William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. According to the legend, Tell was an expert marksman with the crossbow who assassinated Albrecht Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of the Austrian dukes of the House of Habsburg positioned in Altdorf, in the canton of Uri. Tell's defiance and tyrannicide encouraged the population to open rebellion and a pact against the foreign rulers with neighbouring Schwyz and Unterwalden, marking the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy. Set in the early 14th century, the first written records of the legend date to the latter part of the 15th century, when the Swiss Confederacy was gaining military and political influence. Tell is a central figure in Swiss national historiography, along with Arnold von Winkelried the hero of Sempach, he was important as a symbol during the formative stage of modern Switzerland in the 19th century, known as the period of Restoration and Regeneration, as well as in the wider history of 18th- to 19th-century Europe as a symbol of resistance against aristocratic rule in the Revolutions of 1848 against the House of Habsburg which still ruled Austria five hundred years later.
The first reference to Tell, as yet without a specified given name, appears in the White Book of Sarnen. This volume was written in c. 1474 by state secretary Obwalden. It mentions the Rütli oath and names Tell as one of the conspirators of the Rütli, whose heroic tyrannicide triggered the Burgenbruch rebellion. An early account of Tell is found in the Tellenlied, a song composed in the 1470s, with its oldest extant manuscript copy dating to 1501; the song begins with the Tell legend, which it presents as the origin of the Confederacy, calling Tell the "first confederate". The narrative includes Tell's apple shot, his preparation of a second arrow to shoot Gessler, his escape, but it does not mention any assassination of Gessler; the text enumerates the cantons of the Confederacy, says was expanded with "current events" during the course of the Burgundy Wars, ending with the death of Charles the Bold in 1477. Aegidius Tschudi, writing c. 1570, presents an extended version of the legend. Still based on the account in the White Book, Tschudi adds further detail.
Tschudi is known to habitually have "fleshed out" his sources, so that all detail from Tschudi not found in the earlier accounts may be suspected of being Tschudi's invention. Such additional detail includes Tell's given name Wilhelm, his being a native of Bürglen, Uri in the Schächental, the precise date of the apple-shot, given as 18 November 1307 as well as the account of Tell's death in 1354, it is Tschudi's version that became influential in early modern Switzerland and entered public consciousness as the "William Tell" legend. According to Tschudi's account, William Tell was known as a strong man, a mountain climber, an expert shot with the crossbow. In his time, the House of Habsburg emperors of Austria were seeking to dominate Uri, Tell became one of the conspirators of Werner Stauffacher who vowed to resist Habsburg rule. Albrecht Gessler was the newly appointed Austrian Vogt of Switzerland, he raised a pole under the village lindentree, hung his hat on top of it, demanded that all the townsfolk bow before it.
In Tschudi's account, on 18 November 1307, Tell visited Altdorf with his young son. He passed by the hat, but publicly refused to bow to it, was arrested. Gessler was intrigued by Tell's famed marksmanship, but resentful of his defiance, so he devised a cruel punishment. Tell and his son were both to be executed. Tell split the apple with a bolt from his crossbow. Gessler noticed that Tell had removed two crossbow bolts from his quiver, so he asked why. Tell was reluctant to answer. Gessler was furious and ordered Tell to be bound, saying that he had promised to spare his life, but would imprison him for the remainder of his life. Tschudi's continues that Tell was being carried in Gessler's boat to the dungeon in the castle at Küssnacht when a storm broke on Lake Lucerne, the guards were afraid that their boat would sink, they begged Gessler to remove Tell's shackles so that he could save them. Gessler gave in; the site is known in the "White Book" as the "Tellsplatte". Tell ran cross-country to Küssnacht with Gessler in pursuit.
