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Title
Letters of a volunteer in the Spanish-American war
Summary
This book is a collection of letters written home by George King, an American soldier who served in the Puerto Rican campaign during the Spanish-American War. At the outbreak of the War, King volunteered in the Sixth Regiment of Infantry formed in Concord, Massachusetts. He rose quickly to the rank of sergeant. King describes in some detail the life of a soldier during the war, including the kind and extent of training received, and the lean diet and physical hardships of campaigning in Puerto Rico. King's letters are interspersed with notes and explanatory commentary that puts his letters in perspective. Some of his letters and commentaries describe the interrelationships between American soldiers and the inhabitants of Puerto Rico during the War. He pointed out, for example, that the Americans hired native Puerto Ricans, who rendered the army efficient and valuable service as mounted scouts.
Contributor Names
King, George G. (George Glenn)
Created / Published
Chicago, Hawkins & Loomis, 1929.
Subject Headings
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Personal narratives
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
3 p.l., [5]-133 p. 23 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
E729 .K54
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbpr.12858
Library of Congress Control Number
30012858
Online Format
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Description
This book is a collection of letters written home by George King, an American soldier who served in the Puerto Rican campaign during the Spanish-American War. At the outbreak of the War, King volunteered in the Sixth Regiment of Infantry formed in Concord, Massachusetts. He rose quickly to the rank of sergeant. King describes in some detail the life of a soldier during the war, including the kind and extent of training received, and the lean diet and physical hardships of campaigning in Puerto Rico. King's letters are interspersed with notes and explanatory commentary that puts his letters in perspective. Some of his letters and commentaries describe the interrelationships between American soldiers and the inhabitants of Puerto Rico during the War. He pointed out, for example, that the Americans hired native Puerto Ricans, who rendered the army efficient and valuable service as mounted scouts.
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Chicago citation style:

King, George G. Letters of a volunteer in the Spanish-American war. Chicago, Hawkins & Loomis, 1929. Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/30012858/. (Accessed June 22, 2017.)

APA citation style:

King, G. G. (1929) Letters of a volunteer in the Spanish-American war. Chicago, Hawkins & Loomis. [Online Text] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/30012858/.

MLA citation style:

King, George G. Letters of a volunteer in the Spanish-American war. Chicago, Hawkins & Loomis, 1929. Online Text. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/30012858/>.