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SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR COLLECTION, RG1100, 1898-1998

Series I, Subject Files, 1940-1998


Field hospital in Lakeland, 1898

The records in this series contain general background information about Lakeland's role in hosting troops bound for Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Included are journal articles describing Lakeland's role in hosting Cuba-bound troops, dedication programs for monuments and memorials honoring those who served in the Spanish-American War, reunion and encampment programs, speeches, a list of units stationed in Lakeland, reminiscences of soldiers stationed in the city, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Among the most interesting items in this series is a reminiscence by Lutrelle Amrine, who was stationed in Lakeland in 1898 with the First Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Although recorded fifty years after the fact, Amrine provided a fascinating description of daily camp life, medical treatment in the camp hospital, and recreation and training activities.

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

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FOLDER TITLE

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1

'Army Life in Lakeland During the Spanish-American War,' by Hal Hubener

1998

  

2

'Army Life in Lakeland During the Spanish-American War": Correspondence re.

1997-98

  

3

Battleship Maine Monument on Mirror Lake, St. Petersburg, FL: Dedication Program

1946

  

4

Drane, Herbert J.: 'Remarks Made at the 30th Annual Encampment of the Department of Florida United Spanish War Veterans' (Lakeland)

1940

  

5

Encampments in Lakeland in 1898, List of

n.d.

  

6

Fifth Army Corps Transport Assignments. See: Oversize

n.d.

  

7

Historical Marker at the Site of the Camp of the Second Massachusetts Volunteers: Correspondence re.

1949-50

  

8

Newspaper Clippings. See Oversize

n.d.

  

9

Ohio Volunteer Cavalry: Reminiscence of Lutrelle Amrine

1949

  

10

'The Spanish-American War,' by Lena Stuart

n.d.

  

11

'Spanish-American War Brief'

n.d.