George J. Smith [RG3861.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3861.AM:  George J. Smith, 1867-1899

Diary:  1898
Michigan and Denton, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Spanish-American War soldier
Size:  One item

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in Michigan in 1867, by 1898 George J. Smith was living in Denton, Nebraska.  On April 28, 1898, he enlisted in the Nebraska National Guard and served with Co. H, 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War.  George J. Smith died of typhoid fever in the Philippines on March 13, 1899.  George J. Smith is buried in North Holman Cemetery at Lebanon, Missouri.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of a diary kept by George J. Smith while serving in the 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War.  Information in the diary appears to date between April and August of 1898.  The entries document camp life, as well as several battles he witnessed.  Also included is a typed transcription of the diary.

INVENTORY

Diary of George J. Smith, 1898
Diary of George J. Smith, 1898 (transcription)

 

Subject headings:

Smith, George J., 1867-1899
Soldiers -- Nebraska
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Personal narratives
United States -- Army -- Nebraska Infantry Regiment, 1st

 

TMM     11-16-2020

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