Pennsylvania Volunteers
in the Spanish-American War

1898-1899

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PA Spanish American War

Army Organization

The Army for the Spanish-American War consisted of regular units and volunteer units.

Regular Army
Regular army units were designated as U.S. units with a regiment number, such as the 1st U.S. Infantry or 6th U.S. Artillery.

There is a card file for Pennsylvania veterans of the regular units.

Volunteer Army
The Volunteer Army was the state militia or National Guard. These units were designated by regiment number and state, such as 1st PA Infantry. PA Volunteer Army



Organization of the Army Infantry

Company
The basic unit is the company commanded by a Captain. Each company has 100 men.

Regiments and Battalions
There are 10 Companies in a Regiment commanded by a Colonel. There are 4-8 Companies in a Battalion commanded by a Major or Lt. Col.

Brigade
There are 3-6 Regiments in a Brigade commanded by a Brigadier General.

Division
There are 2-6 Brigades in a Division commanded by a Major General.

Corps
There 2-4 Divisions in a Corps commanded by a Major General.



Organization of the Army Cavalry

Troop
The basic unit is the troop commanded by a Captain. Each troop has 100 men.

Regiments and Battalions
There are 10 Troops in a Regiment commanded by a Colonel. There are 4-8 Companies in a Battalion commanded by a Major or Lt. Col.



Organization of the Army Artillery

The basic unit is the battery commanded by a Captain. Artillery was subdivided into Heavy Artillery or Light Artillery.





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