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Mattapan in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Boston Spanish American War Memorial

 
 
Boston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
1. Boston Marker
Spanish-American War section of Mount Hope Cemetery
Inscription. Boston-to her sons who served their country in the war with Spain-1898-Not time but achievement makes history
 
Location. 42° 16.983′ N, 71° 6.35′ W. Marker is in Mattapan, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Walk Hill Street (Cemetery entrance). Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Mount Hope Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Mattapan MA 02126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boston Civil War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rear Admiral John Ancrum Winslow Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sargent's Folly (approx. 1.8 miles away); Anderson Carriage House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Putterham School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Indian Trail (approx. 2 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Land (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The flags were placed at the gravesite for Memorial Day 2013
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Boston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
2. Boston Marker
The marker at a distance
Daniel J. Campbell-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 26, 2013
3. Daniel J. Campbell-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan MA in the Spanish American War Section, Lot 2102, Grave 2. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: CAMPBELL, DANIEL Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps Accredited to: Massachusetts G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899 Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the cutting of the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Campbell set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.
Leonard B. Chadwick-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 10, 2001
4. Leonard B. Chadwick-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan MA in the Spanish American War Section, Lot 2102, Grave 25. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: CHADWICK, LEONARD Rank and organization: Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy Accredited to: Delaware G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899 Other Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Chadwick set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this period.
William F. Spicer-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 22, 2014
5. William F. Spicer-Spanish American War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan MA in the Spanish American War section, Lot 2102, Grave 3. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: SPICER, WILLIAM Rank and organization: Gunner's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy Accredited to. New York G.O. No.: 500, 14 December 1898 Citation: On board the U.S.S. Marblehead at the approaches to Caimanera, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26 and 27 July 1898. Displaying heroism, Spicer took part in the perilous work of sweeping for and disabling 27 contact mines during this period.
 
 
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