Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
He stood at the curb reflecting,
As the boys were marching by,
He heard the drums, then saw the flag,
And a gleam was in his eye.
He loved that starry banner,
He had no wish for gain,
A grievous thought upon his mind
Was the sinking of the Maine.
Then he kissed his gentle mother,
As he wiped away her tears,
And proudly joined the ranks
Of the marching volunteers.
He was eager for the conflict,
Prepared for any fate,
‘Twas the universal spirit
With the boys of Ninety-Eight.
Erected 1941 by United Spanish American War Veterans, Department of Wisconsin Camps and Auxiliaries.
Location. 43° 1.452′ N, 87° 58.573′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of General Mitchell Boulevard and Hines Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on General Mitchell Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker and statue located on the grounds of Milwaukee's Zablocki VA Medical Center. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53295, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erastus B. Wolcott, M.D (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Gettysburg Address National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Soldiers Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robin Yount (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor of the 1901 Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry Aaron (approx. 0.4 miles away); Allan H. Selig (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Categories. • War, Spanish-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.