Historic Markers Across Florida

Second Massachusetts Infantry Camp, May 17-30, 1898

Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: on Lake Mortan Dr at D Massachusetts Ave.
County: Polk
Coordinates: N 28° 02.400    W 081° 57.240
  28.04    -81.954
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM24YN


Camp Massachusetts, one of five encampments in Lakeland during the Spanish-American War, bordered part of Lake Morton. Pvt. Wesley S. Brass, of company I, died here and was given "a funeral that a marshal of France might have deserved..." The 71st New York Infantry encamped by this Lake, West of Massachusetts Avenue.

City Library - 1948


City: Lakeland, FL