Select Page

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3861.AM:  George J. Smith, 1867-1899



Diary:  1898

Michigan and Denton, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Spanish-American War soldier

Size:  One item



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Michigan in 1867, by 1898 George J. Smith was living in Denton, Nebraska.  On April 28, 1898, he enlisted in the Nebraska National Guard and served with Co. H, 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War.  George J. Smith died of typhoid fever in the Philippines on March 13, 1899.  George J. Smith is buried in North Holman Cemetery at Lebanon, Missouri.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of a diary kept by George J. Smith while serving in the 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War.  Information in the diary appears to date between April and August of 1898.  The entries document camp life, as well as several battles he witnessed.  Also included is a typed transcription of the diary.



INVENTORY



Diary of George J. Smith, 1898

Diary of George J. Smith, 1898 (transcription)



 



Subject headings:



Smith, George J., 1867-1899

Soldiers — Nebraska

Spanish-American War, 1898 — Personal narratives

United States — Army — Nebraska Infantry Regiment, 1st



 



TMM     11-16-2020