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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Spanish American War Roster Added to SD Historical Society Website

December 15, 2010 press release from the South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives:

The South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives recently added to its website the roster for the First Regiment, South Dakota Volunteer Infantry in the Spanish American War.

The information dates back to 1898.

The roster includes 1,004 South Dakotans who served with the South Dakota regiment.  The soldiers’ information on the website includes name, rank, hometown and company.  The roster can be accessed via the State Historical Society website at http://history.sd.gov/Archives/ under the “For Genealogists” link, with the heading “Spanish American War Roster.”

To donate items relating to the history of South Dakota, please contact Dan Brosz, curator of collections, at (605) 773-6013, or Matthew Reitzel, manuscript archivist, at (605) 773-3615.

The State Archives is located in the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The office is open Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CST. Contact the archives by email at archref@state.sd.us or by phone at (605) 773-3804.

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