Pembroke in Merrimack County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
George M. Lamiette Square
Dedicated to the memory of Pvt. George M. Lamiette, USMC, who was killed aboard the USS Maine when it was blown up in the Havana, Cuba, harbor, February 15, 1898. He had been aboard the USS Maine for 2+1/2 years. A native of Pembroke, the family home was on High St.
Erected 1982 by Suncook Valley Post No. 2860, VFW, and the Past Post Commanders Club.
Location. 43° 7.932′ N, 71° 27.121′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, New Hampshire, in Merrimack County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Main Street, on the left when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is the centerpiece of George M. Lamiette Square, a small memorial park at this address. Marker is at or near this postal address: 172 Main Street, Suncook NH 03275, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Suncook Village (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pembroke Street / Watering Trough (approx. 2 miles away); 1790 Milestone (approx. 2.4 miles away); Andrew Jackson’s Visit (approx. 4.7 miles away); Site of Rumford Garrison No. 6 (approx. 5.8 miles Concord Police Station (approx. 6.6 miles away); An Architectural Treasure Trove (approx. 6.6 miles away); Nathaniel & Armenia White (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pembroke.
Also see . . .
1. The War of 1898 - The Spanish-American War.
On April 25, 1898 the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. As a result Spain lost its control over the remains of its overseas empire - Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines Islands, Guam, and other islands. (Submitted on April 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The United States Declares War on Spain, 1898.
Cuba, a Spanish colony, had been in rebellion since 1895. The brutal Spanish response turned American sympathies to the Cuban insurgents. The US Battleship Maine arrived in Havana Harbor in January 1898 with a dual mission - to protect American interests and present the Spanish with a show of force. At 9:40 PM on the evening of February 15, an explosion ripped the forward hull quickly sending the ship to the bottom of the harbor, killing two hundred sixty-six (Submitted on April 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Military • War, Spanish-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.