Spanish American War Website Banner

Veterans of the Spanish American War Medal

Contributed by Martin Wagner

Please Visit our Home Page to learn more about the Spanish American War

Back - Cuban Veterans of the Spanish American War medal

This medal, properly called the "Medal of the Veterans of the Spanish American War," was awarded to American who could prove that they fought with the Cubans, and it had to be applied for. A copy of a Certificate of award indicates that this medal was presented to Corp. Oscar P. Ruth, on September 7, 1953.

The style of the medal is similar to the Liberator Medal, but the front reads: "CUBA /A LOS /VETERANOS /DE LA ?GUERRA/HISPANO-/AMERICANA." The reverse reads: "FIRST. / THAT THE/ PEOPLE OF THE/ISLAND OF CUBA/ARE, AND OF/RIGHT OUGHT/TO BE, FREE, AND/INDEPENDENT./FROM THE JOINT/RESOLUTION OF/APRIL 20TH/1898."

Click here to visit the website Bibliography

Support this Site by Visiting the Website Store! (help us defray costs!)
We are providing the following service for our readers. If you are interested in books, videos, CD's etc. related to the Spanish American War, simply type in "Spanish American War" (or whatever you are interested in) as the keyword and click on "go" to get a list of titles available through

Visit Main Page for copyright data

Return to Cuban Medals Page

Return to Main Page