Pennsylvania Volunteers
in the Spanish-American War


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Pennsylvania Soldiers in the Spanish American War

Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Engineers & Nurses

Rosters, Histories, Biographies, Letters, & Diaries to help Find your Ancestors.

Regimental Rosters

Regimental Rosters and Histories
Spanish-American War rosters of Pennsylvania soldiers. These rosters contain thousands of names of men who lived in Pa in 1898-1899.   1st   2nd   3rd   4th   More  ...

Explanation of abbreviations used in the Spanish American War roster lists.

Card Files
These digital images of 3 x 5 card at the PA archives show veterans who participated in the Spanish-American War.

Spanish-American War History
A short overview of the war including campaigns and battles.

Military Organization
Understanding the Army designations

Rosters from other states
Searchable portal to all state rosters on line.

Biographies, Diaries, & Letters Home

War Diary
War diary of John Asendorf of the 10th PA, the only Pennsylvania regiment to go to the Philippines.

Soldiers' Letters Home
Letters written home by PA soldiers who fought in the Spanish-American War.

Soldier and Nurse Biographies
Stories of Spanish American War nurses from Philadelphia and biographies of Spanish-American War soldiers of Pennsylvania.

Tale of a Typewriter
Court-Martial of a PA soldier during the Spanish American War.

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Recipients
Pennsylvania Spanish-American War Medal of Honor Recipients

Identify the Mystery Soldier

Photograph of two PA Soldiers
Can you identify one of the soldiers in this photo? Help us solve the mystery.

Help Locating Ancestors

Spanish American War Ancestors
Learn how to locate your Pennsylvania Spanish American War ancestor with a guide to ordering service and earn how to order Spanish-American War pension files.n records from NARA.

Order Pension Records
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