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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mayor's of New Orleans, Louisiana 1898 to 1902.

The following men served as Mayor's of  New Orleans, Lousisina during The Spanish-American War, The Boxer Rebellion and The Philippine Insurrection.

1) Walter C. Flower - He served from April 27th, 1896 to May 7th, 1900.

2) Paul Capdevielle - He served from May 9th, 1900 to December 5th, 1904 (He was born in New Orleans on January 15th, 1845 and died in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi August 13th, 1922. He had served in his mid teen's in the Confederate Army, as a Private in Company D, Orleans Guard Regiment, Louisiana Militia and later in Boone's Battery, Louisiana Light Artillery).

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mayor's of Mobile, Alabama between 1898 and 1902.

The following two Mayor's were in Office, in Mobile, Alabama during The Spanish-American War, The Phillipine Insurrection and The Boxer Rebellion.

1) John Bush 1898-1900

2) Thomas Fry 1900-1902

Monday, February 15, 2010

"Remember the Maine", February 15th.

Remember the U.S.S. Maine and the Brave Men who lost their lives on February 15th, 1898, in Havana, Cuba.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

John P. Chidwick, Chaplain on U.S.S. Maine, February 15th, 1898.

Father John P. Chidwick was the Chaplain who served on the U.S.S. Maine. He was on the ship on February 15th, 1898 and gave aid and comfort to the dead and injured (and refused numerous order's to abandon the ship, because he would not leave before the injured). He also conducted the Funeral in Havana, for the U.S.S. Maine dead. // Father John Chadwick died in New York City, on January 13th, 1935.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

"Remember The Maine", February 15th (Suggested Book and Poster).

I highly recommend "The Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine" by Samuel Willard Crompton. The book is an excellent narrative of the event's leading up to the sinking of the ship and the long term consequences (the War, ect.). There is also a poster available of the U.S.S. Maine taken after it was sunk in Havana Harbor, for anyone interested in having a copy of that photograph, for mounting or as a collector's item, or to donate to a local school (Social Studies / History Class). // "Remember The Maine" and the men who gave their lives and honor them by remembering their sacrifices, pass down the history of these brave men, even if all you can do is purchase a poster to donate to a local school, let us keep their memories alive, if we as Son's of Spanish American War Veteran's don't > Who Will ??

"Remember The Maine", February 15th

February 15th, 1898 was the day the U.S.S. Maine sank in Havana harbor. We ask all our member's and friend's to remember all the brave men who lost their lives on that day. 
The U.S. Postal Service put out a stamp on February 15th, 1998 commemorating the U.S.S. Maine, which you can see above.