7th Army Corps Military Review, Jacksonville, Florida. (Spanish-American War photographs)
Two photographs of a Spanish-American War military review in the streets of downtown Jacksonville, Florida for the U.S. 7th Army Corps. The parade’s soldiers are shown resting in their formations as crowds line the street or watch from balconies and windows of nearby businesses. One photograph depicts the parade’s start, with officers on horseback leading the way, followed by a marching band.
The United States 7th Army Corps was formed in May 1898. They relocated their headquarters to Jacksonville, where they organized and trained at various camps. The 7th Corps embarked for Cuba in December 1898 and January 1899 to perform occupation duties in Havana Province.
Description: 7th Army Corps Military Review, Jacksonville, Florida. (Spanish-American War photographs)
Sanford, Fla.: Ensminger Bros., [n.d., c.1898]. Two photographs on card mounts; imprint on verso. Overall 5¼ x 8½ inches each; images 4¼ x 7¼ inches. One photo captioned within the image. Light wear and rubbing at corners, one corner with a minor loss; faint staining in margins, images clear; very good.