Spanish-American War

Active: 1st South Dakota Infantry


Co.F 1st South Dakota Volunteer Infantry, 1898, San Francisco


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Board of Charities and Corrections, Division of Veterans’ Home (84-075)
Letterpress Books, March 1893-October 1903. Consists of copies of letters sent. V 1723-1725

Board of Charities and Corrections, Division of Veterans’ Home (84-075)
Furlough Register, 1890-1902. This indexed volume contains the name, residence at time of enlistment, date of enlistment, where discharged, date, name of captain or officer in charge, furlough dates, rank, company, regiment, state, arm, months of service, pension, pension certificate, age, nativity, occupation and social condition. V1722.

Board of Charities and Corrections, Division of Veterans’ Home (84-074)
Member Records Registers, 1891-1907. The volumes contain information on members admitted, readmitted, discharged, furloughed, absent with leave, deceased, lists of effects of deceased, pension accounts, and misconduct cases. V1726-1727

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Board of Charities and Corrections, Division of Veterans’ Home (84-074)
Minutes, June 1889-February 1955. These volumes contain the names of the members of the commission, motions, resolutions, activities, and expenses. V1849-1853

Board of Charities and Corrections, State Soldiers Home
Annual and Biennial Reports, 1891-1954. Box 7226B

DeLand, Charles Edmund (H69-005)
Papers, 1890-1935. Deland was a prominent Pierre lawyer, politician, author and historian. This collection includes newspaper clippings about the Spanish American War and the role of the South Dakota National Guard. Box 3339B

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Adjutant General
Annual and Biennial Reports, 1892-1982. Many missing issues. Boxes 7221B, 7187C, 7228A, 7182B, 7287C

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Adjutant General (H83-045)
South Dakota Military Service Lists, 1897-1900. Includes the counties of Aurora, Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Butte, Day, Faulk, Hamlin, Marshall, Minnehaha, Robert, Turner, and Yankton. The lists include the name, address and age of those that are eligible for duty. Box 3614B

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Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of National Guard.
Rosters, 1887-1917. MF 1765-1766

First South Dakota Infantry (H83-050)
The Roster of the Northwestern Association of Veterans of the 1st South Dakota Volunteer Infantry, 1939. This publication lists the companies and the names of each soldier that served as well as their current address. Box 3615A

First South Dakota Infantry (H95-039)
Northwest Association of Veterans of the 1st South Dakota Infantry Booklet, 1950. This collection consists on one booklet inviting the groups’ annual meeting in 1950. The booklet contains a memoriam list, a description of the meeting place, the 1950 roster and some brief notes. The items belonged to Robert Boyd Lambert who served with Company M in the Philippine Insurrection. Box 6033A

First South Dakota Infantry (H96-023)
Photographs and Correspondence, 1898 and 1971. One photograph of the South Dakota Volunteer Infantry Company M., and another smaller photo of the SD Volunteer Infantry showing more companies gathered in Lead. Also, included in this collection are three letters pertaining to the history of the South Dakota Volunteers written by Robert Boyd Lambert to Don Rickey Jr. at the U.S. Army Military History Research Collection. Box 6074A

First South Dakota Volunteer Infantry (H84-046)
Memorial Poster of Company F., First South Dakota Infantry, 1898-1899. This collection contains a memorial poster that lists the names of privates, officers, those discharged, transfers, and dead. MD 064

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Frost, Alfred Sidney (H74-012)
Papers, 1898-1922. Frost entered the Army in 1881 and was sent to Fort Sully to teach school. He was transferred to Fort Snelling, Minnesota when he was commissioned a second Lieutenant in 1884. In 1891 he was promoted to first lieutenant and attended infantry and cavalry school in Fort Leavenworth. In 1893 he taught Military Science and Tactics at the South Dakota Agricultural College. At the start of the Spanish-American War Frost was commissioned colonel of the 1st South Dakota Infantry. The collection contains correspondence, military papers, newspaper clippings, and maps. Box 3649A and MD 64

General Photo Collection (H93-090)
Military Panorama, 1885-1951. Includes Co. H. 1st S.D. Infantry, and Camp Merritt, 1898. MD 262 and 263.

