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Spanish-American War Topic

 
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By Sandra Hughes, June 1, 2018
Colors of Significance Historic Flags of Mobile Point Marker
GEOGRAPHIC SORT WITH USA FIRST
1Alabama (Baldwin County), Fort Morgan — Colors of Significance: Historic Flags of Mobile Point
Traditionally referred to as "colors', flags have long been used to identify nations, loyalties, and movements. As the sands have shifted through the ages, so too have the colors and loyalties of the Gulf Coast. Displayed here are a small section of . . . — Map (db m118331) HM
2Alabama (Baldwin County), Fort Morgan — The Pride of Seven Flags
(East Face): Tribute dedicated to the memory of the soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of our country here at Fort Morgan. Here lies the pride of seven flags entombed in our ancestor’s worth, who heard the thunder of the fray . . . — Map (db m4649) HM
3Alabama (Hale County), Greensboro — Magnolia Grove
Birthplace, ancestral home of Richard Pearson Hobson 1870-1937 Spanish - American War Hero Admiral Hobson, as naval officer, Statesman, lecturer and author, Urged national preparedness: Championed human welfare causes. Alabama made . . . — Map (db m83755) HM
4Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Rear Adm. John Murray HoodCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Commander of the Hawk, the fastest U.S. ship in the Spanish-American War, Rear Admiral John M. Hood then commanded the Fourth Division of the Atlantic Fleet in World War I. The USS John Hood (DD-655) was named for him. Inducted . . . — Map (db m99380) HM
5Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Wheeler Rifles~Organized 1888~
Prior to the repeal of the Militia Act in 1902, states maintained their own militia. One of the last militia in Florence and Lauderdale County was the Wheeler Rifles. Organized in 1888, under the command of Captain Julian Fields, it was named for . . . — Map (db m32774) HM
6Alabama (Lauderdale County), Rogersville — General Joseph WheelerSoldier • Statesman • Patriot
(plaque) "Trusted, honored, and loved by the people of Alabama for his splendid character and distinguished service as a citizen and soldier." Born September 10, 1836, in Augusta, Georgia, Joseph Wheeler graduated from West Point in 1859, . . . — Map (db m84295) HM WM
7Alabama (Lawrence County), Hillsboro — Home of Annie Wheeler
Born July 31, 1868 ~ Died April 10, 1955 Daughter of General Joseph Wheeler Gallantly served her country three times on foreign soil. Volunteer nurse, Santiago, Cuba~1898. Spanish~American War and Manila, P.I. ~1899 during Philippine . . . — Map (db m29558) HM
8Alabama (Lawrence County), Hillsboro — Home of Gen. Joe Wheeler
The record of his service shines in letters of living light in the annals of his country's history. — Map (db m76926) HM
9Alabama (Lawrence County), Hillsboro — Home of Gen. Joseph Wheeler1836~1906
. . . — Map (db m76952) HM
10Alabama (Lowndes County), Lowndesboro — Our Confederate Soldiers1861   1865
In Honor of Our Confederate Soldiers 1861 1865 Jno Alexander • Wm. Alexander • Wm. H. Alexander • Ed Alexander • Capt. M.F. Bonham • Maj. Bright • Capt. T.B. Brown • Alberta Caffee • Irvin Crocheron • J.P. Caffee • Jim Crocheron • Jno. . . . — Map (db m85472) WM
11Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Buffalo SoldiersHuntsville, AL
After the Civil War, the future of African-Americans in the United States Army was in doubt. In July 1866, Congress passed legislation establishing two cavalry and four infantry regiments to be made up of African-American soldiers. The mounted . . . — Map (db m75092) HM WM
12Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Oak Place
George Gilliam Steele, one of Huntsville's preeminent architects, designed and built Oak Place as his country residence circa 1840 on 320 acres. An outstanding example of Early Greek Revival architecture, it was unique for the period with its . . . — Map (db m154278) HM
13Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Spanish American War 1898/Philippine Insurrection 1899-1913
