison”

 The Virginia SAR Color Guard: Dan Rolph, Larry McKinley, Col. Andrew Johnson, and Darrin Schmidt.

The Virginia SAR Color Guard from left to right: Dan Rolph, Larry McKinley, Col. Andrew Johnson, and Darrin Schmidt.

A copy of the research into Elisha Harrison's life and a copy of the talk were presented to the Congressional Cemetery for their records.

 

Download a copy of the “The Life and Times of Elisha Harrison” that was presented to the cemetery.

 

Download a copy of the program for Dedication of Steps at the Elbridge Gerry monument and the Dedication of Memorial Marker for Revolutionary War Surgeon Elisha Harrison.

 

Elisha Harrison Grave Marker

Elisha Harrison Grave Marker
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Location: N 38° 52.953’, W 76° 58.671’

Inscription:
Departed this life
on the 26 August 1819
aged 59.
Doctor Elisha Harrison
A native of Maryland
and Surgeon in the
revolutionary War.

 

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