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SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR COLLECTION, RG1100, 1898-1998

Series II, Second Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, 1898-1969


Evening parade, 2nd Massachusetts

The Second Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers (pictured above at evening drill in Lakeland in 1898) was one of five military units encamped in Lakeland in 1898 while they awaited orders to proceed to Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American War. The records in this series document the activities of the veterans' associations in Massachusetts formed to commemorate that service. Included are regimental histories, company histories, minutes of meetings, reunion programs, lists and muster rolls of members of the veterans' organizations, correspondence, service record summaries for the members of the regiment who served in the Spanish-American War, and a scrapbook of contemporary clippings from Massachusetts newspapers.

The service record summaries housed in two small loose-leaf binders contain a wealth of information about the members of the regiment. For each member, the following information is included: the date and place of enlistment and discharge, reason for discharge, company assignment in the regiment, and, if appropriate, the date, place, and cause of death.

The records in this series are arranged alphabetically by name, subject, or type of record and chronologically within folders.

BOX

FOLDER

FOLDER TITLE

DATES

2

1

Company D, History of

n.d.

  

2

Company D: Reunion Book. See Oversize

1930-48

  

3

Correspondence

1963-66

  

4

The Formation and Development of the Second Massachusetts Volunteer Militia by Mary W. Kingston

n.d.

  

5

Last Man's Club: Minutes of Meetings

1931-60

  

6

Massachusetts Regiment Association: Minutes of Meetings

1937-66

  

7

Nelson A. Miles Camp 36 of United Spanish War Veterans of Massachusetts: Ledger

1960-69

  

8

Nelson A. Miles Camp 36 of United Spanish War Veterans of Massachusetts: Minutes of Meetings

1962-66

  

9

Nelson A. Miles Camp 36 of Unites Spanish War Veterans of Massachusetts: Muster Roll. See also: index cards at end of the collection.

1955-69 scattered

  

10

Nelson A. Miles Camp 36 of United Spanish War Veterans of Massachusetts: Service Records

n.d.

3

11

Nelson A. Miles Camp 36 of United Spanish War Veterans of Massachusetts: Service Records

n.d.

  

12

Reunion Programs. See also Oversize

1909, 1938, 1941-42, 1948

  

13

Rosters of United Spanish War Veterans of Massachusetts

1962-69 scattered

  

14

Scrapbook: 'Springfield's War Record'

1898

  

15

'Second Massachusetts Infantry Volunteers, 1898: an Eventful Year and a Good Record'

n.d.

  

16

Volunteer Veterans Association: Membership List

1946

  

17

Miscellaneous

n.d.