49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry photo album

49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry photo album

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 49th.
Title: 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry photo album
Dates: 1898-1935
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: ms3844

Biographical/Historical Note

During the Spanish-American War the 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry was mustered into service with 50 officers and 750 enlisted men on June 2, 1898. Most of these servicemen came from the northeastern part of Iowa. The 49th Iowa became part of the Second Division of the Seventh Army Corps. The unit would still be in Jacksonville's Camp Cuba Libre when the finding ended on August 13, 1898, and remain there as late as October of that year. Eventually, the unit became part of the occupation forces in Cuba, leaving Savannah, Georgia on December 19, 1898 aboard the Minnawaska. The unit would remain in Cuba until April 5, 1899. The 49th Iowa was mustered out of service on May 13, 1899. At the time of muster out, the unit consisted of 49 officers and 953 enlisted men. During its term of service, two officers and fifty-two enlisted men died of disease. One enlisted man died as a result of an accident, and two more deserted. Eleven were discharged on disability. --- The Spanish-American War Centennial Website (http://www.spanam.com/49thiowadeparts.htm). Retrieved 2014 February 20.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one photo album of the 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. The photographs depict the unit before their deployment, during their occupation in Havana, Cuba, and some of their travels after the war. In addition the photographs, there are some National Tribune clippings from 1933-1935, which cover several people and events from the Spanish-American War, including General Fitzhugh Lee and his staff and the wreck of the Maine in Havana Harbor.

Index Terms

Photograph albums.
Spanish-American War, 1898.
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 49th.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry photo album, ms 3844, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Photo album