North facing, front side
G. Co. Eighth Regiment Massachusetts Infantry, U.S. Vols.
Reviewed by General Maximo Gomez
at Matanzas, Cuba, February 20, 1899
Gloucester's sons, one hundred strong
answered the nation's call to arms
in the war for the liberation of Cuba.
Bravely they endured in camp and field
South Facing back side
sinking the Spanish destroyers Pluton and Furor
off Santiago, Cuba, July 3, 1898
Inspired by the deeds of their forefathers,
nearly three hundred men of Gloucester
volunteered for naval service.
Their seafaring experience contributed largely
to America's decisive victory.
East facing right side
Spanish - War - Veterans - 1898-1902
West facing left side
war with Spain