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Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial

 
 
Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Remington, July 11, 2014
1. Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker
north side
Inscription.  North facing, front side
G. Co. Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, U.S. Vols.
Reviewed by General Maximo Gomez
at Matanzas, Cuba, February 20, 1899

Gloucester's sons, one hundred strong
answered the nation's call to arms
in the war for the liberation of Cuba.
Bravely they endured in camp and field

South Facing back side
U.S.S. Gloucester
sinking the Spanish destroyers Pluton and Furor
off Santiago, Cuba, July 3, 1898

Inspired by the deeds of their forefathers,
nearly three hundred men of Gloucester
volunteered for naval service.
Their seafaring experience contributed largely
to America's decisive victory.

East facing right side
Cuba
Philippine Islands
Porto Rico
U.S.A.

Spanish - War - Veterans - 1898-1902

West facing left side
Gloucester
Honor's
her men
who served
in the
war with Spain
volunteers all
erected 1923
 
Erected 1923.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic
Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Remington, July 11, 2014
2. Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker
south side
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list: War, Spanish-American.
 
Location. 42° 36.9′ N, 70° 39.733′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Memorial is at the intersection of Prospect Street and Pleasant Street when traveling south on Prospect Street. Has it's own triangular area that is well kept with flowers and such. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester MA 01930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Sawyer (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Heberle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocky Neck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cape Ann Granite (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Howard Blackburn (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Alfred (Centennial) Johnson (approx. ¼ mile away); Salting Fish (approx. ¼ mile away); Admiralty Anchor (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Additional keywords. USS Gloucester, Pluton, Furor, G Company Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, Matanzas Cuba
 
Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Remington, July 11, 2014
3. Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker
east side
Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Remington, July 11, 2014
4. Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker
west side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2014, by David Remington of Rockport, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2014, by David Remington of Rockport, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022