Capt. Frank Furness, Medal of Honor

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Frank Heyling Furness

Also Known As: "Francis"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Place of Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. William Henry Furness and Annis Pullen Furness
Husband of Fanny Furness
Father of Radclyffe Furness; Theodore Fassit Furness; James Wilson Furness and Annis Furness
Brother of Horace Howard Furness; William Henry Furness, Jr.; William Furness, Painter and Annis Lee

Occupation: architect
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About Capt. Frank Furness, Medal of Honor

http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/475/furness-frank.php

Citation

Voluntarily carrier a box of ammunition across an open space swept by the enemy's fire to the relief of an outpost whose ammunition had become almost exhausted, but which was thus enabled to hold its important position.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Furness

Frank Heyling Furness (November 12, 1839 - June 27, 1912) was an acclaimed American architect of the Victorian era. He designed more than 600 buildings, most in the Philadelphia area, and is remembered for his eclectic, muscular, often idiosyncratically scaled buildings, and for his influence on the Chicago architect Louis Sullivan. Furness was also a Medal of Honor recipient for his bravery during the Civil War.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Furness

Frank Heyling Furness (November 12, 1839 - June 27, 1912) was an American architect of the Victorian era. He designed more than 600 buildings, most in the Philadelphia area, and is remembered for his eclectic, muscular, often idiosyncratically scaled buildings, and for his influence on the Chicago architect Louis Sullivan. Furness was also a Medal of Honor recipient for his bravery during the Civil War.

Toward the end of his life, his bold style fell out of fashion, and many of his significant works were demolished in the 20th century. Among his most important surviving buildings are the University of Pennsylvania Library (now the Fisher Fine Arts Library), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, all in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Selected architectural works

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Furness#Selected_architectural_works

Gallery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Furness#Gallery

Military service

During the Civil War, Furness served as Captain and commander of Company F, 6th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry ("Rush's Lancers"). He received the Medal of Honor for his gallantry at the Battle of Trevilian Station.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Captain, Company F, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Place and date: At Trevilian Station, Virginia, June 12, 1864.

Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa.

Birth:------. Date of issue: October 20, 1899.

Citation:

Voluntarily carried a box of ammunition across an open space swept by the enemy's fire to the relief of an outpost whose ammunition had become almost exhausted, but which was thus enabled to hold its important position.

Gettysburg monument

Twenty-five years after fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg, he designed the monument to his regiment on South Cavalry Field:

"In design it is a simple granite block, as massive as a dolmen, but surrounded by a corona of bronze lances that are models of the original lances. ... [T]hey are depicted in a resting position, as if waiting to be seized at any instant and brought into battle. The sense of suspended action before the moment of the battle is all the more potent because it is rendered in stone and metal, making it perpetual. Of the hundreds of monuments at Gettysburg, Furness's is among the most haunting."

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Capt. Frank Furness, Medal of Honor's Timeline

1839
November 12, 1839
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1868
1868
Age 28
1873
1873
Age 33
1912
June 27, 1912
Age 72
Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania