COL. WILLIAM CRAWFORD SMITH,
COMMANDING THE FIRST TENNESSEE UNTIL HIS DEATH AT MANILA. FEBRUARY 5, 1899.
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FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT
UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS
■■ THE TENNESSEE REGIMENT HAS DONE SOME GOOD FIGHTING. AND SHOULD
YOU PLACE THEM ON SHORE. WILL TAKE THE CITY OF ILOILO WITHOUT ASSIST-
ANCEiFROM ARTILLERY OR GUNBOATS. '~ Gen. Otis to Gen. Miller.
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MARSHALL i BRUCE COMPANY
THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT
UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS
BEGIXXIXO OF THE j:
SPAXISH-AMERICAX TN'AJR f !
CHE Anglo-Saxon stands, and for centuries has
stood, foremost for liberty, for the equality
of men before the law. and for the fullest
freedom of thought and intellectual advance-
ment. As a result, the march of the race has never
been in retreat, but ever onward. It has made blun-
ders, but it can learn a lesson, seldom committing
the blunder over and over until it becomes a crime.
These conditions are reversed in Spain. That
country is by nature endowed with many advan-
tages, and yet her people are wofully down-trodden,
and generally ignorant. She has made the serious
mistake for long generations of trying to hold dis-
tant colonies by force of arms instead of endeavoring
to bring about their contentment and prosperity.
Her dealing with Cuba is an instance of her fatuous
and monumental stupidity. If we entirely ignore her
attitude relative to the moral and intellectual devel-
opment of the Cubans, a study of the statistics of
the exactments to which they have been subjected.
shows the iniquity and avarice of the mother coun-
try and amply justifies the Cubans for their Inng com-
tinued struggle to free themselves from her grasp
— £. struggle seriously begim in the first of their
great revolutions in 18()8, and ending successfully,
through the Samaritan efforts of the United State.?,
thirty years later in the second revolt.
In the mind of the American people, the event
which caused hostilities between this country and
Spain was the destruction, on February 15, 1898, of
the United States battleship Maiiir in Havana har-
bor: but the war had been coming for some time be-
fore that incident. The cruelties of the Spanish
authorities toward the Cubans, hardly precedented
except in the history of Spain toward the helpless
peoples who have fallen imder her power: the impo
tency exhibited by the dons in their efforts to subdue
them; and the continued menace to our interests
which this long drawn out contest brought about —
these things inspired various resolutions in Congres.3
looking to armed intervention. Even if the Mniiii had
not been destroyed the war would undoulitedly have
materialized. The leport of the naval court ap-
pointed for the purpose of inquiring into the cause of
the catastrophe, finding that the ship had been de-
stroyed by the explosion of a mine — seeming to
throw the responsibility for the crime on the Spanish
government — merely hastened the conflict.
The war spirit after the report became general.
"Remember the Maine'." was the slogan. Paity lines
were erased, and the people as one man were for
war. On April 3, 1898. Consul General Fitzhugh Lee
was ordered home from Havana, and to bring with
him all American citizens in the Cuban capital. Pres-
ident McKinley sent his long expected message to
Congress, asking authority to take measures to se-
cure the termination of hostilities in Cuba, to secure
in the island the establishment of a stable govern-
ment, and to use the military and naval forces of the
United States as might be necessary to carry out his
policy. Congress acted promptly, voting a large sum
to carry out the proposed measures. In anticipation
of the war, the regular army was ordered to mobilize
at Tampa, Mobile. New Orleans, and Chickamauga.
Gen. Woodford, the American minister to Spain, was
given his passports by the Spanish government. And
on April 22 the American fleet under Admiral Samp-
son sailed from Key West to effect a blockade of
Havana and the northern coast of Cuba. Then
came the President's ultimatum to Spain, demanding
a reply on or before noon of Saturday, April 23, and
a few days afterward his proclamation calling for
120,000 troops. On a joint resolution passing through
both Houses of Congress, on April 25, it was signed
by President McKinley, and war was formally de-
clared, although four days previously the first
shotted gun was fired, throwing a shell from t'le Uni-
ted States gunboat Niis-hville across the bow of the
Spanish steamer Biiriin yriitiini, the first prize taken
by our blockading fleet.
RESPONSE OF THE VOLUNTEERS S
ff ■ HEN President .lames K. Polk, at the out-
■ M I break of the war with Mexico, called for
^^^J volunteers, more than 300.000 men re-
■^ '^ spondeci at once. The response to Presi-
dent McKinleys proclamation was as prompt and en-
thusiastic. The people were not a little moved by
sentiment — the desire to avenge the execution of
COL GRACEY CHILDERS.
APPOINTED COLONEL OF THE FIRST TENNESSEE. TO SUCCEED COL. W C SMITH.
THK FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, UNITED STATES VUH'NTEERS.
