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Jun 18

[ARCHIVED] Spanish-American War Volunteers From Kansas, 1898

The original item was published from June 18, 2020 9:18 AM to June 18, 2020 10:20 AM


For the genealogists out there... An 1898 roster of volunteer troops from Kansas for the Spanish-American War.

Information includes: "Regiments, officers and privates—names, rank, and residence when enlisted. Residences given are all in Kansas, except when otherwise noted. When the residence is not printed it is unknown, or not of record."

Regiments covered:
Kansas Infantry Regiment, 20th (1898-1899)
Kansas Infantry Regiment, 21st (1898-1899)
Kansas Infantry Regiment, 22nd (1898-1899)
Kansas Infantry Regiment, 23rd (1898-1899)
The 48 page booklet was published "by authority of the of a resolution adopted by both houses of the Legislature, February 1, 1898."

You can view the original book digitized at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library here...

A Roster of Volunteer Troops 
Furnished by the  State of Kansas 
for the Spanish-American War, 1898

You can also search for Kansas war veterans online at the Kansas Historical Society's

The Index does not include all Kansas soldiers but includes soldiers from all these conflicts:
19th century (Civil War & Spanish-American War)
World War I and World War II
Post-World War II Conflicts (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan)

ALSO... For military researchers... Available FREE to Kansas residents... Don't forget "Fold3" available from the State Library of Kansas

Fold3 is a resource for genealogists, historians, veterans and their families. It provides access to US military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents of those who served. Content begins with the Revolutionary War and continues to the present.

Visit Fold3:
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