Category: Spanish-American War

Categories: Wars 1800-1899

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Main Category for the Spanish-American War

Primary combatants were the Kingdom of Spain and the United States of America

The Spanish–American War was a conflict fought between Spain and the United States in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana harbor in Cuba leading to United States intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War. The main issue was Cuban independence; the ten-week war was fought in both the Caribbean and the Pacific. U.S. naval power proved decisive, allowing expeditionary forces to disembark in Cuba against a Spanish garrison already facing nationwide Cuban insurgent attacks and further wasted by yellow fever. Numerically superior Cuban, Philippine, and U.S. forces obtained the surrender of Santiago de Cuba and Manila despite the good performance of some Spanish infantry units and fierce fighting for positions such as San Juan Hill. Casualties and losses: American: (385 killed in action, 2,061 dead from disease) Spanish: 900 killed in action, 15,000 dead from disease


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... ... ... ... served with the unknown during the Spanish-American War.
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prisoner-of-war camp located at Río Descalabrado

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  • John Winpenny Hanson 15 Apr 1884 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - 19 Jul 1960
  • Samuel J Hanson 16 Nov 1861 Manayunk, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - 4 Mar 1936
  • John D'Lantz Heller 2 May 1880 Oregon, Ogle, Illinois, United States - 14 Mar 1955
  • Jacob B. Hoschar 31 Oct 1875 Lewis Magisterial District, Mason, West Virginia, United States - 10 Feb 1920
  • Samuel Wyatt Huff 5 Jul 1872 Twin Groves Township, Jasper, Missouri, United States - 8 Jan 1960
  • William Hollis Hunt 10 Dec 1865 Lyme Township, Huron, Ohio, United States - 18 Jun 1937


  • George Elmore Ide 6 Dec 1845 Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States - 12 Feb 1917


  • Charles Foster King 5 Oct 1879 Florida in Flatrock Township, Henry Co., Ohio, USA - 6 Sep 1957
  • William H Knight 14 Jun 1865 Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States - 2 Mar 1936



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