Finding Aid for the William D. Mitchell Spanish-American War correspondence 2021.130.w.r
Frank J. López-Huerta
Center for American War Letters Archives
Orange, CA 92866
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: William D. Mitchell Spanish-American War correspondence
source: Maloney, Linda S.
Creator: Mitchell, William D., Second Sergeant
Identifier/Call Number: 2021.130.w.r
Physical Description: .02 Linear feet (2 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1898 May 5 - 1906 December 23
Date (bulk): 1898 May 5 - August 25
Abstract: This collection contains 10 letters written by 2nd Sgt. William D. Mitchell, USA to his sister, Mary Mitchell during the Spanish-American War. Also included are ephemera, newspaper clippings, and other documents.
Language of Material: English .
Container: Spanish American War 1
This collection is open for research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Linda S. Maloney, part of Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll. Orphan collection.
This collection is arranged by material type and chronology.
Second Sergeant William D. Mitchell, United States Army [unknown date of birth] served with Company F of the 22nd Kansas Volunteers, Second Division during the Spanish-American War.
[Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], William D. Mitchell Spanish-American War correspondence (2021.130.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.
This collection contains 10 letters written by 2nd Sgt. William D. Mitchell, USA to his sister, Mary Mitchell during the Spanish-American War. This collection also contains approximately four newspaper clippings, five ephemera, one typewritten document, and one handwritten document.
The first four letters in this collection were written during the month of May, 1898 from Camp Leedy, Topeka, KS. By June 12, 1898 Mitchell wrote from Camp Alger, VA to update his sister about his recent activities and shared rumors that his brigade might go to Long Island. Mitchell wrote the last letter in this collection on August 25, 1898 in which he updated Mary about his division's relocation from Camp Algers, VA to Camp Meade, PA.
There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Spanish-American War, 1898
Maloney, Linda S.