This picture was taken on June 6, 1906, during the dedication of the memorial of the Spanish-American War. The sculpture is shown draped in the American flag just prior to the unveiling, which was held as part of the School’s Fiftieth Anniversary celebration.
In St. Paul’s: The Life of a New England School, August Heckscher describes St. Paul’s response to the Spanish-American War:
The granite-walled terrace of the library became, a few years after its completion, the setting for a memorial to the St. Paul’s men who fought in the Spanish-American War. This war (1897-1898) roused Millville to a high pitch of patriotic fervor and struck a responsive chord among St. Paul’s alumni wherever they were. It was a St. Paul’s graduate, Hamilton Fish, Jr., [Form of 1890] serving under Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, who became the first American to be killed in action. . . Later Roosevelt visited the school at Anniversary and expressed in person his admiration for the six St. Paul’s graduates who had served in his regiment.
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Form Year: 1890
Rectorship: 1895-1906: Second Rector J. H. Coit Years
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