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Andrew E. Waterman—Spanish American War—Scrapbook

 Unprocessed — Box: 05052 A
Identifier: H2018-043

Content Description

The collection consists of several scrapbook pages with news clippings concerning South Dakota’s involvement in the Spanish American War of 1898. Andrew E. Waterman was a private who served in Company H of the First South Dakota Volunteer Infantry. Andrew was born March 20, 1876 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada to Nathan and Augusta (Mack) Whitman. The family immigrated to the United States in 1883 and settled in Dakota Territory. Andrew enlisted in the South Dakota National Guard February 20, 1897. The unit, during the Spanish American War, would become part of the First South Dakota Volunteer Infantry where he served with Company H, organized around Watertown (S.D.). He married Dora Loone on January 3, 1903 at Orient (S.D.). Andrew worked for a number of newspapers throughout the state. Andrew and Dora established the Ree Heights Review in 1911 and published the newspaper until December 1920. The collection also includes two photographs. One of the men of Company H while at San Francisco taken by the Hodson Photo Studio and a second image of men with the Company H mascot which was a goat. A copy of the Ree Heights Review newspaper from the Ree Heights (S.D.) centennial in 1981 was added to the Ree Heights vertical file. The collection is an accretion to H97-044, a handwritten autobiography of Mr. Waterman.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • Event: ca. 1890s-1950s

Creator

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet