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Philippine Insurrection

10073 Frank Lafayette Anders
Papers, 1877-1939
Letters concerning Major Anders’ military service in the Philippine Insurrection, a transcript of court martial proceedings against George A. Custer, ration returns, notes on the history of Fort Abraham Lincoln, a typescript entitled, “Critical Notes on the line of March of Troops Serving the Department of Dakota in the Campaign Against the Sioux, 1876,” and transcripts of the Reno Court of Inquiry, ca. 1879 regarding the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Also includes four oversized maps drawn by Frank Lafayette Anders of the Yellowstone Expedition of 1876.  The maps were used in a talk given to the Kiwanis Club by Anders on June 27, 1933. (4.75 feet – including oversize)

10169 William P. Moffet
Papers, 1898-1899
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, prison records books, notes, photographs, and a muster roll relating to Moffet’s service as a Captain in Company A, 1st Infantry, North Dakota National Guard while stationed in Manila, Philippines. (2.5ft)

10340 H. G. Proctor
Papers, 1898-1899
General and special orders and a muster book of the 1st North Dakota Infantry, photographs and publications relating to the Philippines, a Japanese language manuscript and diary describing action against Filipino insurgents, events on the troop transport U.S.S. Grant, and shore leave in Yokohama, Japan. Proctor served as an Adjutant, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry. (.25ft)

10681 Perry J. Purdy
Papers, 1899-1908
Photographs, an 1899 publication about the Philippine Insurrection, a calling card of company D (Devils Lake), and colored pencil sketch of Battle of Manila. (.25 ft/oversize)

11067 Harold Sorenson
Papers. 1898-1986
Diary, album of post cards, and newspaper clippings of Harold Sorenson who served in Company B, 1st Infantry, ND National Guard, in the Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection, 1898-1899, on the Mexican border, 1917-1918, and in France from 1918-1919. The diary dates from 1898-1899, and the post cards are of the Mesves Hospital in France, ca 1918-1919. The clippings pertain to ND veterans and date from 1961 and ca. 1986. (.25ft)

20242 Marion T. Mann
Papers, 1901, 1903
Transcript of diary of Mann, soldier in the 80th Battery, Field Artillery, U.S. Army, describing military actions against the Moros and insurgents during the Philippine Insurrection. (1 item)

20851 A. Joshua Osborne
Papers, 1888-1889
Photograph of Company K and a calendar of Osborne, Battalion Adjutant, 1st Lieutenant, 1st Infantry, North Dakota Volunteers in the Philippine Insurrection. (2 items)

21093 1st North Dakota Volunteers
Roster, 1898-1899
Roster of enlistments of the 1st North Dakota Volunteers in the Philippines. The roster is an excerpt from the history by John Durand entitled The Boys: the 1st North Dakota Volunteers in the Philippines. Arranged alphabetically by surname, the roster lists rank, company, peacetime occupation, and hometown. (.05ft)

Spanish American War

10172 Jesse E. Melton
Papers, 1897-1909
Scrapbook containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs concerning politics and the Spanish-American War. (1 item)

20069 John Russater
Papers, 1898-1899
Diary kept by Russater while serving in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection describing arrival and departure of military vessels and units, Filipino customs, and action against Philippine Insurgents. (1 item)

20251 William John McLean
Papers, 1898-1933
Copies of letters of recommendation, pension certification, medical history, photographs, and a discharge relating to McLean’s (Lieutenant, Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry, North Dakota Volunteers) efforts to obtain a commission and military service in the Spanish-American War. (37 items)

20409 John Peterson
Papers, 1898-1899
Transcript of a diary kept while stationed in Manila, Philippines, during the Spanish-American War describing the bombardment of Manila, military action against insurgents, recreation activities, and weather conditions. Peterson was a Bugler, Company H, 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry. (1 item)

20843 Gotfred Jensen
Papers, 1899-1945
Discharge papers, correspondence including a letter of recommendation for certificates of merit, a congressional medal of honor, pension bureau, and a copy the death certificate for Jensen who was a Spanish-American War veteran, Company D, 1st Regiment of ND Volunteers. (11 items and oversize)

21265 United Spanish War Veterans, Department of North Dakota
ca. 1899-1938
Includes the charter certificate for the North Dakota Department of the United Spanish War Veterans (1938)  located at Lisbon (N.D.) and memorial rosters of the North Dakota Volunteer Infantry Companies A, G and H (published ca. 1899). Oversize in map case drawer (Formerly 50217) (4 items).

21335 Charles H. Wentz and Joseph A. Lobsinger
Consists of a diary documenting the activities of Charles H. Wentz and Joseph A. Lobsinger, 1st North Dakota Infantry, Company C., from April 26 to July 27, 1898 during the Spanish American War.  The diary begins with enlistment and ends as they are sailing towards Honolulu, Hawaii (.05 ft.).

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