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Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charles Vernon Gridley

Captain V.S.N.

 
 
Charles Vernon Gridley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 12, 2018
1. Charles Vernon Gridley Marker
Inscription.  
Served with distinction as ensign at the Battle of Mobile Bay,
August 7 A.D. MDCCCLXIV   In command of the Olympia, flagship of the American fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay
May 1 A.D. MDCCCXC Died at Kobe Japan
A.D. MDCCCXC. His fame is immortal.

Erected to his memory by the City of Erie
A.D. MCMXIII

This panel is made of metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine and given by the U.S. Government
©Max Bachman, Sculptor

 
Erected 1913 by The Citizens of Erie.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list.
 
Location. 42° 7.388′ N, 80° 6.146′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Memorial is on Liberty Street south of North Park Avenue, on the right when traveling south. On the grounds of Gridley Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Liberty Street, Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Perry's Shipyards (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lawrence and Niagara (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cascade Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Cascade Street Docks
Charles Vernon Gridley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 12, 2018
2. Charles Vernon Gridley Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); 21st Century Erie (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bayfront Metamorphosis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Presque Isle and the Bay (approx. half a mile away); Industrial Erie (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Also see . . .  Charles Vernon Gridley. (Submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
<i>Cascade Park and Gridley Monument, Erie, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard image courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives, circa 1930
3. Cascade Park and Gridley Monument, Erie, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 17, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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