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Record Group Number: 000172
Series/Collection Number: .S 1283
Creator: Florida. Office of the Adjutant General.
Title, Dates: Spanish-American War muster rolls of Florida companies, 1898-1899.
Amount: 17.00 v.
3.00 microfilm reel 35 mm.
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Organization/Arrangement: Arranged by military unit, then chronological.
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Terms Governing Use:
Biographical/Historical:     The United States declared war on Spain on April 25, 1898, retroactive to April 21st.  The federal government requested each state provide troops in proportion to their populations.  Florida was to provide one infantry regiment consisting of twelve companies.  All twenty companies of Florida State Troops volunteered and were sent to the staging area in Tampa where twelve companies were chosen and the rest sent home.
    In July of 1898, the troops were sent to Fernandina; in August, they were transferred to Huntsville, Alabama.  At Huntsville, eight companies were discharged and returned to Florida.  By January 1899, the remaining four companies were discharged.  A battalion of Florida troops, Company C, did serve in Cuba as a part of the 3rd U.S. Volunteer Infantry Regiment.  At least twenty-eight men died of disease while in service.
Summary:     The volumes contain photostatic copies of muster rolls and pay accounts for Florida's companies who served during the Spanish-American War from 1898 to 1899.  The muster rolls and pay accounts contain the following information:  name of soldier; rank of soldier; when, where, and by whom did they report for duty and enrollment; when, where, and by whom were they mustered into service; when they were last paid; travelling (place of residence and place of discharge); subsistence and forage furnished by themselves since mustered into service; valuation of horses, equipment, and clothing; monies due United States (arms and equipment, QM stores and equipment); remarks; balance paid to the soldier; and from whom they received payment.
Finding Aids: Volume listing available.
Additional Physical Form: Microfilm.
Reproduction Note: Photocopies.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: National Archives, Washington, D.C.
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Ownership/Custodial History: The Dept. of Military Affairs photocopied for their own use the original records held by the National Archives.
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Subject Access Fields: United States. Army.  --Florida Infantry Regiment, 1st.
Florida. State Troops.
Spanish-American War, 1898 Florida
Military records. aat
Muster rolls. aat
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