Spanish-American War in Cuba.
Correspondence of eight covers between Private Alex Abels of Co. C of the 71st NY Regt. and his mother Marie in NYC, seven sent to NYC, incl. stampless cover with "Key West Fla. 8AM Jul. 1 '98" duplex cancel
with ms. "June 25"
(the day after the battle began and before mail service could be established), 2c Trans-Miss. (286) tied by "Santiago de Cuba Ysla de Cuba 4 Ago. 1898" circular datestamp (two), violet "United States Post Office, Military Station No. 1, Cuba." two-line handstamp (one stampless and one with "Due 2" handstamp and US No. J39 added), two others, then one to Pvt. Abels in a hospital in Santiago Cuba (with duplex cancels on front and back), covers with faults, Very Good
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