Fort Myer in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
12th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
the 12th Penna. Vol. Infantry
in memory of
the officer and men of the Regiment
who died in service
during the Spanish-American War
at Fort Myer, Va.—Camp Alger, Va.
Dedicated May 12th, 1937
on the thirty-ninth anniversary
of the muster of the Regiment
in the service of the United States.
Philippine Islands • Porto Rico
Erected 1937 by The Twelth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Location. 38° 52.915′ N, 77° 4.987′ W. Marker is in Fort Myer, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Reba Place, on the right when traveling south on Sheridan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Myer Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Commander in Chief's Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Etholen Selfridge (within shouting distance of this First Flight of an Airplane on a U.S. Army Installation (within shouting distance of this marker); Famous Firsts in Aeronautics at Fort Myer (within shouting distance of this marker); Centennial of Military Aviation (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Whipple (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World’s First Public Passenger Flight (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Myer.
Regarding 12th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. 1898 - The entire Pennsylvania Division is mustered into federal service for the Spanish-American War. Units see action in Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
Also see . . . Pennsylvania National Guard (28th Inf. Div. U.S. Army). (Submitted on December 21, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. "Philippine Insurrection"; "Philippine-American War", 28th Infantry Division, U.S. Army.
Categories. • War, Spanish-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 254 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.