The New York State Museum and Veterans Research Center has just posted on its website the index from a book published in 1900 that lists all of the men who served in the Spanish-American War. What you won't find when you visit the site is the name of the most famous New York veteran of that war, Teddy Roosevelt.

That's because TR fought in a national regiment and the curators carefully distinguish between local vets and those from other states and the national army.