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Boston Spanish American War Memorial

 
 
Boston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
1. Boston Marker
Spanish-American War section of Mount Hope Cemetery
Inscription.  Boston-to her sons who served their country in the war with Spain-1898-Not time but achievement makes history
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American.
 
Location. 42° 16.983′ N, 71° 6.35′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in Lower Washington / Mount Hope. Memorial is on Walk Hill Street. The marker is on the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 355 Walk Hill St, Roslindale MA 02131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boston Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dedicated in sorrow to our grandmother (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spotted Turtle (approx. 1.7 miles away); Poitou Donkey (approx. 1.7 miles away); Blanding's Turtle (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hooded Crane (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Poitou Donkey (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
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The flags were placed at the gravesite for Memorial Day 2013
 
Boston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
2. Boston Marker
The marker at a distance
Daniel J. Campbell-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
3. Daniel J. Campbell-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan MA in the Spanish American War Section, Lot 2102, Grave 2. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: CAMPBELL, DANIEL • Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps • Accredited to: Massachusetts • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899 Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Campbell set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Leonard B. Chadwick-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 10, 2001
4. Leonard B. Chadwick-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan MA in the Spanish American War Section, Lot 2102, Grave 25. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: CHADWICK, LEONARD • Rank and organization: Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy • Accredited to: Delaware • G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899 • Other Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Chadwick set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.
William F. Spicer-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 22, 2014
5. William F. Spicer-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan MA in the Spanish American War section, Lot 2102, Grave 3. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: SPICER, WILLIAM • Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy • Accredited to. New York • G.O. No.: 500, 14 December 1898 Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Spicer took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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