Tell assassinated him using the second crossbow bolt, along a stretch of the road cut through the rock between Immensee and Küssnacht, known as the Hohle Gasse. Tell's act sparked a rebellion. According to Tschudi, Tell fought again against Austria in the 1315 Battle of Morgarten. Tschudi has an account of Tell's death in 1354, according to which he was killed trying to save a child from drowning in the Schächental River in Uri. There are a number of sources for the Tell legend than the earliest account in the White Book of Sarnen but earlier than Tschud's version of ca. 1570. These include the account in the chronicle of Melchior Russ from Lucerne. Dated to 1482, this is an incoherent compilation of older writings, including the Song of the Founding of the Confederation, Conrad Justinger's Bernese Chronicle, and
William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads. Wordsworth's magnum opus is considered to be The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times, it was posthumously titled and published, before which it was known as "the poem to Coleridge". Wordsworth was Britain's poet laureate from 1843 until his death from pleurisy on 23 April 1850; the second of five children born to John Wordsworth and Ann Cookson, William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 in what is now named Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, part of the scenic region in northwestern England known as the Lake District. William's sister, the poet and diarist Dorothy Wordsworth, to whom he was close all his life, was born the following year, the two were baptised together, they had three other siblings: the eldest, who became a lawyer. Wordsworth's father was a legal representative of James Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale and, through his connections, lived in a large mansion in the small town.
He was away from home on business, so the young William and his siblings had little involvement with him and remained distant from him until his death in 1783. However, he did encourage William in his reading, in particular set him to commit large portions of verse to memory, including works by Milton and Spenser. William was allowed to use his father's library. William spent time at his mother's parents' house in Penrith, where he was exposed to the moors, but did not get along with his grandparents or his uncle, who lived there, his hostile interactions with them distressed him to the point of contemplating suicide. Wordsworth was taught to read by his mother and attended, first, a tiny school of low quality in Cockermouth a school in Penrith for the children of upper-class families, where he was taught by Ann Birkett, who insisted on instilling in her students traditions that included pursuing both scholarly and local activities the festivals around Easter, May Day and Shrove Tuesday. Wordsworth was taught the Spectator, but little else.
It was at the school in Penrith that he met the Hutchinsons, including Mary, who became his wife. After the death of Wordsworth's mother, in 1778, his father sent him to Hawkshead Grammar School in Lancashire and sent Dorothy to live with relatives in Yorkshire, she and William did not meet again for another nine years. Wordsworth made his debut as a writer in 1787; that same year he began attending Cambridge. He received his BA degree in 1791, he returned to Hawkshead for the first two summers of his time at Cambridge, spent holidays on walking tours, visiting places famous for the beauty of their landscape. In 1790 he went on a walking tour of Europe, during which he toured the Alps extensively, visited nearby areas of France and Italy. In November 1791, Wordsworth visited Revolutionary France and became enchanted with the Republican movement, he fell in love with a French woman, Annette Vallon, who in 1792 gave birth to their daughter Caroline. Financial problems and Britain's tense relations with France forced him to return to England alone the following year.
The circumstances of his return and his subsequent behaviour raised doubts as to his declared wish to marry Annette, but he supported her and his daughter as best he could in life. The Reign of Terror left Wordsworth disillusioned with the French Revolution and the outbreak of armed hostilities between Britain and France prevented him from seeing Annette and his daughter for some years. With the Peace of Amiens again allowing travel to France, in 1802 Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy visited Annette and Caroline in Calais; the purpose of the visit was to prepare Annette for the fact of his forthcoming marriage to Mary Hutchinson. Afterwards he wrote the sonnet "It is a beauteous evening and free," recalling a seaside walk with the 9-year-old Caroline, whom he had never seen before that visit. Mary was anxious. Upon Caroline's marriage, in 1816, Wordsworth settled £30 a year on her, payments which continued until 1835, when they were replaced by a capital settlement; the year 1793 saw the first publication of poems by Wordsworth, in the collections An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches.
In 1795 he received a legacy of 900 pounds from Raisley Calvert and became able to pursue a career as a poet. It was in 1795 that he met Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Somerset; the two poets developed a close friendship. In 1797, Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy moved to Alfoxton House, just a few miles away from Coleridge's home in Nether Stowey. Together Wordsworth and Coleridge produced Lyrical Ballads, an important work in the English Romantic movement; the volume gave Coleridge's name as author. One of Wordsworth's most famous poems, "Tintern Abbey", was published in this collection, along with Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"; the second edition, published in 1800, had only Wordsworth listed as the author, included a preface to the poems. It was augmented in the next edition, pub
William H. Seward
William Henry Seward was United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, earlier served as Governor of New York and United States Senator. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a dominant figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, was praised for his work on behalf of the Union as Secretary of State during the American Civil War. Seward was owned slaves, he was moved to the Central New York town of Auburn. Seward was elected to the New York State Senate in 1830 as an Anti-Mason. Four years he became the gubernatorial nominee of the Whig Party. Though he was not successful in that race, Seward was elected governor in 1838 and won a second two-year term in 1840. During this period, he signed several laws that advanced the rights and opportunities for black residents, as well as guaranteeing fugitive slaves jury trials in the state; the legislation protected abolitionists, he used his position to intervene in cases of freed black people who were enslaved in the South.
