The Spanish-American War: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography
The Spanish-American War: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography is a guide to materials in the collection of St. Louis Public Library which may prove of use to the person researching the Spanish-American War. Materials included are all books, although periodicals can also sometimes prove of interest to the genealogist (items #2 and #3 can help the researcher locate periodical articles of possible interest). Items included in this list will usually contain rosters or muster lists of men who served in a particular regiment (or from a particular state). Item entries include St. Louis Public Library department names and call numbers (most items are located at the Central Library, either in the Stacks or the History & Genealogy Department. A topical index which concludes this guide will help the researcher find items of special interest.
HG-REF 016.929373A section (pp.1063-1080) covers the Spanish-American War. Presents by state a rundown of published payrolls, muster lists, rolls of honor, and pension rolls which have appeared in book or periodical form.
HG-REF 016.35531Consists of 2 separate and distinct parts. The first part is a series of chapters which provide background information on large-scale army units- divisions and above. The second part is a bibliography listing printed information sources about army units of varying size. Of special interest to the Spanish-American War researcher is Chapter 41, "State Militia, National Guard, and Military Histories," pp. 525-574. This chapter divides by state, and within the state listings by conflict (there are also listings for histories of specific state regiments).
HG-REF 016.97389An annotated listing of books and magazine articles about the Spanish-American War. Of special interest to the genealogist are sections on biographies and memoirs (pp.35-67), rosters and regimental histories by state (pp.74-102), black soldiers (pp.169-182), and Spanish-American War fiction (pp.207-222) and music (pp.223-230). There are also subject and author indexes.
ST-Circ 973.893A nicely-done general history of the war. Contains four useful (but not highly-detailed) maps. Good bibliography and index.
ST-CIRC 973.89Excellent history of the war with Spain. Illustrated with numerous fascinating b&w photographs. Extensive photo credits section could be of use to those needing copyright-free photos of the period (many listings are for National Archives public domain material). Helpful bibliography; no index or rosters.
ST-CIRC 973.8A three volume study of the Cuban campaign. Volume 3 covers the siege of Santiago de Cuba; Volume 2 covers the battles of Las Guasimas, El Caney, and San Juan; Volume 1 is an introduction to the Cuban campaign, and includes information about the naval blockade of Havana and Santiago Harbors. There is an index to all volumes in Volume 3; no illustrations or muster rolls. The set does contain 12 interesting and helpful maps of battlefields and theatres of operations.
ST-CIRC 973.89A history of the various federal & state regiments involved in the capture of Santiago de Cuba. Includes chapters on the involvement of Bates' Independent Brigade, 9th U.S. Infantry, 6th & 16th U.S. Infantry, 13th U.S. Infantry, the Rough Riders, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry, 9th Massachusetts Infantry, 71st New York Infantry, 8th Ohio Infantry, 33rd Michigan Infantry, 1st Illinois Infantry, and the District of Columbia Infantry. Illustrated with b&w photographs; indexed.
ST-CIRC 973.89Nicely-detailed (yet readable) history of the war with Spain. Illustrated with several maps. Extensive notes section; excellent index.
HG-REF 973.89Alphabetical list of soldiers who enlisted in Arkansas regiments during the Spanish-American War. Listings give name, rank, place of residence, enrollment date, regiment and company, birthplace, age at time of enlistment, and civilian occupation. Some entries give date of discharge (or desertion) and name and address of next of kin. Interesting additional features include residence and birthplace indexes, which can help the researcher locate soldiers by place of birth or place of residence at time of enlistment.
DA-REF 973.89A history of black troops in the war with Spain. Illustrated with photographs and drawings (a list of illustrations is on p.144).
DA-REF 973.894A history of black soldiers in the Spanish-American. Illustrated with drawings by the author.
DA-CIRC 973.89A history of black troops in the Spanish-American War. Several maps.
HG-REF 973.89Alphabetical list provides name, rank, regiment and company, whether died of disease or killed in action, and date and place of death.
ST-REF 353.9Includes a roster of commissioned officers but not enlisted men. Officer roster gives name, rank, regiment and company, date of commission, and city of residence.
ST-REF 353.9Volume 9 of this set includes a roster of Illinois volunteers for the Spanish-American War. Listings include name, rank, place of residence, dates of enlistment and muster, and remarks (listings are by regiment and company, not alphabetical by name). No index.
HG-REF 973.89Listings are arranged by regiment and company (no alphabetical index). Individual listings provide name, rank, place place of residence, date of enrollment, and remarks. Two separate lists provide names of fatalities and deserters. A special table provides statistical information on nationalities, ages, and occupations of volunteers.
