Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Wisconsin in the Spanish-American War

Researching a Spanish-American War Veteran

The Library of Congress - Spanish-American War


Read More About It

"The Battle Flags and Wisconsin Troops in the Civil War and War with Spain" by J. Stanley Dietz

"The story of the Sinking of the Battleship Maine" by Zachary Kent

"The Spanish-American War" by Mary Collins


Vocabulary:

mobilize


Interesting Fact:

The 34-piece sterling silver set commissioned by the Wisconsin Legislature in 1899 for the original USS Wisconsin battleship was made partly from melted bronze from Spanish ships seized near Cuba during the Spanish-American War.


Study Questions:

  • How long was the Spanish-American War?
  • Where did the fighting take place during the Spanish-American War?
  • Who was the Wisconsin governor in 1898?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Wisconsin's involvement in the Spanish-American War:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on April 27:

    1805: The U.S. Marines battle on the shores of Tripoli.
    1937: The first Social Security checks are distributed.



  • April 27

    April 27, 1898: Wisconsin was ordered to mobilize for the Spanish-American War. Wisconsin sent 5,469 men to the war. One hundred thirty-four of them died during the war.


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