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Gloucester in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial

 
 
Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Remington, July 11, 2014
1. Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker
north side
Inscription. North facing, front side
G. Co. Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, U.S. Vols.
Reviewed by General Maximo Gomez
at Matanzas, Cuba, February 20, 1899

Gloucester's sons, one hundred strong
answered the nation's call to arms
in the war for the liberation of Cuba.
Bravely they endured in camp and field

South Facing back side
U.S.S. Gloucester
sinking the Spanish destroyers Pluton and Furor
off Santiago, Cuba, July 3, 1898

Inspired by the deeds of their forefathers,
nearly three hundred men of Gloucester
volunteered for naval service.
Their seafaring experience contributed largely
to America's decisive victory.

East facing right side
Cuba
Philippine Islands
Porto Rico
U.S.A.

Spanish - War - Veterans - 1898-1902

West facing left side
Gloucester
Honor's
her men
who served
in the
war with Spain
volunteers all
erected 1923
 
Erected 1923.
 
Location. 42° 36.9′ N, 70° 39.733′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Prospect Street and Pleasant
Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Remington, July 11, 2014
2. Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker
south side
Street when traveling south on Prospect Street. Touch for map. Has it's own triangular area that is well kept with flowers and such. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester MA 01930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coast Guard Aviation Monument (approx. half a mile away); Ten Pound Island Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away); Gloucester Fishermen's Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Gloucester Korean – Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stacy Esplanade (approx. 0.7 miles away); Blynman Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial (approx. mile away); Gloucester World War II Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Additional keywords. USS Gloucester, Pluton, Furor, G Company Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, Matanzas Cuba
 
Categories. War, Spanish-American
 
Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Remington, July 11, 2014
3. Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker
east side
Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Remington, July 11, 2014
4. Gloucester Spanish American War Memorial Marker
west side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2014, by David Remington of Rockport, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2014, by David Remington of Rockport, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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