Crittenden anrl the slaughter of the crew ot the ill-
fated Virginius. anri to put an end to the starving
of noncombating Cuban women and children: but
over and above all surged the resolution to punish
Spain for the insult offered to the stars and stripes
on Febi-uary 15. 1898. Then there was obliterated
the imaginary line between North and South; sons
of the Lost Cause and of the Union were actuated
by the same high patriotism, and it could then be
" There is a cry tliut rises and swells ou every breeze—
Xo Ifijjgards on the shore and no laggards on the seas ;
From homes of Lee and Lincoln the patriot souls are seen—
Thank God: the hind's united, the old flag waves serene' "
And Tennessee? As had been her course since her
admission into the Union in 1796, she showed by her
enthusiasm her indorsement of the sentiment — "Our
country, may she a-ways be right: but — our country,
right or wrong!' All the States promised their quota
of troops, btit even as early as April 20, this tele-
gram was sent to the papers from Washington, prov-
ing once more Tennessee's right to be called the
WA-iiuxGTo.v, April 20. — All day to-day letters and
telegrams have been pouring in upon Secretary of
War Alger from prominent citizens of Tennessee,
offering their services in the event of war. Similar
telegrams have been received by the Tennessee del-
egation, which were duly forwarded to the war de-
partment. So far more offers have been received
from Tennessee than from any other State in the
Under the first call for volunteers Tennessee's
quota was to be three regiments of infantry. The
officers of the First were:
Colonel — Wm. Crawford Smith.
Lieutenant Colonel — Gracey Childers.
Ma.1ors — Albert B. Bayless. B. Frank Cheatham,
and John G. Maguire.
Major and Surgeon — Richard A. Barr.
Captain and Assistant Surgeon — R. M. Kirby-
Smith and Percy Jones
First Lieutenant and Adjutant — James K. Polk.
First Lieutenant and Quartermaster — Andrew J.
Captain and Chaplain — Lewis J. Lelaud.
The field officers of the Second were:
Colonel — Kellar Anderson.
Lieutenant Colonel — Thomas E. Patterson.
Majors — Frank H. Deffrey. Mark A. Walker, and
George W. Seay.
Those of the Third were:
Colonel — James P. Fyffe.
Lieutenant Colonel — Daniel M. Coffman.
Majors — William Brown. James W. Meeks. and
Edwin C. Ramage.
Under the second call a fourth regiment was or
ganized, with the following field officers:
Colonel — George LeRoy Brown.
Lieutenant Colonel — Harvey H. Hannah.
Majors — William C. Tatom, William O. Vertree-,.
and J. Crum Epier.
Two of the reg:menis — the Second and Third —
were discharged Ijefore they saw active service in
the field, and the Fourth was quartered awhile in
Cuba, then discharged. While they were not per-
mitted to take part in any of the battles between
this country and Spain, or between our forces and
the Filipinos, the soldiers were ready to fight like
Tennesseans. and would have refiected glory on
The First Tennessee Regiment was the earliest
organized, the companies constituting it being Com-
pany A, Nashville: Company B, Columbia; Company
C, Nashville: Company D. Lawrenceburg; Company
E. Nashville: Company F. Nashville: Company G,
Waverly: Company H. Clarksville: Company I. Big
Sandy: Company K. Springfield; and Companies L
and M to be recruited from Nashville. On April 23
the National State Guard was ordered out. the order
from Adjutant Charles Sykes being addressed to the
various commanders throughout the State, and to
those of the First Regiment. It was made in antici-
pation of the President's call. The troops were to
rendezvous at Nashville preparatory to being mus-
tered into the service by Lieut. Samuel Seay. of the
Fourteenth United States Infantry. There was bus-
tle and excitement and enthusiasm then for weeks
in the capital city. The regular troops were passing
daily on the trains; the volunteers along the various
thoroughfares recalled to mind the stirring days of
1861. and patriotism could almost be felt in the air!
At length the companies were fl'.led. and the Ten-
nessee troops repaired to camps outside the city
limits to be drilled and to await orders to march to
the front. The waiting to these heroic boys proved a
sore trial, for they enlisted to fight and not to rest
idl> in camp. Even the Governor of the State, Hon.
Robert L. Taylor, became inspired by the war spirit,
and the volunteers expressed a desire that he snould
The Daughters of the American Revolution,
through Mrs. E. C. Lewis, on May 17, 1898, presented
the First Tennessee with a flag, and soon after the
regiment repaired to Cherokee Park to await further
i ORDERED TO SAN FRANCISCO «
CHE order to move came in due time. Familiar
scenes were to be forsaken, and the old blue
skies of Tennessee were to be looked upon no
more for months. In all this, despite their
ardor, the Tennesseans found a trial, for it is no
insignificant matter to clasp the hands of friends in
farewell, perhaps for the last time, and to reflect
thai in distant climes there would be lacking the
ti lu'h of mother's, wife's, or sister's tender palm and
th. love-light from loving eyes. On June 10 they
folded their tents, and after an uneventful journey
reached San Francisco, going into quarters at Camp
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Merritt. Their reception at San Francisco was grat-
ifying in the extreme.
Camp Merritt proved an unhealthful place, how-
ever. There was an increase of mild cases of bron-
chitis and other maladies which were hard to fight
on account of the foggy nights.
