Colonel Webb C. Hayes, M.H.
Major 1st Ohio Cavalry through the campaigns in Cuba and Porto Rico in the War with Spain 1898, Lieut. Colonel 31st. U.S. Infantry in the Philippines 1899. On staff Major General Chaffee Comdg. in China 1900. Dispatch bearer to the American Legations in Korea and China. Observer with Japanese Army in Port Arthur and Manchuria in Russo-Japanese War 1904.
Chairman Cuba-China Battlefield Commission 1905. Colonel Chief Signal Officer O.N.G. on Mexican Border. Dispatch bearer from American Embassy in Paris to Embassy in London and Berlin returning with German Army through Brussels to Ghent in 1914. Served in the Piave Campaign in Italy in 1917 and as regional commissioner for military labor A.E.F. in France and Morocco, North Africa during the World War.
Wounded and horse killed in assault on San Juan, Cuba 1898. Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor by direction of President Roosevelt "For distinguished gallantry at Vigan, Philippine Islands, Dec. 4, 1899."
Red Cross workers in Paris, France in 1914 and in Paris, France and Rome, Italy in 1917. Y.M.C.A. librarian and hostess in 1918. At the American Soldiers' leave areas at Aix-Les-Bains and Nice, France.
"Kind words and gentle, when a gentle word was worth the surgery of an hundred schools to heal sick thought and make our bruises whole."
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-American • War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 41° 20.401′ N, 83° 7.803′ W. Marker is in Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hayes Avenue and Buckland Avenue. Marker is on
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harrison Trail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spiegel Grove (about 600 feet away); Cleveland Gateway (about 600 feet away); Soldiers Memorial Parkway of Sandusky County (about 600 feet away); Rutherford B. Hayes (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Spiegel Grove (about 700 feet away); Maj. Gen’l. James B. McPherson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Samuel Thomson (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.