U.S.S. Maine Memorial --- Tarboro North Carolina
N 35° 53.789 W 077° 32.120
18S E 271174 N 3975435
Quick Description: Two plaques are set into a rough-hewn stone. The upper plaque has a bas relief of Liberty, wearing a Phrygian cap and holding a shield, saluting the U.S.S. Maine as it sinks.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 1/23/2010 10:33:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM83YT
Upper plaque:) IN MEMORIAM/PATRIOTISM/DEVOTION/U.S.S. MAINE/DESTROYED IN HAVANA HARBOR/FEBRUARY 15TH 1898/THIS TABLET IS CAST FROM METAL RECOVERED FROM THE U.S.S. MAINE/FOUND MK(...illegible)OCKE/(illegible...)1913 (Lower plaque, raised) PLACED BY/JOHN W. COTTEN/CAMP No. 9 AND AUXILIARY/UNITED STATES/WAR VETERANS Founder's mark appears.
Two plaques are set into a rough-hewn stone. The upper plaque has a bas relief of Liberty, wearing a Phrygian cap and holding a shield, saluting the U.S.S. Maine as it sinks. A palm branch is on one side and the border is decorated. The lower part of this plaque is inscribed. Below this plaque is a dedicatory plaque.
Upper plaque: approx. H. 13 in. x W. 17 1/2 in.; Lower plaque: approx. H. 13 in. x W. 18 in.; Base: approx. 54 x 36 x 26 in.; Foundation: approx. 5 ft. x 3 1/2 ft.
Type of memorial: Plaque
Location: Tarboro Town commons
Public or private: Public
Who placed it?: Placed by John W. Cotten of Camp No. 9 and Auxiliary United States War Veterans
When was it placed?: not for sure
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