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SONS OF SPANISH AMERICAN VETERANS - Nelson A. Miles Camp No. 610 (Collinsville, IL)
 
 
 
 
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Please Note: The content of this website was researched and contributed by Gene Beals who was president of the Nelson A. Miles Camp No. 610 until his passing in 2013.

I hope this information will be useful to all researchers and descendants of Spanish American War Veterans, and regret that I am not the authority on this subject as Gene was. However, if you have additional information or photos of an ancestor or unit listed on this site and you would like to submit it for inclusion in the Photo Gallery, please feel free to contact me.

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Patricia Davidson-Peters

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Sons of Spanish American War Veterans
  A Brief History of the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans
  Colonel Rice W. Means - Camp No. 1, New York City
  Christmas Greetings from Commander Means -1926
  Members of the Drum & Bugle Corp at Memorial Day Parade - May 30, 1928 (Detroit, MI)
  Approval for formation of camps of the Sons of Spanish - American War Veterans
  Sons of Spanish American War Veterans National Officers, 1945
  SSAW Veterans National Officers & Other Delegates - National Encampment (Milwaukee, WI 1946)
  Illinois Camps of the Sons of Spanish-American War Veterans
  Old Glory Camp No. 33
  Sons of Spanish American War Veterans - Today
Nelson A. Miles Camp No. 610 - Collinsville, Illinois
  Introduction & Founding of Nelson A. Miles Camp No. 610
  Our Camp Roster
  Collinsville Spanish War Veterans
  Belleville News-Democrat "Local Group Marks Anniversary of USS Maine Sinking"
  Collinsville Spanish War Veterans Memorial Dedication - May 21, 2005
  Memorial Service to Honor William M. Barrett - 19 Nov 2005
United Spanish War Veterans, Illinois Department
  United Spanish War Veterans - An Historical Sketch
  An Historical Sketch of the Illinois Department
  William McKinley Camp No. 6
  History of Our Lapel Button & Emblem
  Declaration of a Spanish American War Veteran (Poem of Pride & Honor)
  General Irving Hale, Founder of the United Spanish War Veterans
  Captain David Davis, 1st Commander United Spanish War Veterans Dept. Of Illinois
  Commander Meyer Hurwitz, Camp Founder, Quartermaster & Historian
  Commander John F. O'Flaherty "Fighting Irish"
  Orrin G. Rawson, Last Commander United Spanish War Veterans Dept. Of Illinois
  William M. Barrett, Last Member of the Nelson A. Miles Camp No. 61
  Pvt. Samuel Leroy Mendel, Last Spanish American War Veteran in Illinois
  Nathan E. Cook (1885 - 1992) - Last Member of the United Spanish War Veterans
  Theodore Anderson - Department of Illinois, Junior Vice Commander
  Military Order of the Serpent
  Ritual of Military Order of the Serpent
Annual Encampment of United Spanish War Veterans
  National Encampments - Elected Commander in Chiefs 1904 - 1998
  Commander-in-Chiefs U.SW.V. - Photo Gallery
  Members of the Drum & Bugle Corp - Detroit, MI (1927)
  National Encampment - Havana, Cuba (1928)
  Members of the Drum & Bugle Corp - National Encampment (Havana, Cuba 1928)
  Members of the Drum & Bugle Corp - National Encampment (Denver, CO 1929)
  Members of USWV Dept. of MI Delegation to the National Encampment (Atlantic City, NJ 1939)
  100th National Encampment - Jacksonville Beach, FL (1998)
  United Spanish War Veterans Department of Illinois Annual Encampments 1904 - 1967
  Annual Encampment - Moline, Illinois (1930)
  Annual Encampment, Oak Park Camp No. 80, Morrison Hotel - Chicago, Illinois 1939 & 1941
   
Nelson A. Miles Camp No. 61, U.S.W.V. East St. Louis, Illinois
  An Historical Sketch of the Miles Camp
  Edward H. Prise - Miles Camp Charter Member
  Members in the Fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry
  4th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Football Team
  PHOTOS
Company B | Company C | Company D | Company E | Company F | Company I | Company K
 
  Company M 4th Illinois Welcome
  Spanish War Veterans Escort Roosevelt - East St. Louis Daily Journal, September 27, 1914
  Six Spanish War Veterans Injured - East St. Louis Journal 31 May 1921
  Muster Day Event - Story of the Rebuilt Soldier's Memorial in East St. Louis
  Miles Camp Commander, Meyer Hurwitz, writes articles on experience in East St. Louis Journal

Part 1: Begins June 10, 1928 - "Thirty years ago the United States declared war against Spain."

Part 2: Begins July 15, 1928 - "Tampa Overflows with troops as Transport Docks."

Part 3: Begins September 2, 1928 - "Battle Eve Held Thrill For Troops "

Part 4: Begins October 14, 1928 "Plan to Run from Spanish Army Vetoed"

Final Resting Place of the Nelson A. Miles Camp Members
  Index of Cemeteries
  Members Laid to Rest in Illinois Cemeteries
  Members Laid to Rest in Kansas & Michigan Cemeteries
  Members Laid to Rest in Missouri Cemeteries
  Members Whose Death & Burial Are Unknown - Information Needed
Final Resting Place of N.A. Miles Camp Members - National Cemeteries
  Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines , Pinellas Co., Florida
  Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri
  Little Rock National Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas
  Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island Co.,Illinois
John D. Miley Camp No. 75, U.S.W.V., Belleville, Illinois
  History & Formation of the John D. Miley Camp
  John D. Miley Camp Members - Final Resting Place
  Colonel Casimir Andel, 4th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
  Group Photo of Fourth Illinois - Company D (1896)
  Group Photo of John D. Miley Camp - June 20, 1932
Harry Lemen Camp No. 111, U.S.W.V., Alton, Illinois
  Harry T. Wandling
  1960 & 1962 Wandling Letter to Dept. of Illinois U.S.W.V.
  Walter Cook - Last Camp Member
  1964 Letter of Dept. Adjutant Addressed to Walter G. Cook
Granite City Camp No. 121, U.S.W.V., Granite City, Illinois 
  Sergeant Walter F. Coolidge
  Private George T. Chappee
  Private John W. Madosh
   
United Spanish War Veterans Department of Missouri - St. Louis
  St. Louis, Missouri Camps
  Southwest Missouri's Role in the Spanish-American War by Todd Wilkinson
  Volunteers at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri (1898)
  Admiral Dewey - St. Louis Parade (1900)
  First Annual U.S.W. V. National Encampment - St. Louis, MO (1904)
  National Encampment - St. Louis (1920)
  National Officers - St. Louis, Missouri (1920)
  Elected Officers at St. Louis Encampment (1920)
  Spanish War Memorial - St. Louis, MO (1934)
   
Sons of Spanish American War Veteran (National)
Greater Boston Camp No. 119 SSAWV
Micah J. Jenkins Camp No. 164 SSAWV
Joseph Melvin Leonard Camp No. 168 SSAWV
   
Gallery Photos - Submitted By Our Viewers
   
   
Area - Southwestern Illinois & St. Louis, Missouri
Newsletter - The National Son
 
 
 

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