After many years of practicing law in Auburn, he was elected by the state legislature to the U. S. Senate in 1849. Seward's strong stances and provocative words against slavery brought, he was re-elected to the Senate in 1855, soon joined the nascent Republican Party, becoming one of its leading figures. As the 1860 presidential election approached, he was regarded as the leading candidate for the Republican nomination. Several factors, including attitudes to his vocal opposition to slavery, his support for immigrants and Catholics, his association with editor and political boss Thurlow Weed, worked against him and Abraham Lincoln secured the presidential nomination. Although devastated by his loss, he campaigned for Lincoln, elected and appointed him Secretary of State. Seward did his best to stop the southern states from seceding, his firm stance against foreign intervention in the Civil War helped deter the United Kingdom and France from entering the conflict and gaining the independence of the Confederate States.
He was one of the targets of the 1865 assassination plot that killed Lincoln, was wounded by conspirator Lewis Powell. Seward remained loyally at his post through the presidency of Andrew Johnson, during which he negotiated the Alaska Purchase in 1867 and supported Johnson during his impeachment, his contemporary Carl Schurz described Seward as "one of those spirits who sometimes will go ahead of public opinion instead of tamely following its footprints." Seward was born in on May 1801, in the small community of Florida, New York, in Orange County. He was the fourth son of his wife Mary Seward. Samuel Seward was a wealthy slaveholder in New York State. Florida was located some 60 miles north of New York City, west of the Hudson River, was a small rural village of a dozen homes. Young Seward attended school there, in the nearby county seat of Goshen, he was a bright student. In years, one of the former family slaves would relate that instead of running away from school to go home, Seward would run away from home to go to school.
At the age of 15, Henry—he was known by his middle name as a boy—was sent to Union College in Schenectady, New York. Admitted to the sophomore class, Seward was an outstanding student and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Seward's fellow students included Richard M. Blatchford, who became a lifelong legal and political associate. Samuel Seward kept his son short on cash, in December 1818—during the middle of Henry's final year at Union—the two quarreled about money; the younger Seward returned to Schenectady, but soon left school in company with a fellow student, Alvah Wilson. The two took a ship from New York to Georgia, where Wilson had been offered a job as rector, or principal, of a new academy in rural Putnam County. En route, Wilson took a job at another school, leaving Seward to continue on to Eatonton in Putnam County; the trustees interviewed the 17-year-old Seward, found his qualifications acceptable. Seward enjoyed his time in Georgia, where he was accepted as an adult for the first time in his life.
He was treated hospitably, but witnessed the ill-treatment of slaves. Seward was persuaded to return to New York by his family, did so in June 1819; as it was too late for him to graduate with his class, he studied law at an attorney's office in Goshen before returning to Union College, securing his degree with highest honors in June 1820. After graduation, Seward spent much of the following two years studying law in Goshen and New York City with attorneys John Duer, John Anthon and Ogden Hoffman, he passed the bar examination in late 1822. He could have practiced in Goshen, but he disliked the town and sought a practice in growing Western New York. Seward decided upon Auburn in Cayuga County, about 150 miles west of Albany and 200 miles northwest of Goshen, he joined the practice of retired judge Elijah Miller, whose daughter Frances Adeline Miller was a classmate of his sister Cornelia at Emma Willard's Troy Female Seminary. Seward married Frances Miller on October 20, 1824. In 1824, Seward was journeying with his wife to Niagara Falls when one of the wheels on his carriage was damaged while they passed through Rochester.
