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  • Subject: Spanish-American War, 1898
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    • Battle ready

    • Military organizations; people; buildings; Spanish-American War, 1898
    • A member of Company M poses in full regalia at the corner of North Main and Third in front a men's furnishing store owned by Adolph Dittenhoefer. A crowd of onlookers crowd the sidewalk behind him.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Unloading supplies

    • Military organizations; Spanish-American War, 1898; people; boats
    • Men and material are unloaded on a Cuban beach. In the foreground, large bags are unloaded from a small boat, passed from man to man. In the background, soldiers gather on the end of a dock, apparently having exited from the small boat tied...
    • Peace offering

    • Military organizations; Spanish-American War, 1898; people; Firearms
    • Two groups of soldiers face off over a trench. The men of Company M are to the left. They wear slouch hats and at least one of them carries a rifle. The men on the right side of the trench, possibly Cubans, wear light colored uniforms. One leans...
    • Watch your step

    • Parades; Spanish-American War, 1898; buildings; people
    • A small group of well-dressed elderly men lead a procession down a manure littered, dirt street. Following the men is a uniformed band. The street is probably North Main Street in Mansfield, Ohio and the procession is occurring in April of 1898...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Sound Steamer

    • Ships; Spanish-American War, 1898
    • The photographer's note on the back of this photo indicate that this is a "Sound Steamer" in Long Island Sound. It is not known if this is the trip to...or from Cuba for Company M.
    • Back to Sea

    • Ships; Spanish-American War, 1898; soldiers; military organizations
    • Uniformed men stream down a gangplank onto a ship. The men have bedrolls slung over their shoulders and carry their muskets. They enter the ship through a portal just below the top deck. Directly over them, a lifeboat hangs at the ready.
    • 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.
    • Hanging around the alley

    • Soldiers; military organizations; Spanish-American War, 1898; streets; buildings
    • Three members of Company M pose for the photographer in an alley--possibly Dickson Avenue, in downtown Mansfield either on their way to war or just after triumphantly returning. The soldier in the center sports stripes on his arm and a pot belly...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • San Juan Hill

    • Spanish-American War, 1898
    • Photo of a nondescript hill covered with shrubs and stubby grass. Notation on the back side of the photograph identifies the hill as "San Juan Hill"--site of the battle of San Juan Hill, featuring Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders.
    • 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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