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Webb Cook Hayes

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Spiegal Grove Estate Park

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Born:  March 20, 1856 at Cincinnati, OH

Entered Service in the US Army from Fremont, OH

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Philippine Insurrection For heroism December 04, 1899 at Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands

Died:  July 26, 1934 at the age of 78

*Webb Cook Hayes was the son of U. S. President Rutherford B. Hayes

From the spring of 1898 until early the following year, most battles in the Philippine Islands were sporadic ambushes of small American patrols in the jungles, as the U.S. Army sought to root out the rebel forces of Emilio Aguinaldo. An American force was besieged at Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, on December 4, 1899. That night in a one-man heroic effort, Lieutenant Colonel Webb Cook Hayes pushed from the beach through the enemy lines to reach the American forces, and returned the following morning to report the situation to Naval forces standing by to render assistance. Lieutenant Colonel Hayes was one of four soldiers who earned the Medal of Honor at Vigan in this actions. The other men cited for heroism were: Lieutenant Colonel James Parker, Private Joseph Epps, and Private James McConnell.

 

 

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