HG-REF 973.74Information on Indiana's role in the War with Spain appears on pp. 669-674. There are short histories of Indiana regiments in the war .
ST-REF 353.9Volume for 1898-99 includes "Roster of Iowa Volunteers, Spanish-American War & Philippine Insurrection." Lists are by regiment and company (no alphabetical index). Listings provide name, age, place of residence (town & county), place of birth (state or country), rank, date of muster, date of commissioned (officers), date and place of muster-out, and remarks. There is also a special list of Iowa military dead (also by regiment, not alphabetically).
ST-REF 353.9Volume for 1898-1900 includes a "Roll of Kansas Volunteer Regiments in the Spanish & Philippine Wars, 1898-99" (pp.63-247). Listings are by regiment and company (no alphabetical index). Listings provide name, rank, place of residence, date of enrollment & muster, and remarks. There is a separate "Roll of Honor" listing Kansas fatalities (pp.66-70).
HG-REF 973.89Roster of Kansas volunteers. Lists are organized by regiment and company (there is no alphabetical index). Listings provide name, rank, place of residence, date of enrollment & muster in, and remarks. Special features include a list of officers from Kansas who served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines, and a Roll of Honor of Kansas war dead.
ST-REF 353.9The "Report for the Year Ending 12-31-99" includes a list of "Muster Rolls of Louisiana Volunteers in the Spanish-American War of 1898." Listings vary but can include name, rank, place of residence, and remarks. Listings are by regiment and company (there is no alphabetical index).
ST-REF 353.9The 1900 volume has a number of lists of interest, including a record of marksmen in the Massachusetts volunteers, which provides name, rank, regiment & company, and target practice scores. There is also a list of officers which provides name, rank, regiment & company, and service entry date. There is no alphabetical index.
ST-REF 353.9The volume for 1897-98 has a roster of Nebraska volunteer regiments beginning on p. 367. Listings are by regiment and company. Listings provide name, rank, age, place of residence, date of enlistment and muster-in, and remarks. There is an index on pp. 761-877.
ST-REF 353.9The volume for 1897-98 has a roster of Missouri volunteer regiments (pp.143-461). Roster is by regiment & company, and provides name, rank, date of enrollment, place of residence, and muster-out date or remarks. There is an alphabetical index on pp. 463-562.
HG-REF 929.3778; 2 volumes.Volume One has listings for veterans of the American Revolution through World War II. Most are Civil War veterans, but there are some Spanish-American War vets listed. Listings provide name, rank, military unit, war served in, birth and death dates, age at time of death, and section of cemetery where buried.
ST-REF 973.34A history of the battery which includes a section on its Spanish-American War service (pp.29-44). Does not have a roster or biographical sketches.
HG-REF 973.89A history of the regiment which includes company histories and biographical sketches of regimental officers. Includes a regimental roster by company (listings provide name, rank, and hometown). There is no index or bibliography. There are b&w photos of most officers.
ST-REF 973.34A roster by county of veterans of previous wars living in cally by name. Listings include name, current place of residence, regiment & company, and state served with. The listings for each county divided according to war fought in, so that Spanish-American War vets are grouped together. No index (you must either know the county, or else check the listings county by county).
ST-REF 973.89A three volume set which lists volunteers in New York state regiments during the Spanish-American War. Lists are organized by regiment and company (there is no alphabetical index). Lists include name, age, rank, and muster-out date & place. Volume 1 covers Artillery & Cavalry regiments, and Infantry regiments 1-8; other volumes cover Infantry regiments.
ST-REF 973.89 (oversized item)Nice history of the regiment which includes b&w photos and illustrations. Includes a roster of the regiment (organized by company). Listings include name & rank. There is a special list of those men who died while in service (listings include name, rank, and date, place, & cause of death). There is also a list of men who were wounded (listings give only name & rank).
ST-REF 973.89An interesting (and entertaining) reminiscence by a private in the 71st NY Infantry during the Spanish-American War. Illustrated with interesting watercolor sketches by the author (which first appeared in LIFE magazine). Unfortunately, no index, bibliography, or roster.
ST-REF 353.9The volume for 1898-1900 includes a list of "Officers Mustered into U.S. Service May 1898," plus an "Official Roster of the Ohio National Guard, Nov. 15, 1898." Listings include name, rank, date of rank, place of birth (state or country only), and place of residence at time of enlistment.
HG-REF 973.894Just what it says: an index to the "Official Roster." Alphabetical entries index gives only name and page number (although through use of a table provided by the author, regiment number and company letter can be determined by use of the page number).
