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Worth Bagley

Ensign U.S.N.

 
 
Worth Bagley Monument image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
1. Worth Bagley Monument
Inscription.
(front)
Worth Bagley
Ensign U.S.N.
First Fallen
1898

(rear)
Killed in action
at Cardenas CVBA,
May 11, 1898.

 
Erected 1907.
 
Location. 35° 46.809′ N, 78° 38.373′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is on South Salisbury Street south of Hillsborough Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The monument is on the grounds of the NC State Capitol. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); To Our Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st or Wildcat Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 32 Pounder Naval Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Lawson Wyatt (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel A'Court Ashe, LL. D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Olivia Raney Library (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Also see . . .
Worth Bagley Statue image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
2. Worth Bagley Statue
The sculptor was Francis Herman Packer.

1. May 11,1898 -- The Death of Ensign Worth Bagley. University of NC Libraries: this month in NC history (Submitted on March 20, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 

2. The first fallen hero, a biographical sketch of Worth Bagley, Ensign, U.S.N. Library of Congress/Open Library (Submitted on March 22, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Worth Bagley Monument image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
3. Worth Bagley Monument
Worth Bagley Statue image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
4. Worth Bagley Statue
Captured Spanish naval deck gun added 1908. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, March 7, 2011
5. Captured Spanish naval deck gun added 1908.
Ensign Worth Bagley (1874–1898) image. Click for full size.
1894
6. Ensign Worth Bagley (1874–1898)
Born in Raleigh in 1874, Ensign Bagley was the first American naval officer killed in the Spanish-American War. Bagley, the executive officer of the torpedo ship U.S.S. Winslow, was killed May 11, 1898, by a shell from Spanish shore batteries at Cardenas Bay, Cuba.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 679 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 20, 2011, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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