Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Spanish Flagship Gun
Admiral Cervera's flagship
which fired the first shot
July 3, 1898
as she steamed from Santiago Harbor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American.
Location. 41° 21.299′ N, 72° 4.801′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is on Monument Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on the gun near the entrance to Fort Griswold State Battlefield Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Groton CT 06340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Groton Battle Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Defenders of Fort Griswold • Sept • 6th 1781 • (within shouting distance of this marker); The Construction of Fort Griswold (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Groton Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. William Ledyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Memorial Death of Major William Montgomery (about 500 feet away); Ye Ebenezer Avery House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Groton.
Also see . . .
1. Cruiser INFANTA MARIA TERESA. The Spanish-American War Centenary website (Submitted on September 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Battle of Santiago July 3, 1898. The Spanish-American War Centenary website. (Submitted on September 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,268 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.