HG-REF 973.898Nice history of the regiment by its colonel. Includes two interesting sections of b&w photos, plus maps which show hometowns of 8th Ohio volunteers, Camp Alger, Va, and the area in Cuba where the 8th Ohio was stationed. Appendices include the text of a memorial service for the 8th's dead held Nov. 16, 1898 in Wooster, Ohio, and an alphabetized roster of the regiment which lists name, rank, hometown, and company. There is an interesting and useful notes section, a list of books for further reading, and a short but helpful index.
ST-REF 973.89A history of the 14th Ohio National Guard regiment from its founding in 1876. Illustrated with b&w photos. Two maps show operations of the regiment in Puerto Rico (pp. 129 & 145). A roster is included (organized by company). Roster gives only name & rank. There is no index for the history or the roster.
ST-REF 353.9The volume for 1898 has a number of interesting features. "Expenses Incurred and Paid By the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," pp. 67-98, lists various payments made to PA soldiers of all ranks. Reports by regimental commanders sometimes list names of various regiment members. A good list of 8th Infantry Regiment members is on pp. 194-208. A list of war deaths suffered by the 9th Infantry is on pp. 226-27. A list of 12th Infantry deaths is on p. 291. A list of PA soldiers who who died at the Medico-Surgical Hospital of Philadelphia is on pp. 350-51. A roster of PA officers is on pp. 357-490 (there is an index on pp. 491-507).
HG-REF 973.89Organized by regiment, but also has alphabetized index. Listings include name, rank, place of residence, enrollment date, muster-in date, remarks, and muster-out date.
ST-REF 353.91898 volume has a "Roster of Rhode Island Militia, 1898" which only lists officers (name, rank, and place of residence).
ST-REF 974.5A roster of Rhode Island volunteers in the war with Spain (officers and enlisted men). Listings provide name and rank. The listings are organized by regiment and company.
ST-REF 973.89A history of the 2nd U.S. Light Artillery, Battery A. Included is information about the Battery's service in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. Illustrated with numerous interesting b&w photos. No index; includes a roster of Battery A (roster includes name, rank, and address at time of enlistment).
ST-CIRC 973.893A well-written history of the 1st U.S. Cavalry (the Rough Riders) in the Spanish-American War. Includes a number of sections of interesting b&w photos. Good index, and there is a roster of the regiment on pp. 282-340. Listings include name, rank, company, age, description, date & place enlisted, and remarks.
ST-CIRC 973.8Roosevelt's own entertaining account of the history of the Rough Riders. Illustrated with some interesting b&w photos. A muster roll gives name, rank, and place of enlistment. The roll also usually notes the body part or parts in which the dead and wounded suffered injury. Roosevelt's muster roll should be used in combination with Jones' muster roll (item #41).
DA-CIRC 973.894A history of the 10th Cavalry. Illustrated with many b&w photos. A full roster by troop (company) gives name and rank only (pp.335-361).
ST-REF 973.8An interesting account by a captain in the 10th U.S. Cavalry of his war experiences in Cuba.
ST-REF 353.6Volume Two has a list of "Officers of Volunteer Organizations in Service of the U.S. During the War With Spain and the Insurrection in the Philippines, April 21, 1898- 1903." Listings provide name, highest rank attained, and organization (pp.185-272).
HG-REF 973.89A list of officers of volunteer regiments from the various states mustered into federal service during the war with Spain. Listings provide name, rank, date of commission, highest brevet (honorary) rank, and date brevetted. Special lists include appointments declined, casualties, and an index to the lists on pp. 7-134. Addenda (pp.153-54) lists additional appointments, promotions, and casualties for June 1, 1900 through June 20, 1900.
ST-REF 923.5This item is exactly what the title implies: a photograph album (officers only). Captions give only name, regiment, and highest rank achieved (there are sometimes very brief comments about man's war record). There is an alphabetical index.
1899. HG-REF 973.89A list of officers (arranged by regiment) for the 11th U.S. Cavalry, 36th-49th U.S. Infantry Volunteers, and the Porto Rico Battalion of Infantry. Lists provide name, rank, date of commission, length of service in the volunteer organization and the U.S. regulars, and state appointed from. An alphabetical index is on pp. 49-53.
ST-REF 353.9The volume for 1899-1900 has roster on pp. 150-219 of West Virginia volunteers for the war against Spain. Listings are by regiment & company and include name, rank, date of enlistment, and remarks. There is also a "Roll of Honor" of West Virginia dead (p.218) and a list of deserters (p.219).