Creator

Date Original

circa 1899

Description

This collection consists of a roster of Company A, Second Regiment, Arkansas Volunteer Infantry, of the Spanish American War.

Biographical/Historical Note

On April 25, 1898, the U.S. declared war on Spain after negotiations failed to quell a revolt in Cuba. On the same day, Congress requested two regiments of National Guard troops from Arkansas. There was no well-organized state company, so the state called for volunteers. The volunteers made up the First and Second Regiments of Arkansas Volunteer Infantry. The 2nd Regiment of Arkansas Volunteer Infantry was mustered into service on May 25, 1898, under the command of Colonel Virgil Y. Cook. They were sent to Camp George H. Thomas in Chickamauga, Georgia, to receive training before being sent to Cuba. However, the conflict ended before either they or the First Regiment were sent. The First Regiment was ordered to return to Arkansas in September. However, the 2nd Regiment was chosen to remain in service and sent to Camp Shipp in Anniston, Alabama. They were able to return home in January and officially mustered out February 25, 1899. Although the regiment never saw combat, they lost one officer and twenty-seven infantrymen to disease.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.095.013

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas Volunteer Second Regiment Infantry, Company "A" Spanish American War roster, SMC.095.013

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Volunteer Second Regiment Infantry, Company "A" Spanish American War roster, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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