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Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Spanish-American War Memorial

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2015
1. Spanish-American War Memorial
Inscription.  When the call to arms sounded in the War with Spain, in 1898 Arkansas sent 2822 of her sons into the field with marvelous rapidity; and many gave up their lives in hospital and camp. Arkansas honors all who served, and especially those who died, as fully as if they had fallen in actual battle.
• • •
”How sleep the brave, who sink to rest
by all their Country’s wishes blest!”

 
Erected by State of Arkansas.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-American.
 
Location. 34° 44.942′ N, 92° 16.324′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of West Markham Street and Ashley Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the courtyard on the east side of the Old State House Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Markham Street, Little Rock AR 72201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War I Memorial (here, next to this marker); Civil War Memorial (a few steps from
Spanish-American War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2015
2. Spanish-American War Memorial
(marker visible in right background • one of several war memorials in courtyard on the east side of the old Arkansas State House)
this marker); David Owen Dodd Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Mexican-American War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Old State House (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Herman Davis (a few steps from this marker); Gen. James Miller (a few steps from this marker); A Tribute to Gen. Wm. Read Scurry (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Also see . . .
1. Spanish-American War (Encyclopedia of Arkansas). By the time of the unexplained sinking of the battleship USS Maine in Havana Harbor in February 1898, many citizens of Arkansas were ready for war. On the same day as the war declaration, Governor Daniel Webster Jones received a message from the U.S. Department of War requesting that Arkansas provide two regiments of National Guard troops, approximately 2,000 soldiers. (Submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Arkansas State Guard and the Spanish–American War (Wikipedia). The state provided two volunteer infantry regiments for the Spanish–American War and although these
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two Arkansas Volunteer Infantry Regiments were not deployed overseas and did not see actual combat, they did suffer a number of casualties from disease. (Submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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