Spanish American War 1898 I am Petty Officer Arnold Wojciechowski of the USS Olympia, a cruiser commissioned by the US Navy in 1895. The Spanish-American War resulted from the ongoing Cuban and Philippine Wars of Independence. Exaggerated . . . — Map (db m151216) WM
14Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell Air Force Base — Major General James Harrison Wilson, USVWilson's Raiders
(Side A) Major General James Harrison Wilson, USV 1837-1925 Exceptional American soldier, born Illinois, West Point Class of 1860, MG at 27. Civil War service: Port Royal 1861-62, Aide to McClellan '62; Vicksburg and Chattanooga . . . — Map (db m64436) HM
15Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Governor William Calvin Oates / Colonel W. C. Oates, CSA at Gettysburg
(Side 1) Governor William Calvin Oates Born in Pike County into a poor Alabama family in 1835, Oates practiced law in Abbeville when the War began. Elected Captain of the "Henry Pioneers," Co. G, 15th Alabama Infantry. He saw . . . — Map (db m86116) HM
16Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — The Capital City Guards1885 - 1905
In July 1885, the state Adjutant General authorized the organization of a black infantry company known as the Capital City Guards. Joseph L. Ligon was elected captain. Over the next 20 years, the Capital City Guards were a source of tremendous civic . . . — Map (db m71260) HM
17Arizona (Coconino County), Grand Canyon National Park — Buckey O'Neill CabinGrand Canyon National Park
In the early 1890s (exact date unknown) Buckey O'Neill built a log cabin here on Grand Canyon's south rim. It stands in front of you; it is Grand Canyon's oldest surviving historic structure. Grand Canyon's modern era began with people like . . . — Map (db m39545) HM
18Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — John Campbell Greenway1872-1926
Rough Rider, mining engineer, developer of the Ajo copper mines and designer of the town of Ajo for Calumet and Arizona Mining Co., Brigadier General, Army Reserve, and Regent, University of Arizona. The other original casting, . . . — Map (db m41974) HM
19Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Spanish War Veterans Monument1898-1902
In Memory of Those Who Served Spanish American War 1898-1902 Cuba – Porto Rico – Philippines – China Lest You Forget — Map (db m38993) HM
20Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Site of the O'Neill/Munds House
A beautiful Victorian Cottage which faced East Sheldon Street was built on this site by W. B. Jones. On November 15, 1893, William Owen (Buckey) O'Neill and his wife Pauline moved into the house. O'Neill used a portion of the upstairs as his office . . . — Map (db m20619) HM
21Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — Solon Hannibal Borglum America's First Cowboy Sculptor1866 - 1922
This free-spirited Son of the West, sensitive to the changing era in which he lived, portrayed the western epic in marble and bronze. Our "Bucky O'Neill" monumental bronze is among his greatest works, and is acclaimed by art critics as one of the . . . — Map (db m21165) HM
22Arizona (Yavapai County), Prescott — VFW Bucky O'Neill Post No. 541
Founded in Jan. 1921 and named after the famous Rough Rider William "Bucky" O'Neill, the post is the oldest active VFW post in Arizona. Born Feb. 2, 1860 in St. Louis, Missouri, his many accomplishments include being a Lawyer, Judge, Sheriff, Editor . . . — Map (db m68732) HM
23Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[Written on the initial marker, provided for context] Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following . . . — Map (db m92421) HM WM
24Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — War with Spain
There were two principal causes for the war with Spain. The first was the brutality of the methods by which the Spanish Colonial authorities sought to suppress the revolution that began in Cuba in 1859 - methods that outraged the American sense of . . . — Map (db m91849) HM
25Arkansas (Boone County), Harrison — Boone County Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial
In Memory of Spanish American War Veterans 1898 - 1902 Erected by Department of Arkansas Auxiliary 1941 Nelson S. Thornton - Ruby H. LyonsMap (db m143896) WM
26Arkansas (Carroll County), Eureka Springs — Spanish-American and World War Veterans Memorial
