Gloucester in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial
G. Co. Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, U.S. Vols.
Reviewed by General Maximo Gomez
at Matanzas, Cuba, February 20, 1899
Gloucester's sons, one hundred strong
answered the nation's call to arms
in the war for the liberation of Cuba.
Bravely they endured in camp and field
South Facing back side
sinking the Spanish destroyers Pluton and Furor
off Santiago, Cuba, July 3, 1898
Inspired by the deeds of their forefathers,
nearly three hundred men of Gloucester
volunteered for naval service.
Their seafaring experience contributed largely
to America's decisive victory.
East facing right side
Spanish - War - Veterans - 1898-1902
West facing left side
war with Spain
Location. 42° 36.9′ N, 70° 39.733′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Prospect Street and Pleasant Touch for map. Has it's own triangular area that is well kept with flowers and such. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester MA 01930, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Sawyer (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Heberle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocky Neck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cape Ann Granite (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Howard Blackburn (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Alfred (Centennial) Johnson (approx. ¼ mile away); Salting Fish (approx. ¼ mile away); Dogtown & Babson Builders (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
Additional keywords. USS Gloucester, Pluton, Furor, G Company Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, Matanzas Cuba
Categories. • War, Spanish-American •
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