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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3545.AM:  Warren McLaughlin



Papers:  1898-1906

Beatrice, Gage County, Neb.:  Spanish-American War veteran

Size:  0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Warren McLaughlin served as 1st Lt. in the Quartermasters Corps of the 1st Nebraska Infantry. He entered the service with Company C from Beatrice, Nebraska. As an officer, McLaughlin was closely associated with Col. John M. Stotsenberg, Commander of the 1st Nebraska during much of its service in the Philippines.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one box of manuscript material arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence, 1898-1906; 2) Maps; and 3) Miscellaneous. The collection relates to Lt. Warren McLaughlin’s military service with the 1st Nebraska Regiment in the Philippines, 1898-1899. The bulk of this collection consists of letters written by Warren McLaughlin to his parents. The letters provide a description of battles of the 1st Nebraska Regiment, life in the Philippines, and McLaughlin’s reflections on Col. John Stotsenberg, Commander of the regiment, who was killed at the battle of Quenqua in April of 1899. Also included are two hand-drawn maps and Christmas dinner menus regarding McLaughlin’s experiences in military service.



Note:  The manuscript section contains numerous collections relating to the Spanish-American War. See also the NSHS Library Catalog and the Nebraska History index for additional published materials regarding the Spanish-American War.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Correspondence, 1898-1906



Box 1

Folder




  1. 1898-1906



Series 2 – Maps




  1. Maps, hand drawn by W. McLaughlin



Series 3 – Miscellaneous




  1. Dinner menu of officer’s mess, 1st Nebraska Regiment

    Nebraska Minstrels Filipino Theater program, etc.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



McLaughlin, Warren

Nebraska Infantry. 1st Regiment, 1898-1899

Spanish-American War, 1898 — Personal narratives

Stotsenberg, John Miller, 1858-1899



 



DDS/jh   08-04-1970

Encoded TMM   09-28-2010