Sergeant James Engle Park
About Sergeant James Engle Park
Sergeant James Engle Park is a 12-acre historical park in Chester and includes 0.4 miles of unpaved trails. The park is located next to Fort Wead Park. Parking is limited.
This park is named after Sergeant James E. Engle, of Company I, 97th Pennsylvania Volunteers. During a skirmish on May 18, 1864, Engle volunteered to carry ammunition from this area to soldiers at the front. He remained there, distributing ammunition under constant fire, for the rest of the day. Members of his regiment recommended him for the Congressional Medal of Honor, which he was awarded in 1896.