One of many photos from the Kansas Historical Society - Spanish-American War

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One of many photos from the Kansas Historical Society - Spanish-American War

Post  mconrad on Sun 27 Jun 2010, 2:15 pm

Members of the 22nd Kansas Volunteers, with a rather obsolescent looking rifle, air their brogans at Camp Alger, Virginia, sometime in 1898 or '99. I see the shoes, but no sign of the socks.

Various other photos of Sunflower State soldiers from the Civil War to post-WWII can be found at http://www.kansasmemory.org/.

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Re: One of many photos from the Kansas Historical Society - Spanish-American War

Post  ChrisF202 on Sun 27 Jun 2010, 11:51 pm

The Springfield M1873 "Trapdoor" rifle was the standard rifle used by the majority of the state volunteer and National Guard units in the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection. The regular US Army used the M1892 Krag-Jorgensen rifle as did a handful of the volunteers and National Guardsmen. To further complicate logistical issues, the US Navy and Marines used the M1885 Remington-Lee rifle! It wasent until the adoption of the M1903 Springfield rifle that the US military had a single standard issue rifle.

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