Record of Indiana Volunteers in the Spanish-American War 1898-1899 (Google eBook)

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W.B. Burford, 1900 - Evansville (Ind.) - 368 pages
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Page 8 - First. That war be, and the same is hereby declared to exist, and that war has existed since the twenty-first day of April, Anno Domini eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, including said day, between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain. Second. That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States, and to call into the actual service of the United States, the militia of the several States,...
Page 12 - An act to provide for temporarily increasing the military establishment of the United States in time of war, and for other purposes," approved April 22, 1898, the President is authorized, in order to raise a volunteer army, to issue his proclamation calling for volunteers to serve in the Army of the United States: Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution and the laws, and deeming sufficient occasion to exist, have...
Page 8 - That war be, and the same is hereby, declared to exist, and that war has existed since the twenty-first day of April, anno Domini eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, including said day, between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain.
Page 7 - Joint Resolution for the recognition of the independence of the people of Cuba, demanding that the Government of Spain relinquish its authority and government in the Island of Cuba, and to withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters, and directing the President of the 598 DECLARATION OF WAR [April 25 United States to use the land and naval forces of the United States to carry these resolutions into effect.
Page 7 - States in time of war, and for other purposes," approved April 22, 1898, the President is authorized, in order to raise a volunteer army, to issue his proclamation calling for volunteers to serve in the Army of the United States: Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution and the laws, and deeming sufficient occasion to exist, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, volunteers to the aggregate number...
Page 10 - All absolutely necessary expenses for the subsistence, transportation, sheltering, and generally the maintenance of volunteers during the interval between their enrollment (enlistment) and their muster (or being sworn) into the service of the United States; also all incidental expenses connected therewith, such as the hire of offices, clerks, messengers, etc., for mustering officers, will be met by the Government of the United States from the proper appropriation at the disposal of the several staff...
Page 9 - Militia be used as far as their numbers will permit for the reason that they are armed, equipped and drilled. Please wire as early as possible what equipments, ammunition, arms, blankets, tents, etc., you have and what additional you will require. Please also state when troops will be ready for muster into United States [service]. Details to follow by mail.
Page 12 - Each infantry company shall consist of one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, one quartermaster-sergeant, four sergeants, six corporals, two cooks, two musicians, one artificer, and forty-eight privates, the commissioned officers to be assigned from those hereinbefore authorized...
Page 13 - Iowa, has been directed to confer with your representatives concerning- details affecting comfort, shelter, subsistence of organizations and the order in which they should be mobilized for muster. "To save expense, and for other reasons that will occur to you, it is suggested that preliminary physical examinations be made of men before they are taken from their homes. Blanks mailed to Adjutant-General of State. "You are requested to...
Page 9 - To the 1'eople of Indiana : WHEREAS, In the progress of events, war has been inaugurated between the government of the United States and the government of Spain, and WHEREAS, The President of the United States, in pursuance of an act of Congress...

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