How many volunteers were there in the Spanish-American War?

How many volunteers were there in the Spanish-American War?

The war was fought by U.S. regular forces and state volunteers. About 250,000 enlisted men and 11,000 officers served in this conflict. Most volunteers came from the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio.

What was the name of the volunteer soldiers during the Spanish-American War?

The U.S. volunteers were special regiments raised for the Spanish-American War. The most famous of these is the First Volunteer Cavalry, the official name of the Rough Riders. There were three volunteer cavalry units, three volunteer engineers, ten volunteer infantry regiments, and a volunteer signal corps.

How do I find a Spanish-American War veteran?

With a few significant exceptions, the process of locating records of Spanish-American War veterans is similar to that for Civil War veterans. The best place to start is with National Archives Microfilm Publication T288, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934.

Did the public support the Spanish-American War?

Spain refused. American public opinion now rested decidedly against the Spanish, and because of the way the yellow press had covered the explosion of the USS Maine, most of the country distrusted everything the Spanish said. Oddly enough, President McKinley also opposed the War.

How many US soldiers died in Cuba?

By Patrick McSherry

Location Navy Killed Navy Wounded
Cuba 15 48
Puerto Rico 1 7
Philippines 0 9
Elsewhere 7 2

What did the US gain as a result of the Spanish American War?

U.S. victory in the war produced a peace treaty that compelled the Spanish to relinquish claims on Cuba, and to cede sovereignty over Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the United States. The United States also annexed the independent state of Hawaii during the conflict.

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