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New York State Adjutant General's Office Register of Payments Made to 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:
This series consists of a ledger recording payments made to Spanish-American War veterans of New York National Guard infantry and cavalry units. Each ledger entry lists: regiment and company, soldier's grade, name, dates of service in 1898, number of days served, U.S. pay rate, deduction for pay date of muster (if applicable), refund amount, when claim was filed, when voucher was forwarded, payment information (includes check number and date paid), and remarks (if applicable).
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Quantity:
0.3 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1907-1934
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1907-1919
Series Number:
B0636

Administrative History

In July 1907, the Adjutant General issued Circular No. 11, which declared that the State of New York would reimburse veterans of the Spanish-American War with monies appropriated by the United States government. Veterans of New York National Guard infantry and cavalry units that served during the month of May 1898 were eligible to receive the refund; New Yorkers who served in Regular Army units, conversely, were unable to apply.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a ledger volume that records payments made to Spanish-American War veterans of New York National Guard infantry and cavalry units, specifically the First, Second, Third, Eighth, Ninth, Twelfth, Fourteenth, Twenty-Second, Forty-Seventh, Sixty-Fifth, Sixty-Ninth, and Seventy-First infantry organizations, and Troops A and C of the state's cavalry forces.

The following data is provided by each ledger entry: regiment and company (date of mustering of the unit is often written at top of page), soldier's grade, name, dates of service in 1898, number of days served, U.S. pay rate, deduction for pay date of muster (if applicable), refund amount, when claim was filed, when voucher was forwarded, payment information (includes check number and date paid), and remarks (if applicable).

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Series B0801 Abstracts of muster rolls for National Guard and Naval Militia units mustered into federal service during the Spanish-American War, contains related records.

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