Among those who came to their aid was local newspaper publisher Thurlow Weed. Seward and Weed would become closer in the years ahead as they found they shared a belief that governm
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is located in Fort Worth, Texas, in the city's cultural district. The museum's permanent collection features paintings, photography and works on paper by leading artists working in the United States and its North American territories in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the greatest concentration of works falls into the period from the 1820s through the 1940s. Photographs and other works on paper produced up to the present day are an area of strength in the museum's holdings; the collection is focused on portrayals of the Old West by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, artworks depicting nineteenth-century exploration and settlement of the North American continent, masterworks that are emblematic of major turning points in American art history; the "full spectrum" of American photography is documented by 45,000 exhibition-quality prints, dating from the earliest years of the medium to the present. A rotating selection of works from the permanent collection is on view year-round during regular museum hours, several thousand of these works can be studied online using the Collection tab on the ACMAA's official website.
Museum admission for all exhibits, including special exhibits, is free. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art opened in 1961 as the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art; the museum's original collection of more than 300 works of art by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell was assembled by Fort Worth newspaper publisher and philanthropist Amon G. Carter, Sr.. Carter spent the last ten years of his life laying the legal and philosophical groundwork for the museum's creation. Over 400 works of art by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell form the ACMAA's core collection of art of the Old West; these holdings include drawings, illustrated letters, oil paintings and watercolors produced by Remington and Russell during their lifetimes. More than sixty of the works by Remington and more than 250 of the works by Russell were purchased by the museum’s namesake, Amon G. Carter, Sr. over a twenty-year span beginning in 1935. Additions to Amon Carter’s original holdings by museum curators have resulted in a collection that contains multiple examples of Remington's and Russell's best work at every stage of their respective careers.
Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell were America's best known and most influential western illustrators. Working from his New York studio except when traveling, Remington produced colorful and masculine images of life in the Old West that shaped public perceptions of the American frontier experience for an eastern audience eager for information. Montana resident Charles Russell, with his cowboy dress, laconic manner, storytelling prowess, epitomized, in the early twentieth-century, the image of the Cowboy Artist in the eyes of the eastern press. Though neither artist had lived on the frontier at the height of America’s westward expansion, their drawings and sculptures were infused with the action and convincing realism of direct observation. Russell moved to Montana Territory in 1880, nine years before statehood, had worked as a cowboy for more than a decade before beginning his career as a professional artist. Remington toured Montana in 1881 owned a sheep ranch in Kansas, had traversed Arizona Territory in 1886 as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly.
These and other experiences enabled both artists to convincingly portray a vast variety of Old West subject matter drawing on real world experiences, historical evidence, their artistic imaginations. Noteworthy artworks in the ACMAA collection by Remington and Russell include: 1) Frederic Remington, A Dash for the Timber -- a work that established Remington as a serious painter when it was exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1889. 2) Frederic Remington, The Broncho Buster -- Remington's first attempt to model in bronze and the work that started him on a long secondary career as a sculptor. 3) Frederic Remington, The Fall of the Cowboy -- an evocation of the fading of the mythic cowboy of legend, anticipating Owen Wister's celebrated novel, The Virginian. 4) Charles M. Russell, Medicine Man -- a detailed portrait of a Blackfeet shaman, reflecting Russell's empathy with Native American culture. 5) Charles M. Russell, Meat for Wild Men -- a bronze sculpture that evokes the "grand turmoil" resulting as a band of mounted hunters descends upon a herd of grazing buffalo.
