Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Maine Memorial
Spanish War Veterans Memorial
Of the 355 officers, sailors and Marine detachment that comprised the ship’s company, only  survived. 2 officers 230 of the crew, and 28 Marines perished. Those not killed by the blast were pinned between decks by the tangled wreckage and drowned by the almost instantaneous sinking of the hull.
When the Maine was finally raised from Havana Harbor and salvaged, sections were cut apart and [were] sent to various cities throughout the United States [to be] used in Memorials to honor Veterans of the Spanish American War. The [---sed] gear mechanism [----------] the Memorial [--] Sacramento’s piece of [----------] Maine.
Topics and series. Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Military • Notable Events • Notable Places • War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 15, 1898.
Location. 38° 33.614′ N, 121° 30.043′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is located at the Sacramento City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. James Logan Butler (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane Norris (about 600 feet away); Luella Buckminster-Johnston (about 600 feet away); Old Odd Fellows Plot (about 600 feet away); The Bennett Brothers (about 600 feet away); Pioneer Cemetery Grove (about 700 feet away); General Albert Maver Winn (about 700 feet away); Sacramento Turn Verein (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . .
1. The Battleship Maine(Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Library of Congress: The World of 1898: The Spanish American War. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,742 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.