Annie Oakley Volunteers
One hundred years ago Annie Oakley wrote to President
offered to provide a very special service to her country.
Here is the letter to President William McKinley
from Annie Oakley in which she offers the services of a company of fifty
lady American sharpshooters who would provide their own arms and ammunition,
to the government should war break out with Spain.
It is in the National Archives of the United States.
Many of the photographs, prints, engravings and digital
images that are brought to you on these pages are from the private collections
of women and men who have graciously donated their use on this site. Some
are from century-old books, documents, and artifacts. Other sources include
The U.S. Library of Congress, The National Archives, and the personal collection
of Irene Stuber.