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Spanish War Veterans Monument

 
 
Brass Tablet on Monument image. Click for full size.
Photograph by Keith Milson, July 21, 2019
1. Brass Tablet on Monument
The emblem in the upper center of the tablet is the emblem of the United Spanish War Veterans. The circle reads “Spanish War Veterans 1898–1902.” On top “Cuba,” bottom “U.S.A.,” left “Philippine Islands,” and right “Porto Rico.”
Inscription.  To the honor of those who served the United States in the War with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition; 1898–1902.
 
Erected 1934 by the Department of Missouri Auxiliaries of the United Spanish War Veterans.
 
Location. 38° 37.673′ N, 90° 11.864′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Memorial is at the intersection of North Tucker Boulevard and Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north on North Tucker Boulevard. It is across from Kaufman Park in the plaza in front of the Civil Courts Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 North Tucker Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Al MacInnis (approx. mile away); Bernie Federko (approx. mile away); Brett Hull (approx. mile away); Wainwright Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Enos Bradsher Slaughter (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Thomas Bell
United Spanish War Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
Photograph by Keith Milson, July 25, 2019
2. United Spanish War Veterans Monument
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Stanley Frank Musial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rogers Hornsby (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
More about this monument. The sculptor of this 1934 limestone monument is Victor S. Joachim Holm (1876–1935). The sculpture is approx 7 feet high with a diameter of 4 feet on a 2½ foot pink granite base. Three life-size allegorical figures representing Loyalty, Courage, and Victory encircle a cylindrical flagpole base. The figures of Loyalty and Courage are holding a commemorative plaque between them. The memorial is the base for a fifty foot flagstaff. It cost $7,000. —Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the Spanish-American War. Excerpt:
The ten-week war was fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific. As U.S. agitators for war well knew, U.S. naval power would prove decisive, allowing expeditionary forces to disembark in Cuba against a Spanish garrison already facing nationwide Cuban insurgent attacks and further wasted by yellow fever. The invaders obtained the surrender of Santiago de Cuba and Manila despite the good performance of some Spanish infantry units and fierce fighting for positions such as San Juan Hill. Madrid sued for peace after two Spanish squadrons were sunk in Santiago de Cuba and Manila Bay and a third, more modern fleet was recalled home to protect the Spanish coasts.
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The result was the 1898 Treaty of Paris, negotiated on terms favorable to the U.S. which allowed the U.S. temporary control of Cuba and ceded ownership of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine islands to the U.S. The cession of the Philippines involved payment of $20 million ($602
United Spanish War Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith Milson, July 25, 2019
3. United Spanish War Veterans Monument
million today) to Spain by the U.S. to cover infrastructure owned by Spain.
(Submitted on July 25, 2019.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for the Philippine Insurrection. Excerpt:
While Filipino nationalists viewed the conflict as a continuation of their struggle for independence that began in 1896 with the Philippine Revolution against Spain, the U.S. government regarded it as an insurrection. The conflict arose when the First Philippine Republic objected to the terms of the Treaty of Paris under which the United States took possession of the Philippines from Spain.
(Submitted on July 25, 2019.) 

3. Wikipedia entry for the China Relief Expedition. Excerpt:
The China Relief Expedition was an expedition in China undertaken by the United States Armed Forces to rescue United States citizens, European nationals, and other foreign nationals during the latter years of the Boxer Rebellion, which lasted from 1898 to 1901. The China Relief Expedition was part of a multi-national military effort known as the Eight-Nation Alliance to which the United States contributed troops between 1900 and 1901. Towards the close of the expedition, the focus shifted from rescuing non-combatants to suppressing
United Spanish War Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith Milson, July 25, 2019
4. United Spanish War Veterans Monument
the rebellion.
(Submitted on July 25, 2019.) 
 
United Spanish War Veterans Monument – Loyalty image. Click for full size.
Photograph by Keith Milson, July 25, 2019
5. United Spanish War Veterans Monument – Loyalty
United Spanish War Veterans Monument – Courage image. Click for full size.
Photograph by Keith Milson, July 25, 2019
6. United Spanish War Veterans Monument – Courage
United Spanish War Veterans Monument – Victory image. Click for full size.
Photograph by Keith Milson, July 25, 2019
7. United Spanish War Veterans Monument – Victory
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on July 21, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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