Spanish American War Memorial

Volunteer Park, Walla Walla, WA

Limestone war memorial dedicated in 1904

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Spanish American War Memorial

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2007

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Description 

The Red Cross Society erected this memorial to the veterans of the Spanish American War from Walla Walla who served in Company I, 1st Washington Volunteers and lost their lives in the Philippines. About 100 men in this unit were from Walla Walla. When they left Walla Walla on April 29, 1898 the Red Cross gave each soldier an American flag and a “comfort bag.” Money for the monument, which cost $1100, was raised by “entertainments and donations.” The monument is made of Bedford stone from Bedford, Indiana.

The inscription on the south side of the monument reads: Spanish American Philippine War 1898-1899 Company I First Regiment Washington Vol. Infantry Eighth Army Corps 204 days on firing line.

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2018: New photo from Richard Doody
  • December 1, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • December 1, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody