ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 134
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1898-1899
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists primarily of the correspondence from Arden Ray Chapman, of the First Nebraska Regiment, during the Spanish-American War, to his family in Lincoln, Nebraska. The letters were written from San Francisco, Honolulu, and Manila, detailing camp life, travels, and battles near Manila in which he participated. Several letters were written while aboard the troop carrier Arizona (later the Hancock) describing conditions and activities on the ship. There is also a map of the battleground near Manila showing the position of the Nebraska Regiment against the Philippine insurgents and a letter from W.A. Poynter, governor of Nebraska, informing the family that Chapman had been wounded in battle. Also included are transcriptions of the letters, Chapman's Purple Heart Medal, as well as the Carruth family genealogy.