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  • Monument Name

    War with Spain, Philippine Insurrection, China Expedition, Asheville

  • Type

    Marker

  • Subjects

    Other Wars

    Spanish-American War, 1898

  • City

    Asheville

  • County

    Buncombe

  • Description

    The memorial consists of an unadorned rectangular bronze plaque attached to a rough cut stone embedded in the ground and standing several feet tall.

    Images: View of the memorial with the monument to 60th Regt. NC Volunteers

  • Inscription

    THIS MARKER IS ERECTED / IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE / MEN OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY / WHO VOLUNTEERED AND SERVED / IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN, / THE INSURRECTION IN THE / PHILIPPINES AND THE / CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION, / 1898 - 1902 / THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY THE / AUXILIARY OF THE THOMAS W. PATTON CAMP NO. 5 / UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS / UNVEILED NOVEMBER 12, 1939

  • Custodian

    Buncombe County

  • Dedication Date

    November 12, 1939

  • Decade

    1930s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.596260 , -82.548770 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Buncombe County Court House, Asheville, N.C." in Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. Link

      "War with Spain," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed February 20, 2016) Link

      “War With Spain – Asheville North Carolina,” Waymarking.com, (accessed January 21, 2016) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Bronze, stone

  • Sponsors

    Thomas Patton Camp #5 United Spanish War Veterans

  • Location

    The memorial is located by the Buncombe County Courthouse, at College Street (Hwy 74-ALT) and Court Plaza, Asheville. In the immediate area of the old Buncombe County Courthouse there are other notable plaques, monuments and memorials: Western North Carolina Veterans Memorial, 60th North Carolina Regiment, Revolutionary War, Police and Firemen who died in the line of duty, Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Colonel Robert Morgan and former Governor Samuel Ashe for whom Asheville was named. Several hundred yards to the west stands the monument to Zebulon Vance and several other small markers.

  • Landscape

    The marker stands on the grass between a paved sidewalk and Hwy 74-ALT.

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