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Friday, May 20, 2016

Winfield Scott Schley

This 1904 statue of Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Schley by Ernest Keyser appears in the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
"Admiral Schley was a hero of the Spanish American War. The General Assembly appropriated funds for this bust and pedestal in honor of Admiral Schley in 1902 and it was installed in the State House in 1904. This bust was cleaned and conserved in 2008." -- Maryland State Archives

"Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911. Born, Frederick county, October 9, 1839; graduated from U. S. Naval Academy, 1860; served throughout the Civil War; volunteered for and was placed in command of the Greely Arctic Relief Expedition, 1884; for his success in this expedi­tion the Massachusetts Humane Society gave him a gold medal of the first class; served through Spanish-American War; was presented with a magnificent jeweled and gold sword by the people of Philadelphia; another jeweled sword was presented by the Royal Arcanum; a gold medal set with jewels was presented by the people of Maryland; died, New York City, October 2, 1911." -- Men of Maryland Especially Honored in Maryland Historical Magazine September, 1917.

Winfield Scott Schley,
Port Hudson, 1863,
Chincha Island, 1865,
Korea, 1871,
Greeley Relief Expe. 1884,
Valparaiso, 1891,
Santiago, 1898.
"Erected by the State of Maryland."

Another portrait of Admiral Schley appears in Steiner, Meekins, Carroll and Boggs  Men of Mark in Maryland ... Biographies of Leading Men of the State ... Illustrated with Many Full Page Engravings, 1907.

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