In memory of our deceased World War Veterans Western District of Carroll County In Memoriam United Spanish War Veterans 1898 — Map (db m59973) HM
27Arkansas (Craighead County), Jonesboro — In Memoriam United Spanish War Veterans1898
{Title is text}Map (db m116621) WM
28Arkansas (Crawford County), Van Buren — Crawford County War Memorial
On this lawn was erected our first Courthouse in 1841 and has been the scene for many events during the wars in which Crawford County boys fought. Mexican War, 1846. War Between the States, 1861-1865. Spanish American War, 1898. . . . — Map (db m96859) WM
29Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — In Memory of United Spanish War Veterans1898 — 1902
{Title is text}Map (db m116215) WM
30Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Spanish-American War Memorial
When the call to arms sounded in the War with Spain, in 1898 Arkansas sent 2822 of her sons into the field with marvelous rapidity; and many gave up their lives in hospital and camp. Arkansas honors all who served, and especially those who died, as . . . — Map (db m157593) WM
31Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — United Spanish War Veterans TributeThe Boy's of 1898
A Tribute to the United Spanish War Veterans The Boy's of 1898 The Only 100% Volunteer Army of the United States — Map (db m116176) WM
32Arkansas (Sebastian County), Fort Smith — United Spanish War Veterans MemorialIn Memoriam
[Title is text] — Map (db m92357) WM
33California (Alameda County), Berkeley — Jos. H. McCourt / Bruno L. Putzker
In Memoriam Jos. H. McCourt 1877 – 1900 Co. F. 8th Cal Inf. U.S.V. – Co. I. 35th Inf. U.S.V. ——— Bruno L. Putzker 1880 – 1899 Btry. K. 3rd U.S. Army Berkeley men killed in action in . . . — Map (db m52400) HM
34California (Alameda County), Oakland — Oakland War Memorial
In memory of the heroes of the Civil War, Spanish War and the World War who gave their lives that liberty shall not perish June 14, 1920 — Map (db m72915) WM
35California (Alameda County), Oakland — The War With Spain Memorial
In memory of 8th California Volunteer Infantry Regiment Eight Army Corps Mustered in at Camp Barrett Oakland, California July 6, 1898 Companies A - Chico B - San Jose C - Petaluma D - San Rafael E - Santa Rosa F - . . . — Map (db m157259) WM
36California (Alameda County), Oakland — USS Maine Memorial
Torpedo Port Destroyed Feb. 15, 1898 Erected by EH Liscum Camp No 7 USWV Feb 16 1913 — Map (db m157265) WM
37California (Riverside County), Chiriaco Summit — The Desert Training Center
[This is a four sided monument displaying three different markers:] Front - Facing West: Desert Training Center * Camp Young * Maj. Gen. George S. Patton Jr., U.S. Army, selected Camp Young as headquarters site for the Desert . . . — Map (db m32139) HM
38California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — J. Holland Laidler Camp No. 5 Plot
J. Holland Laidler, in honor of whose memory the Camp was named, was on staff of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company’s Hospital in Sacramento prior to the commencement of the war between the United States and Spain. At the outbreak of . . . — Map (db m12504) HM
39California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Maine MemorialSpanish War Veterans Memorial
At forty minutes past nine, on the evening of the 15th of February 1898, the United States Battleship Maine was ripped by a sudden and devastating explosion, demolishing the entire forward section and sending the ship to the bottom of Havana Harbor. . . . — Map (db m12520) HM
40California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — California Volunteers' Memorial
Erected by the Citizens of San Francisco in Honor of the California Volunteers Spanish-American War 1898 “First to the Front” — Map (db m36691) HM
41California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dewey Monument
(Panel 1) On the night of April Thirtieth 1898 Commodore Deweys squadron entered Manila Bay and undaunted by the danger of submerged explosives reached Manila at dawn of May First 1898 • Attacked and destroyed the Spanish fleet of ten war . . . — Map (db m15075) HM
42California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — French 24-Pounder
