Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
George Dewey, Admiral of the Navy, U.S.N.
Henry T. Mayo, Vice Admiral, U.S.N
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt ordered Dewey to take offensive action in the Philippines in the event of war with Spain. Several days after the declaration of war, on 1 May 1898, he decisively defeated the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay.
Promoted to Admiral of the Navy, the highest rank existing, he returned home to a hero’s welcome. At his death, his body lay in state under the capitol dome in Washington, DC.
Born in Burlington, Vermont, Henry T. Mayo entered the United States Naval Academy at 16 and graduated in 1876. Rising steadily through the ranks, he became Commodore in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet in 1916 just prior to the United States entry into World War I. His body rests at Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vermont.
Location. 44° 28.557′ N, 73° 13.295′ W. Marker is Touch for map. The marker is within the Lake Champlain Naval Memorial park. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lone Sailor (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Valcour Island (here, next to this marker); Honor and Tradition (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Plattsburgh Bay (here, next to this marker); Lake Champlain Navy Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Celebrating Champlain (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Quadricentennial Celebration (about 600 feet away); Vermont / Steamer "Vermont" (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Categories. • War, Spanish-American • War, World I •
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