“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Meriden in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)

Meriden Spanish American War Memorial

Meriden Spanish American War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 14, 2010
1. Meriden Spanish American War Memorial
Inscription. This memorial presented by the City of Meriden to the veterans of the Spanish American War

Company L., First Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry.
Bowen, Charles B. • Jones, Delbert R. • Keeney, Raymond G. • Abel, Alfred A. • Abel, Arthur A. • Aichler, Joseph G. • Amann, Louis C. • Anthony, George H. • Banner, William H. • Bartram, Howard H. • Benson, Axel M. • Benziger, Frederick C. • Bevins, Walter L. • Bickford, Louis H. • Bofird, Maxwell • Bolton, Edwin F. • Borchardt, L. Ferdinand • Bower, Clarence A. • Brechlin, Charles A. • Burdett, Charles S. • Burr, Albert A. • Burr, Walter W. • Carlin, Philip F. • Carter, De • Cobb, Rollo W. • Collins, James F. • Conreaux, Anton • Cooper, Arthur • Coutermash, Louis E. • Cox John J. • Dainton, Frank E. • Dulck, Frank A. • Dupee, Charles J. • Dussault, Alfred • Early, Eugene W. • Fletcher, John W. • Folce, Henry E. • Foran, John V. • Francis, John J. • Galvin, Thomas • Gardner, Willis W. • Goldstein, Louis • Gollnick, Fred • Goodman, Michael J. • Gracey, Joseph H. • Granger, Harry C. • Harvey, Harry E. • Hauschild, Clifford A. • Hennessy, Maurice • Hickey, John W. • Higgins, Edward • Hiller, William G. • Hogan, Edward T. • Hopwood, John • Hourigan, James D. • Hyde, William G. • Ives, Othniel • Jirma, Michael • Kaschube, Herman • Kay, John • Kelly, John J. • Kennedy,
Meriden Spanish American War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 14, 2010
2. Meriden Spanish American War Memorial
John J. • King, John • King, Joseph R. • Kline, August O. • Kline, Charles J. • Knoblauch, William J. • Lacoursiere, Phillip F.F. • Lee, William D. • Lenihan, James J. • Lucchini, Arthur C. • Mcgoldrick, John F. • Mclaughlin, Edward T. • Mulroney, Patrick J. • Noonan, William E. • Numann, August • O’Donnell, Charles J. • Olson, Charles A. • Penfield, William L. • Perkins, Charles S. Jr. • Pickhardt, Frank W. • Plunkett, John F. • Reama, Walter S. • Rees, William H. • Relyea, Fred H. • Rogers, Eugene C. • Royce, Walter H. • Runge, Julius G. • Russell, Lorenzo C. • Senecal, Joseph • Shea, George W. • Shea, Patrick J. • Sheehy, Anthony A. • Shinkey, John J. • Shortell, Patrick J. • Siegel, Herbert • Skinner, Leonard • Smith, Michael • Stanley, Harry • Stillman, Floyd W. • Tighe, Thomas E. • Timothy, Thomas P. • Todd, Whitney A. • Vibert, Philip T. • Walsh, Michael • Wachtelhausen, Charles E. • Wollschlager, Frank M. • Wren, William • Young, William G.

Other Veterans Who Enlisted From Meriden, Conn.
Anderson, Gustave • Bartholomew, Dominic • Beach, Alburton C. • Burnett, Robert • Burns, James • Carney, Thomas F. • Cashman, James • Clark, John M. • Clounan, James H. • Cornwall, Albert E. • Costello, Michael P. • Cotter, John F. • Cross, Joseph • Decantillion, Joseph • Delden, Walter S. • Doran, Michael J. • Dubord, Albert • Faith, Leonard P. • Flynn,
Closeup of the Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 14, 2010
3. Closeup of the Sculpture
John I. • Gallagher, Elliot S. • Garde, James • Garvey, Hugh P. • Gendron, Arthur J. • Gendron, Joseph H. • Gilligan, William F. • Greiner, Oscar H. • Harrington, William • Hatje, August • Havens, Eugene B. • Hogan, Michael • Holden, Francis P. • Johnson, Daniel B., Jr. • Keane, James • Keane, William H. • Kolet, Frank • Kramer, William C. • Labossinere, Albert • Lavenduski, John J. • Leahy, Thomas B. • Loy, Clarence E. • Lynch, John E. • Murphy, Charles • Noonan, William E. • O’Leary, James • Olson, Charles A. • Oughton, Robert A. • Reynolds, James B. • Ring, Daniel • Rosebrush, Harvey J. • Rosebush, William A. • Rosheck, Joseph • Ryan, Daniel E. • Ryan, Thomas C. • Schaefer, Victor • Stiles, John F. • Sullivan, Eugene • Teneyck, William • Travers, Edward S. • Trepanier, Regis • Wadsworth, Arthur • Walsh, James Michael • Young, Anthony E.
Roster of C.B. Bowen Camp No. 2, U.S.W.V.
Annenberg, J. • Austin, Arthur • Brown, Edward • Benoit, Arthur M. • Bowers, William • Curtis, Harry B. • Crump, Louis • Engstrom, John V. • Eustis, Clem • Foster, Otto • Fuchko, John • Gollnick, Charles • Gomme, Irving C. • Graves, Frank M. • Gustafson, Fred • Hall, Edward B. • Harris, Charles W. • Hart, Benjamin D. • Kane, Francis E. • Latham, Harry • Lockert, John • Lyman, Ernest E. • McCullough, Edward A. • Mottram, Alfred • Noonan, Charles • O’Leary, Michael • Raymond, James
Meriden Spanish American War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 14, 2010
4. Meriden Spanish American War Memorial
• Sawtelle, Percy A. • Shields, Thomas H. • Smith, Eugene F. • Spicer, Ernest W. • Troud, Joseph • Troy, Daniel • Whalen, Henry
Erected by City of Meriden.
Location. 41° 31.934′ N, 72° 47.619′ W. Marker is in Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Charles Street, on the left when traveling north on Broad Street. Click for map. Located in the median on Broad Street. Marker is in this post office area: Meriden CT 06450, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meriden Korea – Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 201st Anniversary of the Marine Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star Association Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Masonic Lodge in Meriden (within shouting distance of this marker); Meriden / Lexington Alarm (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Count Casimir Pulaski (about 300 feet away); The Patriots (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Meriden.
Also see . . .
1. Other instances of Kitson's The Hiker statues entered in the Historical Marker database
Bronze Medallion on the Pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 14, 2010
5. Bronze Medallion on the Pedestal
Spanish War Veterans
1898 – 1902bn Cuba
Philippine Islands
. (Submitted on January 22, 2010.)
2. The Story Behind Iron Mike. This article by Tim Brady was published in May 2006 by the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. The original sculpture of The Hiker was dedicated to the University of Minnesota students who'd served in the Spanish-American War.
"Veterans of the Spanish-American War called themselves hikers, in the same way that World War I vets were doughboys and World War II vets were G.I. Joes. In fact, this statue, which would subsequently be recast more than 50 times and wind up in town squares and cemeteries across the nation, was given the name The Hiker in almost all of these locales, including at Arlington National Cemetery, where the monument was dedicated under that name in 1965." (Submitted on January 22, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
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