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J. Holland Laidler Camp No.5 Plot

 
 
J. Holland Laidler Camp No. 5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
1. J. Holland Laidler Camp No. 5 Marker
Text on the left is J. Holland Laidler Camp No.5 Inscription, Text on right is Spanish American War - (1898) Inscription.
Inscription. J. Holland Laidler, in honor of whose memory the Camp was named, was on staff of the Southern Pacific Railroad Companyís Hospital in Sacramento prior to the commencement of the war between the United States and Spain. At the outbreak of hostilities, he joined the Hospital Corps. United States Army, and was killed in action during the Philippine insurrection, April 24, 1899, at Quinqua, Philippine Islands. He was born in Elko, Houston County, Georgia, July 11, 1876. The Department of California United Spanish-American War Veterans chartered J. Holland Laidler Camp No.5 on April 18, 1904 and the granite monument seen here was erected in his honor.

The Spanish American War – (1898)
The Spanish American War was a conflict between Spain and the United States, brought about, in part, by the sinking of the U.S. Battleship Main in Havana Harbor, February 15, 1898 and the open American support of Cuban insurgence revolting against Spanish rule. Following a Congressional demand for Spanish withdrawal from Cuba, Spain declared war on the United States (April 24, 1898). The United States responded with its own declaration on April 25. In ensuing military action and with the battle cry “Remember the Maine”, United States Naval Forces attacked and destroyed the Spanish Fleet in Manila Harbor,
J. Holland Laidler Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
2. J. Holland Laidler Marker and Monument
Philippine Islands, (May 1, 1898) and at Santiago Harbor, Cuba (July 3, 1898), with a subsequent land assault and defeat of Spanish forces at Santiago de Cuba by American troop, (July 18, 1898), and successful occupation of Puerto Rico, hostilities between Spain and the United States were brought to an end. The Treaty of Paris, signed December 10, 1898 officially ended the war, one of the shortest in American History.
Total U.S. Military commitment to the war was 306,760 men. Casualties, 4,108 including 385 killed in action and 1,162 wounded.
Results of the war: Spain relinquished Cuba and ceded to the United States the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Island of Guam. As a result of the war, the United States became a world power.
 
Location. 38° 33.695′ N, 121° 30.001′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Sacramento City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Luella Buckminster-Johnston (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacramento Turn Verein (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Odd Fellows Plot (within shouting distance
J. Holland Laidler Camp No. 5 Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
3. J. Holland Laidler Camp No. 5 Monument
of this marker); Charles Duncombe, M.D. (1787 – 1862) (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bigler (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Masonic Cemetery (about 300 feet away); James Logan Butler (about 300 feet away); The G.A.R. Memorial Plot (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Spanish American War Centennial. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The War in the Philippines. (Submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional comments.
1. The Spelling of "Holland"
It is interesting to note that the spelling of Holland on the marker is with two Lís and
spelling on the monument is with only one.
    — Submitted October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsNotable PlacesWar, Spanish-American
 
Close Up of Art Work on the J. Holland Laidler Camp No.5 Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
4. Close Up of Art Work on the J. Holland Laidler Camp No.5 Monument
"United Spanish War Veterans 1898 - 1902"
Philippine Islands
Cuba
Puerto Rico
U.S.A.
J. Holland Laidler Camp No. 5 Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 13, 2008
5. J. Holland Laidler Camp No. 5 Monument
American Legion
Post 61
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,348 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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