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The Maine Memorial

Spanish War Veterans Memorial

 
 
The Maine Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
1. The Maine Memorial Marker
Inscription.  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. After 23 days of testimony and examination of the evidence, a court of inquiry found that the Maine was destroyed by the explosion of a submarine mine, which caused the subsequent explosions in two or more of the ship’s magazines.

Of the 355 officers, sailors and Marine detachment that comprised the ship’s company, only [95] 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.
The Maine Memorial Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
2. The Maine Memorial Monument and Marker
This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PlacesWar, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list.
 
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
The Maine Memorial Monument and Spanish American War Veterans Plot image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
3. The Maine Memorial Monument and Spanish American War Veterans Plot
Looking West
. (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.)
 
Plaque Located on North Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
4. Plaque Located on North Side of Monument
Patriotism - Devotion
In Memoriam
U.S.S. Maine
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898
This Tablet Cast From Metal Recovered From The USS Maine
The Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
5. The Maine Memorial
Relic From The Battleship Maine
The Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
6. The Maine Memorial
The Maine Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
7. The Maine Memorial
 
 
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 1,653 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
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