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Geneva in Kane County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Spanish-American/Philippines War

(1898 - 1902)

 
 
Spanish-American/Philippines War Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
1. Spanish-American/Philippines War Marker
Inscription.

Major Campaigns and Deaths

San Juan Heights/El Caney, Cuba (6/98-7/98) 1,475
Cuba Campaign (6/98-8/98) 350
Battle of February 4th, Philippines (2/99) 60
Balangiga Massacre, Philippines (9/01) 48
Manila, Philippines (7/98-8/98) 18
Santiago, Cuba (6/98-7/98) 17
Cardenas (Naval), Cuba (5/98) 5
Battle of Cavite, Philippines (6/99) 4
Battle of Lonoy, Philippines (3/01) 3
Manila (Naval), Philippines (5/98) 1

Military Service Personnel

Participants 306,760
In Theater Deaths 6,680
Wounded in Service 4,480
Missing in Action 72
Illinois Deaths 284
Kane County Deaths 8

Kane County Facts

The last Spanish-American War veteran to die in Kane County, Fred H. Meister, died on 1/10/1969.

War Facts

1898 - In April, the U.S.S. Maine was sent by President McKinley to Cuba. The Maine was at anchor in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, when it exploded and sank, killing 266 servicemen.
1898 - In April, Spain declared war, as did the United States.
1898 - In December, the Treaty of Paris was signed. Spain recognized Cuban independence, ceded Puerto Rico and "sold" the Philippines to the United States for $20,000,000.
1898

Spanish-American/Philippines War Relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
2. Spanish-American/Philippines War Relief
- The Filipinos began counterinsurgency [sic- insurgency] warfare against the United States to gain their independence.
1900 - Puerto Rico was given limited self-government by the United States.
1901 - The Philippine Insurrection ended.
1902 - The Philippine Government Act was passed by Congress, which inaugurated partial self-government in the Philippines.

The last Spanish American War veteran, Nathan E. Cook, died at the age of 106 on 9/10/1992.

90% of U. S. casualties were caused by malaria, yellow fever, typhoid and dysentery.

The Philippines War was the first major land campaign fought by the U.S. outside the Western Hemisphere.

The Spanish-American/Philippines War is considered America's first "imperialist" conflict.

Depicted on Relief

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders attack at Kettle Hill, Cuba. Dewey's Fleet steams into the Philippines.

"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards."
President Theodore Roosevelt
 
Erected 2004 by Kane County Officials and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 41° 52.774′ N, 88° 18.561′ W. Marker is in Geneva, Illinois, in Kane County. Touch for map

Spanish-American/Philippines War Marker and Relief image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 7, 2016
3. Spanish-American/Philippines War Marker and Relief
. Memorial is on the grounds of the Kane County Government Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 719 South Batavia Avenue, Geneva IL 60134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kane County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); Korean War (here, next to this marker); Vietnam (here, next to this marker); Kane County Government Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Masonic Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Geneva.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Spanish-American War, 1898. (Submitted on May 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War. (Submitted on May 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Spanish American War. (Submitted on May 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Spanish-American
 
Kane County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Kane County Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 28, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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