Cast in bronze in 1754 for the French Army, this gun was used by the Spanish and captured by American Forces in Cuba during the Spanish-American War Emplaced on this site July 1973 by order of Col. John L. Fellows Jr. Commanding . . . — Map (db m144260) HM
43California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Abraham Lincoln BrigadeIt is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees! – Dolores Ibarrúri — ... no man ever entered earth more honorably than those who died in Spain – Ernest Hemingway —
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Memorial is part historical marker, part veterans memorial and entirely a work of art. It consists of a number of panels. The panels are in 15 columns of three rows each. Not all panels contain text, and some panels of . . . — Map (db m72028) HM WM
44California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Era of Earthworks BatteriesBattery East — Golden Gate National Recreation Area —
Armored vessels and rifled artillery developed during the Civil War could destroy brick forts like Fort Point. As a consequence, these walled forts were replaced by earthen gun emplacements with underground ammunition magazines like Battery East, . . . — Map (db m131192) HM
45California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Ordoñez GunA “War Prize” from the Philippines – 1899
The Presidio’s Ordoñez gun was originally mounted in a Spanish coastal fort at Subic Bay in the Philippines. Undamaged during the Spanish American War, the gun was captured by Filipino nationalists, who were known as “Insurrectos” by the . . . — Map (db m12619) HM
46California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — War in the PhilippinesThe Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, and the Presidio — 1898 – 1902 —
On April 21, 1898, the United States declared war against Spain. The immediate causes were America’s support of Cuba’s ongoing struggle against Spanish rule and the mysterious explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor. This was the first . . . — Map (db m48530) HM
47California (Tuolumne County), Sonora — Veterans Memorial BuildingDedicated 1933 — Tuolumne County War Memorials —
[ First Marker - See Photo #1 ] Veterans Memorial Building American Legion Post 58 & Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3154 & Auxiliary Disabled American Veterans Chapter 119 & . . . — Map (db m31933) WM
48California (Yolo County), West Sacramento — Veterans Plaza
[First Marker] SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898 The Spanish-American War was a turning point in American history. It marked the first time that we sent troops overseas to defend freedom. Whether at San Juan Hill or Manila Bay, these founders of . . . — Map (db m15707) WM
49Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Colorado Volunteers1898-1899
(West Side:) Puerta Real, Royal Gate through which officers of the American Army entered the walled city to negotiate the Surrender of Manila Map of the Philippine Islands emblematic of the territory and . . . — Map (db m75608) WM
50Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Irving HaleScholar, Soldiers, Citizen
Valedictorian of the first class, Denver high School, 1877. Graduated from United States Military Academy 1884 with record of 2070.4 out of possible 2075. War with Spain, Colonel 1st Colorado infantry U.S.V. His regiment led the advance in capture . . . — Map (db m46108) HM
51Connecticut (Fairfield County), Bridgeport — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15th 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine — Map (db m27128) HM
52Connecticut (Fairfield County), Danbury — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
[ Inscribed around the bronze base ] Dedicated to the Soldiers and Sailors of Danbury 1776 1861 1898 1917 Donald E. Curran SCMap (db m22785) HM
53Connecticut (Fairfield County), Darien — Spring Grove Cemetery Veterans Memorial
(inscribed around the base) Dedicated to the Veterans of the Nation 1861 • 1898 • 1917 — Map (db m80263) WM
54Connecticut (Fairfield County), Ridgefield — Ridgefield Veterans Monument
[ west side ] To the Memory of The Citizens of Ridgefield Who Served Their Country In the Wars of the Republic 1775 – 1918 Erected by the People of Ridgefield MCMXXIV [ east side ] War of the . . . — Map (db m31972) WM
