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Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Spanish Flagship Gun

 
 
Spanish Flagship Gun Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
1. Spanish Flagship Gun Marker
Inscription.
This gun was taken from the wreck of
Admiral Cervera's flagship
Maria Theresa
which fired the first shot
July 3, 1898
as she steamed from Santiago Harbor.

 
Location. 41° 21.299′ N, 72° 4.801′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is on Monument Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located on the gun near the entrance to Fort Griswold State Battlefield Park. Marker is in this post office area: Groton CT 06340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Groton Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Defenders of Fort Griswold Sept 6th 1781 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Construction of Fort Griswold (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Groton Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. William Ledyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away); Death of Major William Montgomery (about 500 feet away); Ye Ebenezer Avery House (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Groton.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Griswold After the Revolution. Friends of Fort Griswold website.
Marker on Monument Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
2. Marker on Monument Street
Marker can be seen on the upper hood of the gun.
(Submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Spanish Flagship Cannon Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
3. Spanish Flagship Cannon
This Spanish-American War Cannon was taken off the Spanish flagship, the Marie-Theresa. The cannon fired upon American ships as the Marie-Theresa tried to steam out of Cuba's Santiago Harbor during the Spanish-American War.
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2009
4. Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
The Spanish Flagship Gun is located in front of the Groton Battle Monument across from the entrance to the State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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