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Greensburg in Decatur County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Spanish American War Veterans

 
 
Spanish American War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
1. Spanish American War Veterans Marker
Inscription.

( Front Plaque )

( Bronze “Crest” of the “Spanish War Veterans 1898 - 1902" )

( Obverse Plaque )

( Likeness of the Original Memorial )

Original Spanish American War Memorial


On 24 August 1921, the surviving Veterans of the Spanish American War organized Greensburg Camp Number 63 - United Spanish American War Veterans. The members held a patriotic program on February 15 each year in observance of the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine until the camp was dissolved in 1946.

On 31 October 1926, members placed a memorial on the North side of the Courthouse Square dedicating it ‘to the memory of all Spanish American War Veterans living and dead.’

The bronze plaque opposite this inscription tablet was saved when the original memorial was dismantled in 1995 as construction on the Courthouse addition began. This memorial, a part of the All Wars Memorial, is dedicated “to the memory of all Spanish American War Veterans.”


 
Erected 1926 by Spanish American War Veterans Camp Number 63.
 
Location. 39° 20.206′ N, 85° 29.011′ W. Marker is in Greensburg, Indiana, in Decatur County. Marker is
Wide View - - Spanish American War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
2. Wide View - - Spanish American War Veterans Marker
on East Main Street (U.S. 421) west of North Franklin Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located on the South side-walk to the Decatur County Courthouse in Greensburg, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Greensburg IN 47240, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Decatur County Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Decatur County All Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Decatur County Court House (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Thomas Hendricks / Elizabeth Trimble Hendricks (within shouting distance of this marker); The Naegel Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Donnell -V.- State, 1852 (about 300 feet away); Civil War General John T. Wilder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Decatur County (Indiana) Bridge 140 (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greensburg.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Obverse Plaque - - Spanish American War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
3. Obverse Plaque - - Spanish American War Veterans Marker
(Click to see the details.) Inscription is noted above.
Wide View - - Spanish American War Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
4. Wide View - - Spanish American War Veterans Marker
Marker can be seen to the lower left in this photo.
Decatur County Courthouse - Greensburg, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
5. Decatur County Courthouse - Greensburg, Indiana
The marker can be see to the extreme right in this photo. - - >
The Decatur County Court House - "Tree". . . image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
6. The Decatur County Court House - "Tree". . .
 
 
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