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Claims of Spanish-American War volunteers

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
State employees who voluntarily enlisted in the United States service during the Spanish-American War were entitled to pay as public employees from enlistment time until honorable discharge. This series consists of petitions and claims from State employees to the Comptroller's Office for pay due them. Records contain certified statements verifying the claimant's time and state employment, the name of the unit with which the claimant served and may include a statement of amount allowed the claimant.
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Inclusive Dates:
1899
Series Number:
A1255

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of petitions and claims from State employees to the Comptroller's Office for money due them under a law providing that all the employees of the State or of a State Department who enlisted as volunteers in the United States service during the War with Spain, and who did not receive their pay as state employees during their absence from their place of employment, were entitled to pay as public employees from the time of their enlistment until their honorable discharge.

The records contain certified statements verifying the claimant's time and place of employment with the State and in some instances a statement from the Comptroller's Office denoting how much money was to be allowed the claimant. The records also provide the name of the unit with which the claimant served during the Spanish-American War.

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