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  • Source: Mansfield Public Library Collection
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    • Marching to the train

    • People; military organizations
    • A large crowd watches Company M as they march past the Tremont Hotel on their way to the nearby Union Station. The men carry rifles on their right shoulders and have bed rolls slung over the left. Men and women, all hatted, watch the parade of...
    • Patriotic send-off

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; people; buildings; railroad passenger cars
    • Thousands of Mansfield area residents have turned out on this sunny April day in 1898 to bid farewell to their own Company M..on their way to fight the Spanish and avenge the loss of the battleship Maine. In the distance, a man climbs a utility...
    • America's fighting men

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; soldiers; military organizations; firearms; rifles; tents; people
    • Five men pose in front of a tent and behind a pyramid of stacked muskets. Four of the men are in uniform. The man in the middle is not--his ill-fitting breeches held up by suspenders, a wrinkled striped shirt covering his upper torso, a...
    • 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...
    • Leaning on a fence

    • Soldiers; Spanish-American War, 1898; people; buildings
    • Four uniformed soldiers lean against a picket fence. The weather was cool as several wear long overcoats. One man rests his arm on his comrade's shoulder. A two story building on the far side of the fence sports a small tower at one end of the...
    • 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...
    • More trenches

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; military organizations; soldiers; trench warfare
    • A soldier, back turned toward the camera, stands in front of a trench dug through the Cuban countryside. A row of sandbags lies along the front edge of the trench, further bolstering the position.
    • Old Cathedral, Santiago

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; cathedrals; horses; street lights; people
    • Four or five saddled horses are tied up along a wall topped by a hitching rail and ornamental street lamps. Beyond the wall rises the twin-towered Santiago, Cuba Cathedral.
    • Colonel Matthias Day

    • Soldiers; military organizations; Spanish-American War, 1898
    • Colonel Matthias W. Day, commander of Company M during the Spanish-American War, stands on a sidewalk in full uniform.
    • 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.
    • Freshly starched

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; military organizations; soldiers; buildings
    • Company M lines up a sidewalk next to a stone building in an unidentified location. Unlike most of the photos in this collection, the soldiers here are formally dressed.
    • 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.
    • Burial at sea

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; burials at sea; ships; military organizations
    • Men crowd the the deck of a ship as a body tightly wrapped in a light colored material drops toward the ocean. One man, sitting on a structure above the crowd, holds his hat over his heart.
    • Preparing to fire

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; military organizations; artillery (weaponry); people; soldiers
    • Three soldiers stand behind what is most likely a Sims-Dudley 4 Inch Dynamite Gun while another, possibly an officer stands between the photographer and the artillery piece. A fifth man crouches in back of the gun and seems to be working on it. ...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Shade is a valuable commodity

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; soldiers; buildings
    • Two sitting and one standing soldier find a bit of shade under a rough shelter made of four scrawny posts and a roof made of palm fronds or some other vegetation. They share the space with several barrels.
    • Property destroyed by Spaniards

    • Spanish-American War, 1898; buildings; soldiers
    • An shabby enclosed structure sits behind an open pavilion. A trench leads from the bottom center of the photo toward the pavilion. A soldier is partially visible along the extreme left edge of the photo. Written on the back of the photo,...

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