The ACMAA houses a wide selection of maps and artworks by European and American documentary artists who, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, traveled the North American continent in search of new sights and discoveries. Some of these artists worked independently, focusing on subjects or areas of the country of their own choosing. Others served as documentarians on expeditions of continental discovery sent out by the U. S. government or by European sponsors. In these roles, artists were uniquely positioned to record the topography and plant life, diverse Indian culture of America and its frontiers. Finding and collecting drawings, oil paintings and published lithographs by these European and American documentary artists was one of the museum's earliest goals. Documentary artists represented in the collection include John James Audubon, Karl Bodmer, George Catlin, Charles Deas, Seth Eastman, Edward Everett, Francis Blackwell Mayer, Alfred Jacob Miller, Peter Moran, Thomas Moran, Peter Rindisbacher, John Mix Stanley, William Guy Wall, Carl Wimar, other
William Drummond Stewart
Sir William Drummond Stewart, 7th Baronet was a Scottish adventurer and British military officer. He travelled extensively in the American West for nearly seven years in the 1830s. In 1837 he took along the American artist, Alfred Jacob Miller, hiring him to do sketches of the trip. Many of his completed oil paintings of American Indian life and the Rocky Mountains hung in Murthly Castle, though they have now been dispersed to a number of private and public collections. After his older brother John Stewart died childless in 1838, William inherited the baronetcy and returned to Scotland. In 1842 he returned to America, in the summer of 1843 hosted a private rendezvous-style party at a remote lake in the Rockies. On that trip Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was hired to care for the mules; the so-called "pleasure trip" ended in a dispute that split the party and caused Stewart to return to Scotland earlier than he had planned. Stewart has been portrayed for adding a homosexual dimension to the frontier.
Born at Murthly Castle, Scotland, Stewart was the second son and one of seven children of Sir George Stewart, 17th Laird of Grandtully, 5th Baronet of Murthly and of Blair. The family decided. After his seventeenth birthday in 1812, William asked his father to buy him a cornetcy in the 6th Dragoon Guards. After his appointment was confirmed on 15 April 1813 he joined his regiment and began a programme of rigorous training. Stewart was anxious to participate in military action; the appointment was confirmed on 6 January 1814 and Stewart joined his regiment, subsequently seeing combat during the Waterloo campaign in 1815. On 15 June 1820 Stewart was soon thereafter retired on half pay. By a servant, Christian Marie Battersby, he had an illegitimate son, William George Drummond Stewart, born in 1831, he acknowledged the boy, known as "Will", as his, assumed full financial responsibility for both mother and son. He never lived under the same roof as Christian, but he did marry her in life to legitimise Will for purposes of inheritance.
Will Drummond Stewart had an illustrious career in the British Army and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in relieving the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. He predeceased his father, succumbing to injuries sustained during a drunken attempt to demonstrate sword swallowing. Seeking adventure, Stewart travelled to St. Louis, Missouri in 1832, where he brought letters of introduction to William Clark, Pierre Chouteau Jr.. He arranged to accompany Robert Campbell, taking a pack train to the 1833 rendezvous of mountain men; the party left St. Louis on 7 May and attended the Horse Creek Rendezvous in the Green River Valley of Wyoming. Here Stewart met the mountain men Jim Bridger and Thomas Fitzpatrick, as well as Benjamin Bonneville, leading a governmental expedition in the area. At the rendezvous Stewart met the French Canadian-Cree hunter Antoine Clement, with whom he had a homosexual relationship that lasted for nearly a decade; the relationship is detailed in Stewart's two autobiographical novels.
With some of the men, Stewart visited the Big Horn Mountains, wintered at Taos, attended the next rendezvous at Ham's Fork of the Green River. That year, he journeyed to Fort Vancouver, 90 miles up the Columbia River from the Pacific Ocean. Stewart attended the 1835 rendezvous at the mouth of New Fork River on the Green and reached St. Louis in November. Finding that his finances were curtailed because he brother had failed to forward his share of the estate left by their father, Stewart went to New Orleans, speculated in cotton to recoup, wintered in Cuba. In May, he joined Fitzpatrick's train to the Rockies for another rendezvous on Horse Creek, he wintered in 1837 -- 38 at New Orleans, where he speculated again in cotton. In 1838 he learned. William Stewart would become the seventh baronet of Murthly. For the rendezvous of 1837, Stewart took along an American artist, Alfred Jacob Miller, whom he hired in New Orleans. Miller painted a notable series of works on the mountain men, the rendezvous, American Indians, Rocky Mountain scenes.