55Connecticut (Fairfield County), Wilton — Wilton Veterans Memorial
Wilton Veterans Memorial Honoring Those who served Revolutionary War   1775 – 1784 War of 1812   1812 – 1814 Mexican War   1846 – 1848 Civil War   1861 1865 Spanish – American War   1989 – 1902 . . . — Map (db m32254) WM
56Connecticut (Hartford County), Avon — Avon Veterans Monument
[ center panel ] Avon Remembers "No Greater Gift" Mexican War Sperry, Orrin Civil War Beman, Job • Booth, Austin C • Brewer, Gilbert F • Buckley, Frederick O • Calkins, Obed H • Clark, Henry W • Evans, Henry D • Evans, Newton J . . . — Map (db m33168) WM
57Connecticut (Hartford County), Bristol — Bristol Spanish War Veterans Monument
[ upper plaque ] Philippine Islands Cuba Porto Rico U.S.A. Spanish War Veterans 1898 - 1902 [ lower plaque ] To Perpetuate the memory of the Citizens of Bristol Who served in the War with Spain, Philippine . . . — Map (db m34283) HM
58Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — Spanish War Veterans Memorial
To commemorate the valor and patriotism of the Hartford men who served their country in the war with Spain 1898 — Map (db m28288) HM
59Connecticut (Hartford County), Manchester — Manchester Spanish American War Monument
Ward Cheney Camp No 13 U.S.W.V. A Memorial to the Boys of Manchester Conn. Who Volunteered and Served Their Country in the Spanish American War — Map (db m98737) WM
60Connecticut (Hartford County), New Britain — New Britain Spanish-American War Memorial
[ panel 1 ] In Memoriam Not a war for conquest or military glory, but a righteous war fought by American volunteers to succor the weak and oppressed against foreign tyranny and to give to Cuba and the Philippines a place among the . . . — Map (db m41515) HM
61Connecticut (Litchfield County), Barkhamsted — Barkhamsted Soldiers Memorial
[ north side ] 1776 The Tribute Of The People Of Barkhamsted To The Memory Of Her Sons And Daughters Who Fought To Establish Defend And Preserve The Nation --- Erected 1897 [ lower plaque ] World War . . . — Map (db m29847) WM
62Connecticut (Litchfield County), East Canaan — East Canaan Veterans Monument
[ north side ] This Memorial Was Erected By The Citizens & Friends of East Canaan Conn 1928 [ west side ] In Memory Of Those Who Answered Their Country's Call 1917 – 1918 [ east side ] In . . . — Map (db m41853) HM
63Connecticut (Litchfield County), Torrington — Torrington Veterans Memorial
This Memorial Records The Devotion Of The Sons And Daughters Of Torrington Who In The Hour Of Need Gave Their Services To Their Country Putting Honor And Duty Above Safety They Sought Not Glory But The Good Of Their Country And . . . — Map (db m30459) WM
64Connecticut (New Haven County), Guilford — Guilford Spanish-American War Monument
. . . — Map (db m57418) HM
65Connecticut (New Haven County), Meriden — Meriden Spanish American War Memorial
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. . . . — Map (db m26601) HM
66Connecticut (New Haven County), Meriden — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15, 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine — Map (db m27286) HM
67Connecticut (New Haven County), New Haven — In Memory of Augustus Canfield Ledyard
. . . — Map (db m34886) HM
68Connecticut (New Haven County), Orange — Orange Veterans Monument
Amerigion Legion   Post 127 In Memory Of The Veterans Of The War of Independence War of 1812 Civil War Spanish American War World War I World War II Korean War Vietnam War — Map (db m27723) WM
69Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Waterbury Veteran’s Monument
In honor of all those who served in the wars of our country Revolution 1775 – 1783 War of 1812 – 1814 Mexican War 1846 – 1848 Civil War 1861 – 1865 Spanish American War 1898 Korean War 1950 – 1953 . . . — Map (db m19923) WM
70Connecticut (New London County), Groton — Spanish Flagship Gun
This gun was taken from the wreck of Admiral Cervera's flagship Maria Theresa which fired the first shot July 3, 1898 as she steamed from Santiago Harbor. — Map (db m19057) HM
71Connecticut (New London County), Norwich — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15, 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine — Map (db m101859) WM
