Spanish prisoners of war, 1898

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


During the Spanish-American War of 1898, Spanish prisoners of war were housed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Over 1,600 prisoners were here. This image shows a Spanish officer in chains. Local residents observed the arrival of the prisoners from a nearby hill.

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  • Title: Spanish prisoners of war, 1898
  • Creation Date: 1898
  • Subject Date: 1898
  • Local Name: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
  • Town: Kittery, Portsmouth
  • County: Rockingham, York
  • State: ME, NH
  • Media: Photoprint
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 13 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 562
  • Collection: Kittery Naval Yard photographs
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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