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Captain C. V. Gridley

 
 
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By Bill Klauk, circa 2001
1. Captain C. V. Gridley Marker
Inscription. Grave of Captain Gridley, commander of Dewey's flagship Olympia in the Battle of Manila Bay, 1898, is located in this cemetery. Dewey's order, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," opened the battle.
 
Erected 1946 by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 42° 8.61′ N, 80° 2.885′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on East Lake Road. Click for map. At the entrance to Lakeside Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1716 E Lake Rd, Erie PA 16511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Erie Land Lighthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); General Anthony Wayne Blockhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Anthony Wayne (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Presque Isle (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pennsylvania National Guard (approx. 1.7 miles away); Presque Isle Forts (approx. 1.7 miles away); American Fort (approx. 1.7 miles away); Erie Heritage (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Erie.
 
Also see . . .
1. Capt. Charles V. “Steve” Gridley. Biography of Captain Gridley, on the Spanish American War Centennial website. (Submitted on July 24, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Captain C. V. Gridley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 2, 2015
2. Captain C. V. Gridley Marker
 

2. Charles Vernon Gridley at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PersonsWar, Spanish-American
 
Captain C. V. Gridley Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Klauk
3. Captain C. V. Gridley Grave Marker
Charles Vernon Gridley, U.S.N.
1844 - 1898
In command of the flagship Olympia at the Battle of Manila Bay, May 1, 1898.
Died at Kobe, Japan, June 5
Captain C. V. Gridley image. Click for more information.
By Edward H. Hart, circa 1897
4. Captain C. V. Gridley
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
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Charles Vernon Gridley image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 13, 2013
5. Charles Vernon Gridley
This plaque honoring Charles Vernon Gridley hangs in Bancoft Hall at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Charles Vernon Gridley
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Captain United States Navy
Born November 24 - 1844
Appointed to the Naval Academy
From Michigan 1860 Graduated 1863
Served with Farragut 1863 - 64
Commanded the U.S. Flagship Olympia
at the Battle of Manila Bay May 1 - 1898
Died at Kobe Japan
June 5 - 1898
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 881 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on December 29, 2016.
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