Format Film, Video
Dates 1900
Location Philippines
Language English
Subjects African American Soldiers
African American Troops
Burt, Andrew
Grant, Frederick Dent
Infantry Regiment, 25th
Participation, African American
Philippine American War
United States
25th Infantry /
Other Title
Twenty-fifth Infantry
Twenty-fifth Inf. returning from Mt. Ariat
25th Infantry returning from Mt. Arayat
Back from battle
Back from the battle
25th Infantry returning from Mt. Ariat, 1898.
twenty-fifth infantry
twenty-fifth inf. returning from mt. ariat
25th infantry returning from mt. arayat
back from battle
back from the battle
25th infantry returning from mt. ariat, 1898.
From the Biograph picture catalogue: Gen. Frederick D. Grant and Gen. A.S. Burt [commander of the 25th Infantry Regiment] returning from Mt. Ariat [sic], at the head of the famous 25th Infantry, colored.
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1900].
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Army.--Infantry Regiment, 25th
-  Grant, Frederick Dent,--1850-1912
-  Burt, Andrew,--1839-1915
-  Philippines--History--Philippine American War, 1899-1902--Participation, African American
-  United States.--Army--African American troops
-  African American soldiers--Philippines
-  United States.--Army--Officers
-  H17963 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 21May1902; H17963.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Camera, Raymond Ackerman.
-  Duration: 0:51 at 16 fps.
-  MAVIS 1385731; 25th Infantry.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0799) was changed when the paper prints were rehoused.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. See reference librarian.
-  Filmed March 23, 1900, in the Philippine Islands, following the 25th Infantry's participation at the battle of Mt. Arayat in January 1900.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 180; Biograph Co. prod. records; Biograph bulletins 1896-1908, p. 66; Johnson, Edward A. History of Negro soldiers in the Spanish-American War, p. 20-32; Nankivell, John H. History of the Twenty-fifth Regiment, United States Infantry, 1869-1926, c1927, p. 70-84; Werstein, Irving. 1898: the Spanish-American War, 1966, p. 79, 93.
-  Early motion pictures : the paper print collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.
-  From preliminary cataloging record: Paper: titles added during restoration. Film copied from paper by Niver: 12/27/62.
-  Materials listed originate from the print (in Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection) chosen as best copy for digitization.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print (copy 2)
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 51 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 51 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print (copy 2)
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 51 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print (copy 3)
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 1 min., ca. 51 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. viewing print (copy 4)
1 roll (ca. 51 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
1 roll (ca. 51 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos (copy 2)
Call Number
FLA 3813 (viewing print)
FAB 1214 (viewing print, copy 2)
FEA 7323 (viewing print)
FEA 9497 (viewing print, copy 2)
FEA 9498 (viewing print, copy 3)
FEA 9499 (viewing print, copy 4)
Box 0842A (paper pos)
Box 5193A (paper pos, copy 2)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
sawmp 0799
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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