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Second Massachusetts Infantry Camp, May 17-30, 1898
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 28° 02.400 W 081° 57.240
17R E 406232 N 3102000
Quick Description: Historical Marker in Lakeland FL
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2007 8:02:13 PM
Waymark Code: WM24YN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 33

Long Description:
Camp Massachusetts, one of five encampments in Lakeland during the Spanish-American War, bordered part of Lake Morton. Pvt. Wesley S. Brass, of company I, died here and was given "a funeral that a marshal of France might have deserved..." The 71st New York Infantry encamped by this Lake, West of Massachusetts Avenue.
Marker Number: none

Date: 1948

County: Polk

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: City Library

Website: Not listed

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