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Spanish American War Military records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 09.02
Spanish American War: RI Casualties finding aid
Spanish American War: RI Casualties finding aid
Spanish American War: Participatory Record finding aid
Spanish American War: Participatory Record finding aid
Battleship Maine: Rhode Island Service list
Battleship Maine: Rhode Island Service list

Scope and Contents

Records of Rhode Island units organized & engaged in United States Service during hostilities with Spain, April 21 – August 12, 1898. Includes orders issued, correspondence & reports, volunteer enlistment / recruit examination records, muster & pay rolls, morning reports & compiled & consolidated service cards pertaining to the First Rhode Island US Volunteer Infantry stationed at Camp Russell A. Alger, VA, May – July, 1898; Camp George Gordon Meade, PA, August – September, 1898 & Camp Fornance, Columbia, SC, November – March, 1899 & Light Batteries A & B Volunteer Artillery at Camp Dyer, Qounset Point, Rhod Island. Compiled records also document activated elements of Naval Militia, men serving the regular army & naval forces and attibuted Rhode Island casualties abourd the Battleship Maine.

State contingent in United States service during the war comprised 1825 officers & men:

First Rhode Island Volunteer Regiment; (1,237)

Light Batteries A & B, Volunteer Artillery (220)

United States Hospital Guards (94)

Rhode Island Naval Reserve (152

Rhode Island men assigned to the U.S.S. Vulcan (22)


  • 1898-1899

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Report of the Origin and Spread of Typhoid Fever in U.S. Military Camps During the Spanish War of 1898, Vol. 2 – Maps & Charts by Walter Reed, Major & Surgeon, U.S. Army, Victor C. Vaughan, Major & Division surgeon, U S. Volunteers and Edward O. Shakespeare, Major & Brigade Surgeon, U.S. Volunteers, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1904

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Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA