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  1. Today, that organization is defunct, but it left an heir in the Sons of Spanish–American War Veterans, created in 1937 at the 39th National Encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans. According to data from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs , the last surviving U.S. veteran of the conflict, Nathan E. Cook , died on September ...

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  3. The Spanish-American War of 1898 ended Spain’s colonial empire in the Western Hemisphere and secured the position of the United States as a Pacific power. U.S. victory in the war produced a peace treaty that compelled the Spanish to relinquish claims on Cuba, and to cede sovereignty over Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the United ...

    • Causes: Remember the Maine! The war originated in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain, which began in February 1895. Spain’s brutally repressive measures to halt the rebellion were graphically portrayed for the U.S. public by several sensational newspapers engaging in yellow journalism, and American sympathy for the Cuban rebels rose.
    • War Is Declared. Spain announced an armistice on April 9 and speeded up its new program to grant Cuba limited powers of self-government. But the U.S. Congress soon afterward issued resolutions that declared Cuba’s right to independence, demanded the withdrawal of Spain’s armed forces from the island, and authorized the use of force by President William McKinley to secure that withdrawal while renouncing any U.S. design for annexing Cuba.
    • Spanish-American War Begins. The ensuing war was pathetically one-sided, since Spain had readied neither its army nor its navy for a distant war with the formidable power of the United States.
    • Treaty of Paris. The Treaty of Paris ending the Spanish-American War was signed on December 10, 1898. In it, Spain renounced all claim to Cuba, ceded Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States and transferred sovereignty over the Philippines to the United States for $20 million.
  4. Before COVID-19, the most severe pandemic in recent history was the 1918 influenza virus, often called “the Spanish Flu.”. The virus infected roughly 500 million people—one-third of the world’s population—and caused 50 million deaths worldwide (double the number of deaths in World War I). In the United States, a quarter of the ...

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    Volunteers Below is an index to service records: 1. General Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served during the War with Spain. National Archives Microfilm Publication M871. Indexed and published on FamilySearch 1. A wiki article describing the online collection is found at: 1. United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the War with Spain - FamilySearch Historical Records Individual state indexes are also available for: 1. Louisiana. National Archives Microfilm Publication M240 FHL film 0880013 2. North Carolina. National Archives Microfilm Publication M413 FHL films 0821907–8 The indexes list the soldier’s name, rank, and unit. Entries that refer to miscellaneous personal papers have no corresponding compiled service records. The papers themselves follow the jacket envelopes for most units. See the FamilySearch Catalog for complete information on film numbers. The service records of Florida have been microfilmed: 1. Compiled Service R...

    Indexes 1. The General Index to Pension Files is available online. The "General Index to Pension Files, 1861–1934" (NARA) T288. The index covers veterans of the Civil War, Spanish‑American War, Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion (1900 to 1901), and the regular Army, Navy, and Marine forces. 1. The Organization Index to Pension Files is available online. The "Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900" (NARAT289), also called the "Civil War Pension Index", lists Spanish‑American War veterans including Spanish‑American War nurses. Pension Records The pension records themselves are not on microfilm. Copies can be ordered from the National Archives. 1. See also Military Records: Pre-WWI Pension Applications (16 minute online video) FamilySearch Research Classes Online, 2010.

    Regular Army Officers 1. The "Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army..." by Francis B. Heitman lists Regular Army and volunteer officers from 1789 to 1903 that were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner. See Vol.2 pp. 13-42.

    Peterson, Clarence Stewart. Known Military Dead during the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection, 1898–1901. Baltimore: Clarence Stewart Peterson, 1958. (FHLbook 973 M23pc; fiche 6051242.) This work includes name, rank, company, regiment, and death date and place. 1. National Spanish American War Gravesite Recording Project 2. "Casualty List, Rough Riders, July 1 to 3, 1898. Attachment to Report of Operations" National Archives NAID 301979

    1900 U.S. Federal Census The 1900 Federal Census (NARAT623) enumerated military personnel stationed overseas in places such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. The census gives the soldier’s name, rank, place of residence in the United States, birth date and place, company, regiment, and branch of service. 1930 U.S. Federal Census The 1930 Federal Census askedif a person was "A veteran of the U.S. military or naval forces mobilized for any war or expedition" and "What war or expedition" they served in. 1940 U.S. Federal Census The 1940 Federal Censusasked "Is this person a veteran of the United States military forces or the wife, widow, or under 18-year-old child of a veteran?" and "If child, is veteran-father dead?" and "War or Military" served in. These were only asked of persons which were recorded on 2 of the 40 lines per page, which would have covered about five percent of the population.

    The United Spanish War Veteranswas established in 1899. Its membership includes veterans with service in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection to 4 July 1902. The following sources contain information on their members who were veterans of the two wars. 1. George G. Kane. The history of the United Spanish War veterans through national encampment memorabilia : the first 50 years, 1904-1954.(2005) FHL 973 M2kh

    California 1. History, Department of California, 1908-1938, Auxiliary, United Spanish War Veterans... 2. History, Department of California, 1938-1954, Auxiliary, United Spanish War Veterans... 3. By-laws and roster of Theodore Roosevelt Camp No. 9 and Auxiliary No. 5Los Angeles, California : United Spanish War Veterans. Department of California, 1939] Kansas 1. Kansas, United Spanish War Veterans Reports of Deaths, 1945-1970 (Ancestry) ($) Kentucky 1. Proceedings of the stated convention of the 60th National Encampment, United Spanish War Veterans, Louisville, Kentucky August 31-September 4, 1958. January 15, 1959.Washington, D.C. : United States Government Printing Office, 1959 Michigan 1. United Spanish War Veterans Camp Index, ca. 1890–1984, FHL 6 rolls 2. United Spanish War Veterans Master Index, ca. 1890–1984, FHL 3 rolls New York 1. Index cards, M-Z, for New York County.Contains members of Manhattan Camp no. 1 Sgt. Hamilton Fish Camp no. 46, Defendam Camp no. 36, Col. Henry Hu...

    Sons of Spanish American War Veterans 1. Sons of Spanish American War Veterans Daughters of '98 1. Daughters of 98

    Alger, Russell A. The Spanish-American War. (Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1971).
    Chadwick, French E. The Relations of the U.S. and Spain: The Spanish-American War. (New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1911).
    Dyal, Donald H. Historical Dictionary of the Spanish American War. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996).
    Foner, Philip S. The Spanish-Cuban-American War and the Birth of American Imperialism, 1895-1902. (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1972).
    Freidel, Frank. The Splendid Little War. (Boston: Little, Brown and Co.,1958).
    Gabbert, Howard Markland. The Rough Riders: A Brief Study and Indexed Roster of the 1st Regiment U.S. Volunteer Cavalry 1898. (Tucson: Arizona State Genealogical Society, 1992). FHL book 973 M2grr.
  5. Apr 13, 2020 · The Spanish Flu of 1918 was one of the worst pandemics in history, eventually killing 50 million people worldwide. The virus hit in three waves, with the second during the fall of 1918 ...

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