One letter from Willard Doud to his sister, Dora Elizabeth Doud (Swem) dated July 11, 1898 from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In his letter, Doud describes the scene in the Caribbean during the Spanish American War. He even gives a description of prisoners of war from the Spanish Navy on transport via the USS St. Louis. Included with the letter is a pin from Dora's high school year at Englewood High School in Chicago, Illinois.
An eight page letter with envelope from George G. York, a senior corporal stationed at Camp Alger, to his wife and child. York writes about a visit to the camp by President McKinley, the moral of the soldiers, his experience with military rations, and his thoughts on the Spanish-American war.
Papers including correspondence concerning Millington's experiences as directing engineer of the Anglo-Mexican Mining Association, as professor at College of William and Mary where he lived in the Wythe House, as professor at University of Mississippi, and at Memphis Medical College. Includes diaries covering 1832, 1835, and 1861-1867; letters of his family members; and Blankenship family land records and letters concerning the Spanish-American War.
24 letters from the Spanish American War and World War I from the Smith family. Charles Smith served in the Spanish American War, stationed at Fort Wadsworth followed by San Francisco in 1898. Later he wrote from a ship near Hawaii detailing his experiences. Letters from World War I were written by Charles Smith, Jr. to his family. He was stationed near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania followed by Camp Wadsworth from 1917-1918.
Two letters from Fred to his brother Charles from Camp Young in Guahajay, Cuba dated February 5 and 23 1899. Fred was assigned to the 202nd Regiment of the New York Volunteers. He describes his hope that the Cuban fighters will not put up a fight and his hope that he will be able to soon come home.
Minute book, 1902-1918, of the Colonel Kuert Command No. 122 of the Spanish War Veterns, located in Tiffin, Ohio. Primarily concerns the election of officers, the chapter's celebration of Decoration Day, attendance at state and national encampments, selection of committee members, membership recruitment, member's dismissla, payment of dues, and expenditures on membership ribbons, lapel buttons, and flags for graves, among other items.
Diary, 1899, of Bert Ward, an enlisted soldier in the Spanish- American War which concerns his trip from Plattsburg, New York to San Francisco, California and the Philippines. The volume describes skirmishes and the "civilization" of the Filipino people.
This collection includes items related to the Phoenix and Philomathean Literary Societies, debates Watkins participated in, class notes, artifacts, a certificate, and a letter written to his mother while he was stationed in Cuba during the Spanish American War.
This collection contains 68 buttons, 2 belt buckles, and 2 cockades taken from Spanish prisoners of war or from sunken ships off of Cuba. It also contains a commemorative medal from the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.