Spanish-American/Philippines War

Spanish-American/Philippines War (HM1SD1)

Location: Geneva, IL 60134 Kane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 52.774', W 88° 18.561'

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(1898 - 1902)

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 - 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
HM NumberHM1SD1
Year Placed2004
Placed ByKane County Officials and Concerned Citizens and Organizations
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 391357 N 4637233
Decimal Degrees41.87956667, -88.30935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.774', W 88° 18.561'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 46.44" N, 88° 18' 33.66" W
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Area Code(s)630, 847, 331
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Kane County, Geneva IL 60134, US
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