72Connecticut (Windham County), Eastford — Eastford Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to Eastford Military Veterans In recognition of an appreciation For their service to the United States of America. This monument funded by the family of Charles S. Bowen, Sr., native son, veteran, and patriot. Dedicated . . . — Map (db m122612) WM
73Connecticut (Windham County), Pomfret — In Honor of the Men of Pomfret
In Honor of The Men of Pomfret Who served their Country in its struggles for Liberty, Justice and Humanity 1775 Revolutionary War 1783 1812 War of 1812 1814 1848 War with Mexico 1848 1961 Civil War 1865 1898 Spanish . . . — Map (db m133602) WM
74Connecticut (Windham County), Thompson — Thompson Civil and Spanish War Memorial
Dedicated by the Town of Thompson to its Soldiers of The Civil and Spanish Wars *** Names not transcribed *** — Map (db m127278) WM
75Connecticut (Windham County), Woodstock — Town of Woodstock War Memorial I
(front) In honor of those who served their Country in its struggles for liberty, justice and humanity 1775 Revolutionary War 1783 1812 War of 1812 1814 1846 War with Mexico 1848 1861 Civil War 1865 1898 Spanish America . . . — Map (db m123854) WM
76Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial
[Panel 1:]African American Medal of Honor Recipients Memorial The Medal of Honor takes its place in our country as the highest award for military valor. The honor, awarded by the President in the name of Congress, may only be accorded an . . . — Map (db m80507) HM
77Delaware (Sussex County), Lewes — The U.S. Navy at Cape HenlopenA Century of Service
The United States Navy's ties to Cape Henlopen spanned nearly 100 years. The Navy first came to the Cape in 1898 to build a signal tower during the Spanish American War. In the 20th century, the Navy kept a communications station he, beginning with . . . — Map (db m79201) HM
78District of Columbia (Washington), Brightwood — Walter Reed Memorial
Walter Reed 1851 - 1902 Bacteriologist - Research Scientist In honor of his great work in the fight for the eradication of yellow fever Reverse: Insignia of the Army Medical Corps In recognition of the high public service of . . . — Map (db m68990) HM
79District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — These Five-Inch Brass Trophy Guns
These five-inch brass trophy guns were captured from the Spanish Arsenal at Cavete, in the Phillipine Islands on May 1, 1898, following the defeat of the Spanish Squadron in Manila Bay by the United States Navy. Admiral Dewey, the hero of the . . . — Map (db m71257) HM
80District of Columbia (Washington), Dupont Circle — Theodore RooseveltDupont Circle — Diverse Visions | One Neighborhood —
Theodore Roosevelt resided in a number of houses in Dupont Circle. Two still standing are 1215 19th St. and 1820 Jefferson St. In 1898, he lived at 1810 N St. (below, since razed). That year he led a volunteer cavalry called the Rough Riders . . . — Map (db m96038) HM
81District of Columbia (Washington), East Potomac Park — Cuban Friendship Urn
Smaller plaque on the urn El recuerdo del “Maine” tendrá eterna duración durante los siglos los lazos de la amistad entre la tierra de Cuba y la tierra de los Estados Unidos de Norte América. —Gerardo Machado Plaque . . . — Map (db m7871) HM
82District of Columbia (Washington), Federal Triangle — 2 — Grandeur for the PeopleMake No Little Plans — Federal Triangle Heritage Trail —
The National Archives, keeper of the nation's founding documents and most important federal government records, occupies this important spot halfway between the Capitol and the White House. Before the Archives building was constructed, federal . . . — Map (db m57217) HM
83District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — Healing in War and Peace
Georgetown University Hospital, set atop a row of hills along Reservoir Road, promotes good health through patient care, research and education. Founded in 1898 and shaped by Georgetown's Catholic Jesuit heritage, the hospital consistently has . . . — Map (db m113906) HM
84District of Columbia (Washington), Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) — "The Gun"Hontoria 140 mm.