General Photo Collection (H96-063)
U.S.Griggs Locating Agency, Spanish American War, Pierre panoramic, Nebraska excursion, and Paddy Miller, 1898-1906. This collection contains 10 photographs pertaining to the Spanish American War. Ulysses S. Griggs was Sgt. of Troop C of the 3rd U.S. Vol. Cavalry in camp Thomas Chickamauga Park, GA. The images include Troop 3rd U.S. Vol. Cavalry, U.S. Griggs, Art Lincoln, J.B.Frisbee and non-commissioned officers of Troop C. FB 339

General Photo Collection (P104)
Military. Includes an identified image of the 1st S.D. Volunteers Band; and miscellaneous group photo including Co. A, Pierre, and Co. H. Spearfish.

General Photo Collection (P100)
Patriotic Photographs. Group photo of the members of the 1st South Dakota Infantry, 1898-1932.

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Holman, John (H74-102)
Papers, 1898-1901, 1932. Holman was a second Lieutenant with the 1st South Dakota Infantry in the Spanish American War. This collection consists of military papers and newspaper clippings. Box 3649 and MD 63

Krueger, Herman F. (H92-006)
Spanish-American War Photographs and Papers, 1898-1940. Krueger enlisted in Company K of the first South Dakota Volunteer Infantry Regiment in May 1898. He served in the Philippines until he was wounded in 1899 and discharged. His collection consists of letters written by Krueger to his family, discharge, disability and pension records, military pamphlets, a photograph of Company K, newspaper clippings, photographs purchased in the Philippines, and United Spanish War Veteran’s records. Box 4547 and MD 263

Lee, Governor Andrew E. (H74-193)
Correspondence, 1896-1902. This collection consists of both the incoming and outgoing correspondence of Governor Andrew E. Lee. The incoming correspondence dates from 1896 to 1900 and relates to the following subjects: requests for appointments; lands for charitable and educational institutions; ordinance stores; South Dakota National Guard; state funds; costs of maintaining the insane; potential for war with Spain; Spanish-American War; State Militia; soldiers in the Philippines; and the Normal School in Aberdeen. The collection also contains copybooks of outgoing correspondence relating to the following subjects: appointments; legislation; Trans-Mississippi Exposition; military; war with Spain; pardons; and politics. Boxes 3533A-3534B; Box 5195C; MD 64 Folder 13

Lee, Governor Andrew E. (2006-014)
Records, 1895-1963. Governor's addresses, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs from his term as Governor. Also includes personal papers, photographs and a scrapbook relating to Andrew and Myrtle Lee and Burl Anderson. Of particular interest is the list dated July 4, 1898 of all enlisted men of the First Regiment of South Dakota at Camp Merritt. Boxes 8844, MD 263 and FB 614

Newspapers and Journals
Spanish American War, 1898-1899. Philippine Veteran, Vol. 1 No.3, March 1901, St. Louis, MO; The Daily American, Vol. 1 No. 23, March 30, 1899, Havana, Cuba; The American Soldier, Vol. 1 No.4 October 1, 1898 and November 26, 1898, Manila, Philippine Islands; The American, Vol. 2 No. 101, May 8, 1898, Manila, Philippine Islands; The Times of Cuba, Vol. 1 No.32, December 22, 1898, Havana, Cuba; The Manila Times, November 28, 1898; Freedom, 1898-November 16, 19, 23, 26, 30; December 3,10, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31; 1899-January 7, 11; May 6, 9; September 4, 6, Manila Island of Luzon. MF 39

Photographs (H97-055)
Military, 1864-1953. This is a large collection of military photographs. The Charles Mott Daley, William C. Notmeyer, Howard estate photos, and the Rahskopf collection contain Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection photos. Boxes 6823 -6827, FB 333 and MD263

Col. A. S. Frost's 1st S. Dakota Reg. "At Rest" Presidio, San Francisco, 1898

Photographs (H2000-014)
Spanish American War and World War I, 1898-1918. This collection consists of military photographs of the Spanish American War and World War I, including Colonel Frost and the 1st South Dakota Infantry in San Francisco. Box 8527 and MD262.

