25. The Spanish American War



The Spanish American War was America's first foreign war, fought between the United States and the Spanish Empire between April and August of 1898 as a result of American intervention in the ongoing Cuban War of Independence. The conflict was also America's first "Two Ocean War" fought in the Caribbean and the Pacific. This Grouping includes flags and ephemera from the United States her allies and adversaries.

This Grouping initiates with an exceptionally rare 1st Washington Volunteer Infantry Color. The U.S. attempted to mobilize both the regular army and the volunteers units of the various states, but the short duration of the War precluded any large scale mobilization. Because of the relatively small number of regiments deployed, unit colors in private hands are almost unknown.

While the most celebrated land battle of the conflict was the heroic charge of the Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill; equally heroic was the attack of the African-American troopers of Company E of the 10th United States Cavalry, one week prior, at the Battle of Las Guasimas where they advanced under a withering Spanish fire. Presented here is their guidon which is also depicted in the painting "Day of Honor" which commemorates the heroism of Private Augustus Walley at that battle.

Seemingly out of place is an extremely rare flag from the Republic of Hawaii (1894-1898) which was annexed by the United States, as a result of the Spanish-American War. Also included in this Grouping are a several naval flags, one raised in commemoration on Admiral Dewey's flagship, the USS Olympia, as well selection of naval flags from the torpedo boat USS Winslow, at the Battle of Cardenas Bay, an action for which the only naval Medals of Honor were awarded during the conflict.

The Grouping concludes with Spanish and Cuban flags, flag color guard accoutrements and ephemera.

Spanish American War Grouping

 



38 RESULTS
Item Ref Item Name Sub-Collection
U.S. 13 Star - 1st Washington Volunteer Infantry. ZFC2506 U.S. 13 Star - 1st Washington Volunteer Infantry. Crow Art Partnership Collection
10th U.S. Cavalry Troop E ZFC9026 10th U.S. Cavalry Troop E "Buffalo Soldiers" The Aldon & Lea Cavalry Guidon Sub-Collection
ZFC3765 "A Day of Honor" Artist: Don Stivers Flag Related Printed Materials
Republic of Hawaii 1894-1898. ZFC3107 Republic of Hawaii 1894-1898. Chicago Historical Society
U.S. 45 Star Naval Flag from U.S.S. Olympia. ZFC0299 U.S. 45 Star Naval Flag from U.S.S. Olympia. U.S. Naval
United States // 45 Stars  / Spanish-American War ZFC0275 United States // 45 Stars / Spanish-American War U.S. Army Ranger museum
United States // 45 stars ZFC1411 United States // 45 stars U.S. 45 Star Flags
United States // 45 Star // Parade Flag ZFC0528 United States // 45 Star // Parade Flag U.S. 45 Star Flags
United States // 45 stars ZFC1419 United States // 45 stars U.S. 45 Star Flags
United States // 45 Star Flag / 8-7-8-7-8-7 ZFC3108 United States // 45 Star Flag / 8-7-8-7-8-7 U.S. 45 Star Flags
United States/45 Stars/Utah ZFC0598 United States/45 Stars/Utah Judge John T. Ball courtroom & chambers flag collection
United States // 45 Star Flag / 8-7-8-7-8-7 ZFC1012 United States // 45 Star Flag / 8-7-8-7-8-7 U.S. 45 Star Flags
United States // 45 stars / 8-7-8-7-7-8 ZFC1180 United States // 45 stars / 8-7-8-7-7-8 U.S. 45 Star Flags
United States // 45 Star / 7-8-7-8-7-8 ZFC2207 United States // 45 Star / 7-8-7-8-7-8 U.S. 45 Star Flags
United States // 45 Star Flag / 8-7-8-7-8-7 ZFC3068 United States // 45 Star Flag / 8-7-8-7-8-7 U.S. 45 Star Flags
U.S. 45-Star, Naval Jack. ZFC3366 U.S. 45-Star, Naval Jack. U.S. 45 Star Flags
International Signal Code ZFC3390 International Signal Code "N" flag -USS Winslow U.S. Naval
U.S. Navy, ZFC3394 U.S. Navy, "O" Oscar Call Pennant,1898. U.S. Naval
U.S. Navy, ZFC3393 U.S. Navy, "T" "Tecumseh" Pennant, USS Winslow. U.S. Naval
U.S. Navy, Signal Code Flag, 1892. ZFC3392 U.S. Navy, Signal Code Flag, 1892. U.S. Naval
U.S. Navy, Signal Code #4, 1892, USS Winslow. ZFC3391 U.S. Navy, Signal Code #4, 1892, USS Winslow. U.S. Naval
Cuban National Flag 1898. ZFC1516 Cuban National Flag 1898. Central America
Cuba  4th Btn, 2nd Co, Havana Volunteers. ZFC3122 Cuba 4th Btn, 2nd Co, Havana Volunteers. Military / Other Countries
Spain Civil Flag, Captured Spanish-American War. ZFC0221 Spain Civil Flag, Captured Spanish-American War. de Young Museum
Spanish Civil Flag - Manila, Philippines. ZFC0203 Spanish Civil Flag - Manila, Philippines. de Young Museum
Spain La Bandera de Mochila, Spanish American War. ZFC0217 Spain La Bandera de Mochila, Spanish American War. de Young Museum
Spain La Bandera de Mochila, Spanish American War. ZFC0218 Spain La Bandera de Mochila, Spanish American War. de Young Museum
Spain, Flag of the Backpack, 1898. ZFC3153 Spain, Flag of the Backpack, 1898. Europe
Spain - National Flag Variant, 1898. ZFC0223 Spain - National Flag Variant, 1898. de Young Museum
Spain // Invitation / Blessing of Rgt Color ZFC3201 Spain // Invitation / Blessing of Rgt Color Flag Related Printed Materials
Spain Guidon Variant, Spanish American War. ZFC0205 Spain Guidon Variant, Spanish American War. de Young Museum
US // Spanish war vetrans / Lawton Post  ZFC3218 US // Spanish war vetrans / Lawton Post U.S. Veterans
US Navy 16 Star Flag Pin - Remember the Maine ZFC3371 US Navy 16 Star Flag Pin - Remember the Maine Flag related Pins & Jewelry
U.S. Print, Gatlings to the Assaults. ZFC0285 U.S. Print, Gatlings to the Assaults. Maps & Prints
Spanish American War Vetrans / Grave Marker ZFC3463 Spanish American War Vetrans / Grave Marker Flag related items
US / Spanish War Veterans / Roster ZFC1947 US / Spanish War Veterans / Roster Flag Related Printed Materials
US // Photo of US Soldiers with US Flag / 1898 ZFC3125 US // Photo of US Soldiers with US Flag / 1898 PHOTOS
Peace Medal // Spanish-American War / Philadelphia ZFC1898 Peace Medal // Spanish-American War / Philadelphia Flag related Pins & Jewelry

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