Willard Verner Carter, 1874- [RG4536.AM]


RG4536.AM:  Willard Verner Carter, 1874-

Scrapbook:  ca. 1898-1901

Size:  1 volume


Born at Jackson, Michigan in August of 1874, Willard Verner Carter was working as a locomotive fireman in Omaha, Nebraska at the start of the Spanish-American War. He enlisted on May 13, 1898 and served in the Thurston Rifles, Co. L, First Nebraska Regiment, in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine insurrection. He was wounded on April 25, 1899 and discharged on August 23, 1899.


The scrapbook contains clippings, letters and photographs which pertain to the Spanish-American War. The scrapbook was compiled by Mrs. Louis (Carter) Wakefield.





Carter, Willard Verner, 1874-

Philippines — History — Insurrection, 1896-1898

Spanish-American War, 1898


LW/js   01-12-1965

03-10-2010   Revised TMM

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