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Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Worth Bagley

Ensign United States Navy

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By Don Morfe, November 20, 2001
1. Worth Bagley Memorial
Inscription.  The first American officer and only line officer of the Navy who fell in the Spanish-American War

Killed on board the U.S. Torpedo Boat Winslow during the bombardment at Cardenas, Cuba, May 11, 1898

Son of William Henry Bagley and Adelaide Worth Bagley

Born in Raleigh N.C. April 6, 1874

Appointed Cadet U.S. Naval Academy July 1, 1889

Commissioned Ensign U.S. Navy July 7, 1897

“And thus this man died, leaving his death for an example of a noble courage and a memorial of virtue, not only unto young men, but unto all this nation”
Location. 35° 47.208′ N, 78° 37.536′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and Linden Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Gravesite is in Christ Church Section, Lot 1 of Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh NC 27604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Ruffin Cox (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson (about
Worth Bagley headstone image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 20, 2001
2. Worth Bagley headstone
700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Soldiers Memorial (about 700 feet away); CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Carolina Confederate POWs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shotwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown NC Soldier CSA (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Spanish-American
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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