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Camp Cuba Libre records

Identifier: MS-1979-01

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Scope and Contents

Reports, ledgers and correspondence.

The collection consists of daily morning field reports (July-October 1898), payroll ledgers (June-July 1898), and correspondence (1898-1899). The bulk of the collection dates 1898-1899; there is one item dated 1932. Although the collection consists of only a small body of material, there is a significant amount of information regarding various aspects of camp life and daily activities.


  • Created: 1898-1932
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1898-1899
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1979


Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical or Historical Information

Camp Cuba Libre was established in Jacksonville, Florida in June 1898 at the beginning of the Spanish American War as the assembly point for the troops of General Fitzhugh Lee’s 7th Corps. At its peak, the camp housed 29,000 volunteer soldiers from throughout the nation. Due to the brevity of the war, the 7th Corps never reached Cuba; the volunteers dispersed after spending several months in Jacksonville. The camp was closed on January 11, 1899 after the last of the battalions were discharged from military service or transferred elsewhere.


0.21 Linear Feet

1 boxes

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Arrangement Note

Collection organized into the following series: Correspondence; Financial Documents; Reports; and Miscellaneous material

Method of Acquisition

Acquired by the USF Tampa Library Special Collections in 1979.

Camp Cuba Libre records
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Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US