The Spanish War Prisoners
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Spanish POWs / Strawbery Banke Archive
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In July 1898 the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard got word to prepare for 1,600 prisoners of the Spanish American War. Starving, feverish, exhausted men began arriving from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba six days later. They lived in s hastily constructed POW camp in Kitery, ME. In 1907 a huge naval prison, now unoccupied, was built on the same site.



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1898 Spanish American War Prisoners in Portsmouth, NH / Strawbery Banke Archives

SEE: Spanish Prisoners depart months later

BONUS Close-up Pictures of Prisoners & Caregivers

1898 POW caregivers / Strawbery Banke Archives

Spanish Prisoners / Strawbery Banke Archives

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
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