U. S. Army Uniform Hat

Date:
1895-1898
Description (physical):

L: 13" W: 9 1/2" H: 5 1/8"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
60396
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Schley, Rear Admiral Winfield Scott (1839-1909)

Date:
1904
Creator:
Keyser, Ernest (b. 1874)
Description (physical):

bronze OH: 79", bust only H: 37 1/2", W: 20", D: 27"; pedestal H: 33 1/4 x 29 1/4"

Location:
100 State Circle,Maryland,Annapolis,21401
Identifier:
MSA SC 1545-1-0759
Institution:
Maryland State House
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USS Olympia, Oldest Steel Warship Afloat

Date:
1892

The Olympia (C-6) is the oldest steel warship afloat anywhere in the world and the sole surviving naval ship of the Spanish-American War. She served as flagship of Commodore George Dewey's fleet during the Spanish-American War, and is a veteran of World War I.

Dewey delivered his famous order, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," on Olympia's decks on May 1, 1898 in Manila Bay in the Philippines. The attack devastated the Spanish fleet, helping to catapult the United States into the role of superpower. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 344 feet
Beam: 53 feet
Displacement: 5,870 tons
Crew: 33 Officers, 396 enlisted men
Top Speed: 22 knots (25mph)
Coal Consumption at Top Speed: 633 lbs./minute

Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Institution:
Independence Seaport Museum

Battle Of Manila

Date:
1898
Publisher/Studio:
Cincinnati, OH: A. Nielen Company

The Battle of Manila Bay, a crucial battle of the Spanish-American War, took place on May 1, 1898.

Description (physical):

Chromolithograph

Location:
Halsey Street and Essex Circle,California,Ridgecrest,93555
Identifier:
2010.7589.0001
Institution:
U.S. Naval Academy Museum

Hotchkiss Mountain Howitzer

Date:
1885

Replacing the M1841 Mountain Howitzer, this was the first original breech-loading gun in the US Army. It provided fire support to the US Cavalry during the late Indian Wars. The Hotchkiss also saw action in the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection, 1898-1900. It has a range of 4,000 yards and fires explosive shell and canister rounds. The M1875 weighed 336 pounds and could be broken down into two loads and, with its ammunition, carried on the backs of three mules.

Location:
1713 Southwest 11th Street Lawton, OK 73501
Identifier:
2010.7100.0003
Institution:
National Artillery Museum

Spanish 4.75 Inch Bronze Rifled Gun

Date:
1829
Publisher/Studio:
Seville

This piece, cast at Seville on 8 January 1829, was originally made as a 12-pounder smoothbore along the line of No.15. At a later date, it was converted to a 4.75-inch muzzle-loading rifle, a common expedient here and abroad in the mid-19th century when many old smoothbore guns were so modified. As a rifle, it has a hexagonal bore with eight lands and was equipped with rimbase sights like those of No.15. It bears the Latin name ALEATOR -- literally, a dice player - connoting dice and recklessness or, perhaps, referring to the 12-pound dice that it could throw.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-EK
Institution:
Naval Historical Center

Spanish 12 Pounder Bronze Gun

Date:
November 21, 1803
Publisher/Studio:
Barcelona

This 12-pounder, made at Barcelona on 21 November 1803, is slightly shorter than No. 14 and lacks a vent astragal and chase girdle; handles have also been omitted. A prominent vertical cutaway in the breech face, to the right of the cascabel knob, took a rear sight; three semicircular recesses at the sides of the cutaway evidently matched lugs on the sight base. Three screw holes show where a front sight was mounted on the right rimbase. The royal cipher is that of Charles IV (1788-1808). This gun was originally mounted in the defenses of Manila and was taken when the city fell to Dewey in 1898.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-EK
Institution:
Naval Historical Center

Spanish 12 Pounder Bronze Gun

Date:
June 6, 1767
Publisher/Studio:
Barcelona

The legend cast into the breech ring of this Spanish 12-pounder gun shows that it was made at Barcelona on 6 June 1767. The royal cipher on the first reinforce is translated C III R, or Carolus III Rex, for Charles III, King of Spain form 1759 to 1788. Like many Continental guns, this one has an individual name cast into its chase. The name EL ALANO means a mastiff, a large hunting dog; not an inappropriate name for a piece of heavy ordnance. A 12-pounder gun would be considered heavy at this time for field use, but would be suitable for siege and garrison service and might be used in larger warships. It was sent to the Philippines for use in the defenses of Manila and was captured there by Rear Admiral Dewey in 1898. This cannon is currently undergoing conservation.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-N
Institution:
Naval Historical Center

Under Tops'ls and Tents

Date:
1917
Creator:
Cyrus Townsend Brady
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons

Book, Under Tops'ls and Tents by Cyrus T. Brady (Scriber: New York, 1918). Book details Brady's experiences as a midshipman at the US Naval Academy in the later 1870s/early 1880s, as well as his time as a volunteer in the Spanish-American War.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
2006.20.35, LCCN:
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Under Tops'ls and Tents

Date:
1918
Creator:
Cyrus Townsend Brady
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Scribner & Sons

Book, Under Tops'ls and Tents by Cyrus T. Brady (Scriber: New York, 1918). Book details Brady's experiences as a midshipman at the US Naval Academy in the later 1870s/early 1880s, as well as his time as a volunteer in the Spanish-American War.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
Lib2, LCCN:
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum