Finding Aid to the United Spanish War Veterans Papers

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS PAPERS
The collection includes correspondence and other papers relating to the Virginia state
organization and to the local Lynchburg organization, R. E. CRAIGHILL Camp No. 11.
BOX 1

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BOX 2

2-1 Camps in Virginia
2-2 Deaths
2-3 Department of Virginia - General Orders (1942-1952)
2-4 Department of Virginia - Women's Auxiliary
2-5 Department of Virginia - Programs (1930-1949)
2-6 Department of Virginia – Miscellaneous correspondence
2-7 Department of Virginia - Special orders
2-8 Fourth Virginia Regiment - Roster
2-9 The Hiker
2-10 LEAVITT, Halsey B.
2-11 LEE, Fitzhugh - Biography
2-12 LEE, Fitzhugh - Monument
2-13 Maine Day, 1948
2-14 Miscellaneous correspondence, photographs

BOX 3

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Craighill Camp No. 11 - Membership, Officers
Craighill Camp No. 11 - Minutes
Craighill Camp No. 11 - Correspondence, History, Program
Craighill Camp No. 11 - Miscellaneous
Encampment (1942, Lynchburg) - Register
HAWKINS, Eldridge E. - Pension
Pensions, Miscellaneous
WINGFIELD, L. E. - President, USWV

Patriotic instructor
Programs, Miscellaneous
Seventh Army Corps - History, Veterans Association
Seventh Army Corps - Membership rosters
Seventh Army Corps - Minutes
Seventh Army Corps, Veterans Association - Correspondence, Forms
Seventh Army Corps, Veterans Association - Women's Auxiliary
United Spanish War Veterans, National - General Orders (19431952)
3-9 United Spanish War Veterans, National - Miscellaneous
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UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS PAPERS
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BOX 4
Proceedings of the Stated Convention of the...Encampment United
Spanish War Veterans - 43rd (1941), 47th-50th (1945-1948), 52nd (1950)
Miscellaneous correspondence and samples of buttons, name tags,
stickers, etc., to be used at conventions
Gavels (3)

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501
ROBERT E. CRAIGHILL CAMP, NO. 11
DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA
UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS
The Robert E. CRAIGHILL Camp, No. 11, United Spanish War Veterans (USWV),
was chartered on 28 May 1927 at Lynchburg, Virginia. Membership was open to
veterans from all branches of service, who fought in the War with Spain (SpanishAmerican War) and who had received an honorable discharge from the service.
The local camp assumed the responsibility of the welfare of its members, "assisting in
obtaining pensions, hospitalization, burial [expenses] and in any other way they can be of
service."
In 1936, and again in 1942, the R. E. CRAIGHILL Camp, No. 11, was host to the
annual encampment for Virginia. Both encampments were financed entirely by the
members of the local camp. In 1940, a memorial to the soldiers, sailors, and marines who
fought in the War with Spain was placed on Monument Terrace, in Lynchburg.
In 1940, L. E. WINGFIELD of the CRAIGHILL Camp was instrumental in the
organization of the Seventh Army Corps Veterans Association. During the annual
encampment in 1940, in Staunton, Virginia, he presented the idea of a veterans
association and was elected President of the Association. The Association eventually
became a national organization with members in more than twenty states.
The last minutes recorded for R. E. CRAIGHILL Camp, No. 11, were on 8 May 1952.
Nothing further is known of the Camp at present.
[United Spanish War Veterans Papers, Mss., MS1370, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA.]

MS1370

Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid to the United Spanish War Veterans Papers

Subject

finding aids
United Spanish War Veterans, R.E. Craighill Camp No. 11

Description

Finding aid to the United Spanish War Veterans Papers held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The papers include correspondence and other papers for the Virginia state organization and the Lynchburg organization (R.E. Craighill Camp No. 11).

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

MS1370FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding Aid to the United Spanish War Veterans Papers,” Digital Collections, accessed July 24, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/429.