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  • Subject: Spanish-American War, 1898
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    • Company M Leaving

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; people; buildings; railroad cars
    • A massive crowd faces away from the camera and toward a line of railroad cars near Union Station in Mansfield. Company M is leaving for the war with Spain.
    • After the surrender

    • Military organizations; Spanish-American War, 1898
    • Company M stands next to a shallow trench looking toward the left side of the photograph. Several of the men stand on sandbags piled along the forward edge of the trench. The men wear slouch hats and hold their trousers up with suspenders. Some...
    • Cubanos

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; people; hats; baskets
    • Five or six women and a young man pose for the camera during Company M's time in Cuba in 1898. The young man wears a straw hat with the forward brim turned up and pants rolled to his knees. The women wear loose fitting long dresses or skirts and...
    • Spanish Transport

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; ships
    • Writing on the back of this photo identifies the ship in the harbor as a "Spanish Transport." In the distance, behind the ship, a range of mountains forms the horizon.
    • Chow line

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; soldiers; people
    • The men of Company M line-up holding tin plates that will be filled with whatever delightful offering the U.S. Army is serving. Men cluster around the serving table which is backed by a tent.
    • Enjoying a smoke

    • Soldiers; Spanish-American War, 1898; military organizations; people
    • Six soldiers relax in front of an unidentified wooden building. The men are all in uniform, though the uniforms don't necessarily match. Several wear gators on their lower legs and a variety of hat styles are evident. Several of the young men...
    • Welcoming the boys home

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; trains; military organizations; people
    • Thousands of Richland County residents gather at Union Station to welcome Company M home from the Spanish American War.
    • Cuba or Bust

    • Railroads; people; military organizations; Spanish-American War, 1898
    • The men of Company M lean out the windows of their Erie passenger car scanning the large crowd on the platform for family and friends. One man in the crowd doffs his hat as a salute to the men leaving Mansfield to fight the Spanish.
    • Adoring crowds

    • People; buildings; military organizations; Spanish-American War, 1898
    • Hundreds strain against rope barriers hoping to see, or maybe touch their heroes. It's not clear if this is Company M leaving for war...or returning. The photo was taken at Mansfield's Union Station and passenger cars can be seen on the left side...
    • Mounted patrol

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; horses; soldiers
    • A column of mounted men ride toward the camera. The photographer has not identified the men who may be Spanish regulars or Cubans. The men wear light-colored uniforms and broad-brimmed hats.
    • Luxury accommodations

    • Railroads; Spanish-American War, 1898; military organizations
    • Two men, one in a military uniform, stand in the open door of a boxcar. The uniformed man is waving to the photographer, who may be positioned on the roof of a railroad car on a parallel track as the view looks down at the men.
    • Soldier with his gear

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; military organizations; rifles
    • A member of Company M stands battle ready with a bedroll slung over his shoulder, a percussion cap breech loaded Springfield rifle, slouch hat, tall boots, canteen and ammunition belt. A boy in the background in grins for the camera.
    • More Ammunition

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; horses; military organizations
    • A long line of heavily laden horses walk along a rocky path away from the camera. Each animal has three large ammunition boxes tethered to its back. At the head of the line, a mounted man leads the horse train. "More ammunition" is written on...
    • Shipboard

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; soldiers; military organizations; ships
    • Three slouch hat wearing soldiers in wrinkled uniforms pose for the camera on the deck of their troop transport.
    • Colonel Matthias W. Day

    • Military organizations; Spanish-American War, 1898; horses; people; buildings
    • In this fade photograph Col. Matthias W. Day, in full uniform sits astride his horse. An article in the April 10, 1907 Daily Shield is headlined, "Day is a Hero--An Army Officer born in Mansfield wears medal for braver--comes back to Cuba--will go...

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