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The National Spanish American War Gravesite Recording Project

By Patrick McSherry

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Number of Graves Included in the National Spanish American War Gravesite Recording Project:

As of December 31, 2022: 21,368 Graves Recorded!


The Spanish American War Centennial Website has begun an effort to record the gravesite data and grave locations of Spanish American War Veterans. The data is being compiled by state.

If you care to begin a grave recording project in your area or simply add to one of the pages already being compiled, we would welcome your contribution of information. If you simply want to contribute the data on a single person, and we have no page for your state yet, please submit the data and we'll start a new page. Please send all data recorded to us in the format provided below (Note the use of capital letters for the name and also note that not all of this data is available on each grave stone. Provide only the data available, place it in the proper location in the format below and email it to us).

Please remember that we can only accept information that has been verified in the field. Also, please do not email us genealogical questions. We cannot help you in this regard other than direct you to our page on Researching a Spanish American War veteran.

The format for submitted data:

  Regiment, Company (Birth date - Death date) (Cemetery Name, Town, County, State)

Here's an example:

  4th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Co. L (1877 - 1899) (Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA)

ALSO...please be sure to provide your name in your email, so that we can credit you for your help! If you need help reading a gravestone, please read about how to read a gravestone by clicking here.

The following is the list of states where the Spanish American War gravesite recording efforts are under way:

Alaska ||| Alabama||| Arizona ||| Arkansas |||   California ||| Colorado  ||| Connecticut
Delaware ||| Florida ||| Georgia||| Hawaii ||| Idaho ||| Illinois ||| Indiana ||| Iowa
Kansas ||| Kentucky ||| Louisiana ||| Maine ||| Maryland ||| Massachusetts
||| Minnesota ||| Mississippi ||| Missouri ||| Montana  ||| Nebraska
|||   New Hampshire ||| New Jersey ||| New Mexico ||| New York|
North Carolina
||| North Dakota ||| Ohio ||| Oklahoma ||| Oregon
|||  Rhode Island ||| South Carolina  ||| South Dakota ||| Texas
||| Utah ||| Vermont ||| Virginia ||| Washington DC |||
Washington (State)
||| West Virginia ||| Wisconsin ||| Wyoming

We also now have a page for Spanish American War Veterans who are buried in the following foreign countries or U.S. protectorates:

Buried at Sea ||| Canada ||| Costa Rica ||| Cuba ||| Denmark
England ||| France ||| Guam ||| Ireland ||| Mexico
France ||| Ireland ||| Mexico ||| Missing in Action ||| Panama
Philippine Islands ||| Portugal ||| Puerto Rico ||| Scotland

We also wish to also honor the nurses who served in the war:


Lastly, we also wish to also honor those civilians who died serving those in the military in an official capacity (civilian clergy, service organizations, etc.):

Civilian Who Died Serving the Military

A Volunteer Searches for Veterans' Graves
A volunteer with a keen eye helps us search an Arizona cemetery (photo by David Minton)

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