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Illinois Spanish American War Veterans

Compiled by Fred Delap in cooperation with the Illinois State Archives

Entering Search Criteria

Enter text in any field to restrict the search to only those records which CONTAIN your text in that field. Searches are not case sensitive: you may use any combination of upper and lower case letters. The following types of searches may be conducted:

  • To locate a soldier, enter the name in the format: last name comma space first name space middle initial (for example, Smith, John D). The first name and middle initial may be omitted to accomplish a surname search.
  • To locate all soldiers in a particular unit, select the unit designation from the drop-down menu in the "Unit" field.
  • To locate all soldiers in a particular company, select the company's letter from the drop-down menu in the "Company" field and the unit designation from the drop-down menu in the "Unit" field. For example, to return a list of soldiers in Company A of the 10th Illinois Infantry, select A in the "Company" field and 10th Illinois Infantry in the "Company" field.
  • To search for all soldiers whose residence is given as a county, township or city, enter the name of the county, township or city in the "Residence" field.