Spanish-American war camp scene - Tampa, Florida

27310
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC03722
Spanish-American war

Wash day at camp during the Spanish-American war - Tampa, Florida

27326
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC03740
the Spanish-American war - Tampa

Kitchen scene in army camp during the Spanish-American war - Tampa, Florida

27327
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC03741
Spanish-American War

Pack mule "Apache" at camp during the Spanish-American war - Tampa, Florida

29732
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC06494
Spanish-American War

Dinner served to soldiers at camp during the Spanish-American war

29734
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC06496
the Spanish-American war

Transports in Tampa Bay during the Spanish-American war

29737
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC06500
Spanish-American War

Soldiers at the Signal Corps camp during the Spanish-American war - Jacksonville, Florida

29740
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC06503
Spanish-American War

Signal Corps camp during the Spanish-American war - Jacksonville, Florida

29885
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC06657
the Spanish-American war

Red Cross ambulance in Tampa during the Spanish-American war

30246
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC07098
Spanish-American War

Camp barber at work during the Spanish-American war

35897
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC13589
Spanish-American War

Children having their own parade during the Spanish-American war - Jacksonville, Florida

39080
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC17817
the Spanish-American war

Company B of the 21st Infantry on a dusty march during the Spanish-American war

41281
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC20113
the Spanish-American war

Troop K of the 9th United States Calvary on Company Street during the Spanish-American war

41282
Date
ca 1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC20114
the Spanish-American war

Spanish-American war camp Ross and Central - Tampa, Florida

41285
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC20117
Spanish-American war

Loaded transports moving into Tampa Bay during the Spanish-American war

41286
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC20118
Spanish-American War

Transport fleet leaving Tampa during the Spanish-American war

41287
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC20119
Spanish-American War

Man giving speech to the troops - Tampa, Florida

151530
Date
1898?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N043493
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War soldiers standing in formation.

166026
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
Pr24501
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War soldiers assembled for a group portrait.

259496
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
DG01334
Spanish-American War

9th Infantry breaking camp to embark for the Spanish-American war

41279
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC20111
for the Spanish-American war

Cannons being loaded on transport preparing to sail to Cuba for the Spanish-American war - Tampa, Florida

26198
Date
ca 1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
RC02410
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War barracks in Tampa.

323552
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR79071
Spanish-American War

Officers of the Spanish-American War encamped in Tampa.

323554
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR79069
Spanish-American War

Letters Concerning Spanish Spies in Florida During the Spanish-American War, 1898

246042
Date
1898-04-29
Collection
Significant Documents
Description
In the 1890s, United States support for Cuban revolutionaries fighting for independence from Spain led to a deteriorating relationship between the two powers. Cuban revolutionaries such as Jose Marti frequently visited Florida in search of economic and political support, and so-called Yellow Journalism fanned the flames of anti-Spanish feeling in the U.S. Early in 1898, President William McKinley sent the battleship Maine to Havana to protect American interests. On February 15 the ship exploded. Though it is now believed that the deadly blast that sank the ship was accidental, at the time most Americans blamed the Spanish. ||Remember the Maine! To Hell With Spain!|| was the cry of many, as war fever spread. In April, after some hesitancy, McKinley asked congress for a declaration of war. Upon the outbreak of the war, Florida became the scene of intense military activity. Training camps were established in various locations, and Tampa was selected as the main port of embarkation for an American expeditionary force headed for Cuba. Despite mass confusion, U.S. forces would successfully land in Cuba and force the surrender of the Spanish garrison after a brief campaign. The war lasted only until August, when the two belligerents signed an armistice. A final treaty was signed in December 1898. William D. Bloxham was Florida governor during the war. He dealt with issues such as the organization of a Florida regiment to serve in Federal service, the logistical nightmare of supplying so many troops in what was still essentially a frontier state, and the resulting social problems caused by such a large influx of military personnel. The close proximity of Florida to Cuba led some individuals to be concerned about possible attacks, or acts of sabotage or espionage. The following letter, in which a detective asked for a job hunting Spanish spies in Florida, along with Bloxham's brief, yet polite reply, is an example of the many issues with which the governor had to contend.
Type
text
Spanish-American War

U.S. Marine hospital - Key West, Florida

5066
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR06063
and Spanish American wars.

U.S.S. Poe towing targets in Pensacola Bay - Florida

146090
Date
191-
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
N036797
in the Spanish American War. (neg

Portrait of Koreshan Harry Boomer.

256328
Date
18--?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
KOR0601
War.

Soldiers, eager for battle with the Spaniards, going aboard the transports at Port Tampa, Florida.

298717
Date
1898
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
DG02006
Spanish-American War

Spanish garrison reenactors standing next to the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine.

296397
Date
1975
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
K023792
of the American Revolution war

Spanish garrison reenactors at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine.

296432
Date
Not before 1969
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
K023926
of the American Revolution war

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