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Leaving for the War: 1898

Leaving for the War: 1898

Company D of the 2nd Missouri Volunteer Infantry leaving for the Spanish-American War. Sedalia, Missouri, 1898.

On April 25, 1898 the United States declared war on Spain following the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana harbor on February 15, 1898. The war ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on December 10, 1898. As a result Spain lost its control over the remains of its overseas empire -- Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines Islands, Guam, and other islands. The war had cost the United States $250 million and 3,000 lives, of whom, 90% perished from infectious diseases.

Photo taken by Samuel Peake Hyde, b. Feb 17, 1850, St. Francisville, Clark, Missouri; d. April 28, 1921, Belleville, St. Clair, Illinois., son of Edwin C. Hyde and Elizabeth Hyde. Samuel was a clerk for J. G. Green Company, 1867, and then worked with his father at E.C. Hyde & Co., Storage and Commission, 4 South Commercial Street, Belleville, IL. Sam resided at 37 North Douglas, Belleville, Illinois.

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