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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1021.AM:  Edward W. Galbraith, 1858-1942



Papers:  1894-1911, 1938, 1942

Gordon, Sheridan County, Nebraska:  Spanish-American War soldier

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Kansas in 1858, Edward Galbraith joined the U.S. Army and served with the 5th, 6th, and 8th Regiments of the U.S. Calvary. During this time period, 1894-1911, he was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Camp Eldridge, Philippines; Fort Keogh, Montana; Arecibo, Puerto Rico; and Fort Robinson, Nebraska.  Galbraith also served as the U.S. Postmaster at Fort Robinson.  Edward W. Galbraith died on November 1, 1942.  He is buried in the Gordon Cemetery at Gordon, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of the military service records of Edward W. Galbraith of Gordon, Nebraska. The various certificates and papers give a physical description of Galbraith, his rank, his pay, and an assessment of his military skills. Also included are a 1938 letter from the U.S. War Department stating that he was not eligible for the Puerto Rican occupation medal, and his 1942 death certificate.



 



Subject headings:



Galbraith, Edward W., 1858-1942

Military personnel — Nebraska

Military service

Spanish-American War, 1898

United States Army. Cavalry. 5th Regiment

United States Army. Cavalry. 6th Regiment

United States Army. Cavalry. 8th Regiment



 



Revised TMM         05-07-2008