Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 24048

Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection service cards

Dates: 1898-1902.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This card file was created by the now-defunct Military Records Section. The cards contain basic military data for Utah veterans of the Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection. The following types of data are included on each card in part or en masse: veteran's name, service unit, and dates of enlistment and discharge. The bulk of the information for the cards was provided by the United Spanish War Veterans organization, whose membership included participants in both conflicts.

The Military Records Section was organized in 1957 within the State Historical Society's Division of State Archives. It was mandated to keep a record of all veterans of the United States Armed Forces who were buried in Utah and aid in placing a headstone at the head of any veterans' unmarked graves. The section also was given the charge to collect and preserve all other military records pertaining to the state of Utah available for acquisition from private individuals, veterans groups, and assorted state and federal governmental agencies. By 1965, the section was subsumed by the larger archives.

The Spanish American War began on April 25, 1898 when the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. However, the treaty brought only a brief pause in military operations for the Army in the Philippines. Leaders of the native nationalist movement were no more ready to accept American rule peacefully than Spanish. The Philippine Insurrection resulted--spanning from February 1899 to July 1902.

Arrangement

Alphabetical by surname

Related Records

Spanish American War medals from the National Guard, Series 983, are unclaimed service medals presented by the state to veterans of Utah service units involved in the Spanish American War.

Adjutant General's records from the National Guard, Series 6308, provide a comprehensive account of the duties and activities of the office of the Adjutant General, the chief administrative officer of the National Guard. It includes field reports from the battle fronts of the Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection.

Spanish American War service cards from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 10318, are a microfilm copy of service cards for veterans of Utah service units involved in the Spanish American War.

Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection muster rolls from the National Guard, Series 10320, are muster-in and muster-out rolls for Utah military units called into service during the Spanish American War.

Spanish American War ante-muster pay records from the National Guard, Series 20843, contain transaction records related to the ante-muster fund. This fund was comprised of moneys allocated by Congress to pay the claims of volunteers from the time they enlisted to the time they were mustered into federal service.

Spanish American War scrapbook from the Governor Wells, Series 84193, is a compilation of articles from local newspapers documenting Utah's involvement in the conflict from beginning to end.

Military service cards from the Department of Administrative Services. Division Archives and Records Service, Series 85268, are a microfilm copy of service cards for Utah veterans that participated in military conflicts spanning from 1898-1975. The bulk of the cards pertain to World War I and World War II veterans, though there are also cards for Spanish American War veterans.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Anissa Taylor in January 2002.

Indexing Terms

  • Philippines—History—Philippine American War, 1899-1902—Veterans.
  • Veterans—Utah.
  • Utah—Spanish-American War, 1898—Veterans.

Container List

REEL DESCRIPTION
1 A-Z; 1898-1902