Spanish-American War Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Spanish-American War Collection, 1698 WFCHS

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains the charter of the Colonel James C. Baker Camp, United Spanish War Veterans as well as autographs cards famous veterans, and news articles on local veterans.
( 1 box) Last updated 03/12.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The United Spanish War Veterans was organized in 1904 from three smaller veterans groups. The organization consisted of veterans from Spanish-American War (1898-9), Philippine-American War (1899-1902), and the Chinese Relief Expedition (1900-1). It existed until 1992 when the last veteran, Nathan C. Cook passed away. Colonel James C. Baker (1851-1917), for whom the Winchester, VA camp is named, was the commander of the Second Virginia Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War. He was a Shenandoah County lawyer who also practiced in Winchester and Frederick County. The camp, which was organized on January 11, 1935, had members from Winchester, Frederick County, and Clarke County.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: The Winchester Evening Star, November 27, 1934, pg. 2

CITE AS: Spanish-American War Collection # 1698, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

BOX 1

Autograph Cards with biographical information
Autographs ? Corbin, Henry Clark, Evans, Robley Dungliston, Funston, Frederick, Liscum, Emerson, H., Noyes, Charles R., Shafter, William R.
Biographical Information: Corbin, Henry Clark, 2 pages, printed
Evans, Robley Dungliston, 9 leaves, printed
Funston, Frederick, 5 leaves, printed
Liscum, Emerson R., 5 leaves, printed
9th U.S. Infantry Regiment, 8 leaves, printed
Noyes, Charles R., 2 leaves, printed
Shafter, William Rufus, 3 leaves, printed

News Articles ? Local Veterans

MAPCASE 1, DRAWER 2

Charter of the James C. Baker Camp, United Spanish War Veterans, January 11, 1935, 1 item, printed