Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mexican War Midshipmen's Monument
Mexican War Monument
H. A. Clemson.
J. R. Hynson
lost with the U. S. Brig Somers
off Vera Cruz
Dec. 8th, 1846
[Northeast side of Monument]:
J. W. Pillsbury.
T. B. Shubrick.
the former drowned off Vera Cruz
July 27th, 1846
the latter killed at the Naval Battery
near Vera Cruz
March 25th, 1847
while in the discharge of their duties.
Erected 1848 by passed and other Midshipmen of the U. S. Navy as a tribute of respect.
Location. 38° 58.967′ N, 76° 29.104′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy, on Stribling Walk between Maryland Avenue and Bancroft Hall. A picture ID is required to enter the Academy grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph (here, next to this marker); St. Damian (here, next to this marker); El Neptuno (here, next to this marker); One Hundredth Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Academy On this spot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Nicholson Home Site and Bandstand (about 300 feet away); Zimmerman Bandstand (about 300 feet away); The Markers on the Plaza (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Regarding Mexican War Midshipmen's Monument. The names of these four midshipmen, Clemson, Hynson, Pillsbury, and Shubrick, are inscribed around the marble face of the 1848 Mexican War monument. Although these four Midshipmen never set foot on the new "Naval School", their stories were well-known to the Midshipmen who attended the school at the time. Lest those who follow forget, Midshipmen collected enough money after the war to erect the Academy's first monument. The Mexican War Monument is a living testament to Midshipmen honoring their own.
Also see . . . The Naval Monument in the Grounds of the Naval School at Annapolis. A picture of the Mexican War Midshipmen's Monument from a May 11, 1861 Harper's Weekly article on the Union's first occupation of an "enemy state" (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • Heroes • War, Mexican-American •
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