In 1839 he delivered finished oils to Stewart, who hung the works in Dalpowie Lodge on the Murthly estate. Working from watercolor sketches he had made during their trip to the Rockies, Miller painted many canvases while an artist in residence on the estate. Stewart returned to Scotland and Murthly Castle in June 1839 with his partner Antoine Clement, the couple lived in Dalpowie Lodge, while entertaining in Murthly Castle. Stewart explained Clement's presence by at first referring to him as his valet as his footman; because Clement was restless and unhappy in Scotland, the couple spent many months travelling abroad, including an extended visit to the Middle East. Stewart's elder brother had incurred extensive debts in constructing a new Murthly Castle; when attempts to earn extra income by hosting hunting parties proved disappointing, Stewart sold one the family's estates, Logiealmond Castle. The sale provided him with enough money to pay off his brother's debts and to allow him to return to the United States for an extended, lavish party held in the Rockies.
Stewart returned to North America in late 1842, in September 1843 he and a larg
Henry Rutgers was a United States Revolutionary War hero and philanthropist from New York City. Rutgers University was named after him, he donated a bond which placed the college on sound financial footing, he gave a bell, still in use today. Rutgers was born in New York City, in the Province of New York, a part of British America, he was the son of Catharine Rutgers. His maternal grandparents were Johannes de Peyster, the 23rd Mayor of New York City, Anna de Peyster, the sister of Evert Bancker, the 3rd and 12th Mayor of Albany, New York, his paternal grandparents were Harmanus Rutgers and Rachel Rutgers, herself a granddaughter of Claes Martenszen van Rosenvelt, the first Roosevelt to arrive in America. Through his father's sister, he was a first cousin of Samuel Provoost, the first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, he graduated from King's College in 1766. Following his graduation, he promptly became an advocate for independence of the American colonies from Great Britain, he went on to serve as a captain of American forces at the Battle of White Plains, as a colonel for the New York militia.
His home served as a barracks during the British occupation of New York in 1776. Colonel Rutgers would continue to play a role in the defense of the young nation after the Revolution, presiding over a meeting held June 24, 1812 to organize American forces in New York in anticipation of a British attack in the ensuing War of 1812. In 1783, Colonel Rutgers was elected to the New York State Assembly, where he served in the 7th New York State Legislature, he served on the New York Board of Education Regents from 1802 to 1826. He was a Presidential Elector, chosen by the legislature, in 1808, 1816, 1820. In his years, Rutgers, a bachelor, devoted much of his fortune to philanthropy; as a landowner with considerable holdings on the island of Manhattan, he donated land for the use of schools and charities in the area. Both Henry Street and Rutgers Street in lower Manhattan are named for him, as well as the Rutgers Presbyterian Church, named for Colonel Rutgers who donated the parcel of land at the corner of Henry Street and Rutgers Street on which the original church was built in 1798.
Colonel Rutgers' most lasting legacy however, is due to his donations to Queen's College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which at the time was suffering considerable financial difficulties and temporarily closed. The college had been founded as a seminary for the Reformed Church in America and appealed to Colonel Rutgers, a devout member of the church with a reputation for philanthropy, for aid. Rutgers donated a bond valued at $5000 to reopen the faltering school, subsequently donated a bronze bell, hung in the cupola of the Old Queens building which housed the college. In gratitude, hoping the college would be remembered in the Colonel's will, the trustees renamed it Rutgers College on December 5, 1825; the institution became "Rutgers University," "Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey". Henry Rutgers died in New York City, at the age of 84. Rutgers was buried in the Reformed Church on Nassau Street. However, as cemeteries in Manhattan were redeveloped during the mid-1800s, the Colonel’s body was re-interred several times.
For many years, no one remembered where his body had been laid to rest, although it was long believed that he was buried in a Dutch Reformed churchyard in Belleville, New Jersey. One road running alongside this New Jersey graveyard is now called Rutgers Street. Misplaced by history for over 140 years, Henry Rutgers' final "final resting place" was rediscovered in October 2007 by Civil War research volunteers sifting through burial records of the historical Green-Wood Cemetery. In 1865, Rutgers' body had been laid to rest in an unmarked grave within the Dutch Reformed Church's plot at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn; the Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Rutgers Community honored the Colonel’s memory on Flag Day, June 14, 2008 by unveiling a bronze marker at his gravesite. Elsewhere in Green-Wood Cemetery lies the grave Mabel Smith Douglass and first dean of the New Jersey College for Women, the former women’s college associated with Rutgers University. Rutgers University Rutgers Presbyterian Church in New York City.
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