Spanish-American War Grave Marker
Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:04 AM
If I remember correctly, I picked this up in Fredricksburg or, possibly Gettysburg several years ago. I don't know anything about it other that what you can see. The pole is made of brass, threaded on the end that attaches to the cross and somewhat pointed on the other to facilitate sticking it into the ground. The cross itself is cast, probably in bronze and, in addition to the threaded receptacle for the post, has two more above it, probably to stick a small flag into.
That's about all there is to it.
Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:13 PM
Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:20 PM
I would try to find where "Uniontown" is. Barring that, if it were mine I'd find a local Span-Am veterans grave to place it on next Memorial Day. JMHO
Thats a fine idea but in reality it will only be stolen and most likely sold for scrap.My relative a combat wounded Marine who served in the Pacific had his WW2 marker stolen about as soon as it was set.His local VFW supplied it.When his wife told me about it I told her to contact the VFW to see about a replacement or I would find/buy her one.It was replaced but I never asked her if by the VFW.We still dont know if it was taken by someone who wanted a new one to replace a worn one or for other reasons.
I also have a friend who is a worker for the local city municipalities and he and his employees take care of a local cemetary.In the old care takers shed are a couple hundred unused markers in various conditions.Many are GAR markers.He said the city told him to toss them.So far he hasnt.
Edited by doyler, 05 February 2011 - 06:20 PM.
Posted 05 February 2011 - 07:26 PM
Although I would suggest you contact the Cemeteries caretakers and ask to have it set in a concert block underground. :thumbsup:
Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:49 PM
Edited by swmdo, 15 February 2011 - 07:00 PM.
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