Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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 hostilities, he joined the Hospital Corps. United States Army, and was killed in action during the Philippine insurrection, April 24, 1899, at Quinqua, Philippine Islands. He was born in Elko, Houston County, Georgia, July 11, 1876. The Department of California United Spanish-American War Veterans chartered J. Holland Laidler Camp No.5 on April 18, 1904 and the granite monument seen here was erected in his honor.
Total U.S. Military commitment to the war was 306,760 men. Casualties, 4,108 including 385 killed in action and 1,162 wounded.
Results of the war: Spain relinquished Cuba and ceded to the United States the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Island of Guam. As a result of the war, the United States became a world power.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Spanish-American. A significant historical date for this entry is February 15, 1756.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 38° 33.695′ N, 121° 30.001′ W. Marker was in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is located at the Sacramento City Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Jane Norris (a few steps from this marker); Luella Buckminster-Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento Turn Verein (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Odd Fellows Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); Theodora Tiffee Purkitt, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Duncombe, M.D. (1787 – 1862) (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bigler (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Masonic Cemetery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . .
1. The Spanish American War Centennial. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. The War in the Philippines. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
1. The Spelling of "Holland"
It is interesting to note that the spelling of Holland on the marker is with two L’s and
spelling on the monument is with only one.
— Submitted October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,500 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 3. submitted on July 7, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.