Omaha in Douglas County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Spanish-American War Memorial
This beautiful monument to the soldiers of the Spanish-American War was erected in 1900 by the Lee Forby Encampment #1 of the Spanish-American War Veterans.
Captain Lee Forby, born January 3, 1871, was wounded at the Battle of San Francisco del Norte [sic - Monte], and died near Manila, Philippine Islands, on March 28, 1899.
Names of others who died with Captain Forby are engraved on the east side of the monument, which notes their unit's original name, Company L. However, when Company L (Thurston Rifles) of the Nebraska National Guard was called to active duty, it was redesignated as Company G of the 1st Regiment, Nebraska Volunteers.
To the east of the main road in the Cemetery, you can see a large, square monument with an eagle on the top (which has turned green with age). This is the actual burial plot of Captain Forby and other members of his family.
Historic marker dedicated on May 28, 1984
Lee Forby Capt.
San Francisco Del Monte, Mar. 25, 1899.
F. E. Hansen Corp.
Calumpit, Apr. 25, 1899.
M. O. Legg Pvt.
Bag Bag River, Apr. 24, 1899.
C. O. Ballenger
Santa Mesa, Feb. 5, 1899.
R. W. Kells
Santa Mesa, Feb. 5, 1899.
M. E. Sayles
Marilao, Mar. 27, 1899.
J. H. Whitmore
W. O. Belden
San Tomas, May 4, 1899.
Manila, Dec. 19, 1898.
War in the Philippines
Skirmish with Spaniards, Aug. 2&6, 1898.
Capture of Manila, Aug. 13.
Santa Mesa, Feb. 4&5, 1899.
Water Works, Feb. 6.
Mariguina Road, Feb. 17, Mar. 5&6.
San Mateo River, Feb. 22.
Pumping Station, Feb. 24.
Mariguina, Feb. 26&27.
San Francisco Del Monte, Mar. 25.
Meycanayan, Mar. 26.
Marilao River, Mar. 27.
Guiguinto, Mar. 29&30.
Malolos, Mar. 31.
Bag Bag River, Apr. 24.
Calumpit, Apr. 25.
San Tomas, May 4.
Erected 1984 by Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Location. 41° 16.717′ N, 95° 57.621′ W. Marker is in Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Touch for map. Marker is in Prospect Hill Cemetery, 3202 Parker Street. Marker is in this post office area: Omaha NE 68111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Wesley Nichols (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Francis Bauman (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred Sorenson (within shouting distance of this William Davis Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson Poppleton (within shouting distance of this marker); Johan and Sophia Ahmanson (within shouting distance of this marker); James G. Megeath (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James M. Woolworth (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Omaha.
Also see . . . Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha. (Submitted on August 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Spanish-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 522 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.