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Spanish – American War

The Spanish-American War (1898) was a conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America.

The war originated in the Cuban struggle for independence from Spain. Spain’s brutally repressive measures to halt the rebellion were graphically portrayed for the U.S. public by several sensational newspapers, and American sympathy for the rebels rose. The growing popular demand for U.S. intervention became an insistent chorus after the unexplained sinking in Havana harbor of the battleship USS Maine on February 15, 1898, which had been sent to protect U.S. citizens and property after anti-Spanish rioting in Havana.

Spain declared war on the United States on April 24, followed by a U.S. declaration of war on the 25th, which was made retroactive to April 21. By the Treaty of Paris (signed December 10, 1898), Spain renounced all claim to Cuba, ceded Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States, and transferred sovereignty over the Philippines to the United States for $20,000,000.

Source: History.com

Daniel’s Spanish-American War Ancestors





Edward L. Dillard
(1836 - ?)



     Edward enlisted in Company “M,” 2nd Arkansas Infantry in 1898 as a Corporal. He was promoted to Sergeant before his discharge, later the same year.
     He also served in the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

Great Great



John Craig Webb
(1877 - 1940)


John Craig Webb (1877)

     John’s death certificate lists him as a veteran of the Spanish-American War. No other record can be found of his service.



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