This Hontoria 140 mm. (5.9 in.) naval gun was taken from the Spanish cruiser Almirante Oquendo following her capture at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba on 3 July 1898 during the Spanish-American War. Almirante Oquendo, of the Infanta Maria . . . — Map (db m63901) HM
85District of Columbia (Washington), Kingman Park — In Memory of Eastern High School Alumni
In Memory of Eastern High•School Alumni Who•Died•For Humanity Spanish American War World War — Map (db m114912) WM
86District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — "4-in. 40 caliber rifles"
These two guns, originally known as breech-loading rifles, are trained in a southerly direction, to either side of the flagpole. Gun on East side, registry no. 21, manufactured in 1896 here at the Navy Yard mounted on USS PURITAN (Monitor #1, . . . — Map (db m52098) HM
87District of Columbia (Washington), Navy Yard — Willard ParkWashington Navy YardPanel 2
On display in Willard Park, named for the early 20th century commandant of the Yard, are naval artifacts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Behind you is the gun mount from the battleship Maine, sunk on the eve of the . . . — Map (db m89380) HM WM
88District of Columbia (Washington), Theodore Roosevelt Island — Rough and ReadyTheodore Roosevelt Island — George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Union troops occupied this island one month after the Civil War broke out in April 1861. Following the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, African Americans that enlisted in the Union Army trained to fight here. Once prepared for battle, . . . — Map (db m150051) HM
89Florida (Brevard County), Melbourne — Gen. John B. Castleman House
This house was built prior to 1900 by Gen. John B. Castleman, a veteran of the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. Gen. Castleman, from Louisville, KY., used this as his winter home for many years. The General was active in political and . . . — Map (db m49039) HM
90Florida (Duval County), Jacksonville — Camp Site of the Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
This tablet marks the camp site of the Forty-Ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry Colonel William G. Dows Commanding 1898-1899 War with Spain — Map (db m58576) HM
91Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola — Rough Riders
June 1, 1898, Col. Theodore Roosevelt and 170 of his Rough Riders (Indians, cowboys, policemen, clubmen, millionaires, etc.) welcomed here en route to Spanish-American War. There were 6 trains with men, horses and equipment of 1st U.S. Volunteer . . . — Map (db m72270) HM
92Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola Beach — Beefing Up Defenses — Fort Pickens —
On the brink of war with Spain after the USS "Maine" battleship was sunk in Havana Harbor, Cuba, in February 1898, the U.S. Army installed a minefield in the Pensacola Harbor entrance. Leaving a 1000-foot opening, the Corps of Engineers placed two . . . — Map (db m80095) HM
93Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Clara Barton1821-1912 — Founder of the American Red Cross —
Clarissa 'Clara' Harlowe Barton traveled through Tampa, in 1898, on her way to and from Cuba during the Spanish American War. Barton often stayed at the home of J. Mack Towne, which was located just north of this marker at 350 Plant Avenue. There . . . — Map (db m156548) HM
94Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Orestes Ferrara
Cuban patriots used this corner for street meetings in 1895. Among the speakers was Orestes Ferrara, young Italian revolutionary. In his Garibaldi red shirt, Ferrara stirred the Cuban exiles to fighting frenzy against Spanish oppression. The . . . — Map (db m8939) HM
95Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Picnic Island
During the Spanish-American War in 1898, Port Tampa was the port of embarkation for U.S. Troops going to Cuba to fight An area known as Picnic Island was where the soldiers practiced close order drill and simple maneuvers while tented here. It also . . . — Map (db m130375) HM
96Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Roosevelt Elementary School
Theodore Roosevelt was the Assistant Secretary of the Navy when the battleship U.S.S. Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor. After the United States declared war on Spain in April 1898, initiating the Spanish American War, Roosevelt resigned his . . . — Map (db m111049) HM
97Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Rough Rider Encampment
At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, this area was the campsite of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment commanded by Colonel Leonard Wood (Medal of Honor recipient) and later Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. Known as . . . — Map (db m132476) HM
98Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Rough Riders
(Front face) 1 [Crossed Sabres Emblem] 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment Rough Riders Park Dedicated March 1, 2003 Ybor City, Tampa, Florida (Top Plaque) "You Triumphed Over Obstacles Which Would . . . — Map (db m32795) HM
99Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Rough Riders EncampmentJune 1898
At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, this area, a sand flat without a tree, but surrounded by an extensive forest, was the camp site of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders, the most unusual regiment in the history of the U. S. Army. . . . — Map (db m130109) HM
100Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — F-42 — Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War
From April to June, 1898, Tampa served as port of embarkation for U.S. troops on their way to Cuba. Some 30,000 troops arrived in Tampa and 16,000 embarked from Port Tampa on June 7. The Tampa Bay Hotel was headquarters for the force's leaders . . . — Map (db m13635) HM

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