Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War

Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War (HM8U8)

Location: Tampa, FL 33616 Hillsborough County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 51.992', W 82° 31.605'

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From April to June, 1898, Tampa served as port of embarkation for U.S. troops on their way to Cuba. Some 30,000 troops arrived in Tampa and 16,000 embarked from Port Tampa on June 7. The Tampa Bay Hotel was headquarters for the force's leaders including Generals Miles and Shafter and Colonel "Teddy" Roosevelt. The city also swarmed with visiting civilians including author Richard Harding Davis and Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.
HM NumberHM8U8
Marker NumberF-42
Year Placed1961
Placed ByFlorida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 7:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 349691 N 3083353
Decimal Degrees27.86653333, -82.52675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 51.992', W 82° 31.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 51' 59.52" N, 82° 31' 36.30" W
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Area Code(s)813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4633-4715 W Commerce St, Tampa FL 33616, US
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