Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
1898 - 1902
— Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge —
On April 25, 1898, the United States declared war with Spain following the Cuban War of Independence and the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine in the harbor at Havana. The result was the 1898 Treaty of Paris, which allowed temporary control of Cuba, and ceded colonial authority over Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippine Islands.
Total Active U.S. Military 306,760
Killed in Action 385
Wounded in Action 1,662
Erected 2020 by City of Daytona Beach.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American.
Location. 29° 12.687′ N, 81° 0.621′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Memorial is on Silver Beach Avenue half a mile east of City Island Parkway, on the right when traveling east. Marker located on the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Urgent Fury/Beirut Barracks Bombing/Operation El Dorado Canyon (a few steps from this marker); Philippine-American War/Boxer Rebellion/Border War (within Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); Overthow of the Kingdom of Hawaii/Second Samoan Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Just Cause/Operation Restore Hope/Operation Gothic Serpent (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
More about this marker. Currently there are 25 historic markers, commemorating America's military conflicts, located at scenic overlooks on the bridge. Florida’s first concrete arch bridge is named after Daytona Beach’s most renowned hotelier and entrepreneur.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.