Title: Spanish American War Compiled & Consolidated Service Records, 1898-1899
Extent: 2.4 Cubic Feet
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Scope and Contents: Aggregate record of military service transcribed from original enlistment, descriptive & muster – in / out rolls of the First Rhode Island US Volunteer Infantry, First Light Batteries A & B, Volunteer Artillery & men serving with regular Army & Naval forces during the war with Spain, 1898. Includes Rhode Island casualties attributed to the Battleship Maine. Filings denote place of birth or residence, units or vessels assigned, rank or rating of recruit, date enrolled, mustered & discharged, term of service, references to promotions, detached service, transfers, furloughs, sickness & disability, instances discipline or brought up on charges / tried by court martial, etc. May included subsequent Adjutant General correspondence or statements concerning service.