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South Dakota Governor Andrew E. Lee (H74-193)
Records, 1896-1901. This collection includes correspondence concerning applications and appointments for office, lands for charitable and educational institutions, conduct of state officials, and the Spanish-American War. A major issue during his administration was the organization and return of the state militia which served in the Philippine during the Spanish-American War. MF 1750-1758

South Dakota National Guard (MF 40)
Rosters, 1885-1917. This includes a listing of the names, ranks, dates and locations of appointments for commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers. It also includes a register of men who transferred, were discharged or died. The register of enlisted men has an index and includes the name, rank, date of enlistment, age, occupation, address, discharge date and remarks. MF 1765

Spanish American War (H2001-034)
War Autographs Booklet and Photographs, 1898-1899. This collection contains an autograph book with the signatures of South Dakota soldiers and photocopied or digital photographs. The photographs contain images of Daniel Pratt, officers of the 1st South Dakota Infantry Regiment, Col. Alfred Sully Frost, Admiral Dewey and the battleship Maine. Box 6996

Spanish American War (H2001-055)
Photograph of Co. E. 1st South Dakota Infantry, [1898-1899]. This collection consists of two digital photographs of Co. E. 1st South Dakota Infantry. FB 359

State Auditor. Office of the State Auditor. (81-042)
Military Vouchers and Special Telegraph Tax Receipts, 1898-1917. This collection contains pay vouchers for Mexican Border Service, April 23-25, 1917; and warrants and vouchers for board, lodging and fare for soldiers awaiting orders, 1898. Box 2178B

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United Spanish War Veterans (H74-059)
Sidney E. Morrison Auxiliary No. 4 records, 1934-1946. This collection consists of a minute book containing entries from February 7, 1934 through March 5, 1946, and a history of the auxiliary. Box 3450B

United Spanish War Veterans (H98-107)
Proceedings of the Stated Convention of the National Encampment of the United Spanish War Veterans, 1924-1955. (Some missing issues). Box 6990A&B

United Spanish War Veterans (H99-049)
Post 17, Aberdeen, History. This collection contains a history of the United Spanish War Veterans from Post 17 in Aberdeen. The history includes the names of those who attended a reunion in 1914. Box 6954A

United Spanish War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary (H87-054)
Records, 1925-1972. This collection includes state encampment booklets, national encampment books, copies of the by-laws and constitution, minutes, history of the department, rosters, correspondence, and orders. See finding aid. Boxes 6781-6783A

United States. Chief of Military History (MF 505)
Official Lineage and Battle Honors Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 147th Field Artillery Group and 643d Field Artillery Battalion. Includes organization dates, reorganization dates, muster and demobilization dates, location of home station, and campaign streamers. MF 1848

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Faust, Karl Irving. Campaigning in the Philippines. San Francisco, Hicks-Judd Co. 1899

Heitman, Francis Bernard. Historical Register and dictionary of the United States Army, from its organization, September 29, 1789 to March 2, 1903. Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1903.

Jones County war veterans past and present : from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War (1861-1991). Murdo, S.D. : Veterans Service Office, South Dakota Veterans Dept., [1995]

Kelly, Thomas E. The US Army and the Spanish-American War era, 1895-1910. Carlisle Barracks, PA., : U.S. Military History Research Colleciton, 1974.

Langellier, J. Phillip. Fix bayonets : the U.S. infantry from the American Civil War to the surrender of Japan. London: Greenhill Books; Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 1998.

Manska, Jack. The dog robber goes to war. Lebanon, S.D. : J. Manska, [190?]

Notes on the Spanish-American war. Washington DC : GPO, 1899-1900.

Schubert, Frank N. Black Valor : Buffalo soldiers and the Medal of Honor, 1870-1898. Wilmington, Del. : SR Books, 1997

Sonstegard, Ansel P. South Dakota and the Spanish-American war. Vermillion, S.D. : University of South Dakota, 1943.

Spanish American War. South Dakota Historical Collections. South Dakota State Historical Society: Pierre, S.D.

Steffen, Randy. The horse soldier, 1776-1943 : the United States cavalryman, his uniforms, arms, accoutrements, and equipments. Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1977.

Sues, Otto Louis. Grigsby’s cowboys. Third United States volunteer cavalry, Spanish-American war; a historical review of the regiment and compendium of biographies of the noted men comprising the same. Salem, S.D. : J.E. Patten, 1900.

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