Mansfield in Richland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Commander Edward Parker Wood
Edward Parker Wood
United States Navy
who commanded the U.S.S. Petrel
at the Battle of Manila Bay
May 1, 1898.
Born in Mansfield August 16, 1848
Died in Washington December 11, 1899
Erected by Mary Washington Chapter, D.A.R., and the Citizens of Mansfield.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 40° 45.527′ N, 82° 30.969′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker is on Park Avenue West (Ohio Route 430), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the entrance alcove of the Mansfield Memorial Museum (former Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall). Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Park Avenue West, Mansfield OH 44902, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sultana Tragedy (here, next to this marker); Madison Township Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (here, next to this marker); Johnny Appleseed’s Run for Reinforcements (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansfield Blue Star Mothers War Memorial Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen J. (A. J.) Vandayburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richland County Korean War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Richland County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
Also see . . .
1. Commander Wood Obituary Published in the New York Times, December 12, 1899. It is reported in this article that Commander Wood died of Typhoid Fever. (Submitted on July 22, 2009.)
2. The USS Petrel. The USS PETREL was one of the early vessels in the modernization of the United States Navy. She sailed into Manila Bay with Commodore Dewey's USS OLYMPIA, and the remainder of the Asiatic Squadron on May 1, 1898, and aided in the destruction of Admiral Montojo's Spanish squadron. She continued to see active service throughout the war. (Submitted on July 22, 2009.)
3. Account of Commander E. P. Wood of the Battle of Manila Bay. (Submitted on July 22, 2009.)
Additional keywords. War with Phillipines
Categories. • Heroes • Military • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Spanish-American • Waterways & Vessels •
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