Rare Film Of The ”Texas” At Grant’s Tomb Harlem By Thomas Edison, 1898 (Video)

Thomas Alva Edison, America’s greatest inventor filmed the Sampson’s Fleet from the New Jersey shore sailing pass Grant’s Tomb in West Harlem and 123rd Street.

The video was taken after the Battle of Santiago Bay, Cuba. The Battle of Santiago de Cuba fought between Spain and the United States on July 3, 1898.

The event was the largest naval engagement of the Spanish-American War and resulted in the destruction of the Spanish Caribbean Squadron (also known as the Flota de Ultramar).

General Grant National Monument (Grant’s Tomb) Monument near the intersection of Riverside Drive and West 122nd Street in Manhattan, is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) and his wife, Julia Dent Grant (1826-1902).

Here’s the video:

Grant is the only president buried in New York City, and his tomb is the second-largest mausoleum in the western hemisphere.



Source: 1) Naval History and Heritage Command http://www.history.navy.mil/index.html. – (excerpts). 2) Frank Scaturro / Encyclopedia of New York City Edited by Kenneth T. Jackson.Via source.

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