As many of the Tennessee troops had surmised
and predicted, it was found necessary to secure bet-
ter quarters. Camp Merriam. in a beautiful valley
of the Presidio, was selected. The climatic change
was at once seen to be beneficial. In a short while
the sick list fell off nearly fifty per cent.
The citizens continued their good offices, and ev-
erything glided smoothly with the exception of a few
acts by unruly soldiers, who. however, redeemed any
mttake they made, by their valor in tne Philippines.
Orders were received more than once for the First
Tennessee to proceed to Manila, but were as often
reconsidered. Homesickness began to take posses-
sion of many of the soldiers. As one of the officers
said, "they wanted Manila or home." It seemed that
they were not to take any real part in the war — were
not to taste any of the excitement of conflict, or to
gain any of the glory of victory, not reflecting that
those also serve who only stand and wait. They
were Tennesseans — and the record of tne Tennessee
soldier is that when there is any fighting to do. he
wants to take part in it.
Time had developed the fact that there were mem-
bers of the regiment who were immature, physically
disabled, and undesirable for other reasons, and in
October an order came from Washington to have
them discharged. After an inspection made by Maj.
Fields. 174 men were given discharges.
Ii! the meantime, as stated, a number of the sol-
diers had died in camp — none the less heroes be-
cause they did not fall in line of battle.
'• Kot alone is duty iloue.
Not jilotie is glory won
Where the storm or b.-ittle rages.
Names of those who. waiting- died —
Fame will write them in just pride
Oo the tablets of the ages."
the command of Lieut. Col. Gracey Childevs. The
wives of Chief Surgeon Richard Barr and Chaplain
L. J. Leland were, by special permission ol the Sec-
retary of War, allowed to accompany their husbands.
Thousands of the citizens of San Francisco vvere on
the dock to bid them good-bye and in this token of
the esteem of the populace they forgot the harsh
things said aboui them by the papers. They arrived
at Manila, in the Philippine Islands, November 28,
^ ON THE WAY TO MANILA
'J'J M HILE some of the San Francisco papers be-
/ ■ I came unfriendly toward the soldiers so-
^^^1 journing there, on account of the scare
■^ "^ they gave a coast negro — nursing their
wrath to keep it warm until the moment when the
country's defenders began leaving for Manila — the
latter were not without a host of friends and well-
wishers. A portion of the First Regiment left on the
Zriihiiiilii; on the evening of October 30, for Manila,
The companies which embarked were A, B, C, E, K,
L, and M, comprising 590 men and ofllcers. The
remaining four companies — mostly new recruits —
followed one week later on the ''//// nf finhln. under
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t A GLANCE AT THE PHILIPPINES
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CHE number of islands in the archipelago is
variously estimated at from 600 to 2,000. If
the Carolines and the Ladrone Islands are not
counted with the Philippines proper, however,
there are probably about 1,200, The more important
are Luzon, having 41,000 square miles: Mindaneo,
37,000: Samar, 5,300: Panay, 4,600: Palawan, 4.150:
Mindoro, 4.050: Leyte. 3.090: Negros. 2,300; Cebu,
1.650, and Mashbate. 1.315.
The Filipinos first appeared in history in 1509,
but the islands were not discovered till 1521. The
conquest of the islands was accomplished by a few
Spaniards in the sixteenth century, and was held
by them until turned over to the United States in
The natives were driven into an insurrection in
1S96 on account of the rapacity of the monks, and
the revolt was directed as much against them as the
Spanish government. Rents were raised so that the
small farmers could not pay: they rebelled, and for
the first time rich and poor, educated and ignorant,
united in the common struggle against Spain. Their
leader was Don Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy, who has
been giving tne Americans so much trouble.
The war between the Filipinos and Spaniards had
been interrupted by the agreement of the Spanish
government with Aguinaldo and other insurgent
leaders to pay them $800,000. and introduce all the
reforms for which the Filipinos had been asking. C £
this money, ,$400,000 was paid into a bank in Hong
Kcng. The insurgents considered it a trust fund to
be held as a guaranty of Spanish good faith. Agui-
naldo began a new insurrection soon, as the Spanish
government failed to fulfill its promises. Nine thou-
sand Spanish prisoners were held by his forces, and
an army of 30,000 declared to be under arms. He
claimed, even after the Americans had taken Manila,
that he was the de facto ruler of the country, and
interfered considerably in the administration of af-
fairs there. Complications arose, and it was soon
seen by those in a position to see that trouble was
brtwing between the Americans and the insurgents.
The expected outbreak occurred on the night ot Sat-
urday. February 4, 1899, at Manila. Three- venture-
THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT. UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS.
seme Filipinos ran past tlie pickets of the F.rst Ne
braska Volunteers, at Santa IVIesa. They were ;h-.il-
lenged. and retired without replying. Once more
they tried the experiment, and were challenged and
thrust back beyond the picket line. For the third
time they approached the picket line maintained by
the Americans. Corporal Greely challenged them,
and then opened fire, killing one and wounding
another, 'this was the signal for the first battle be
tween the Americans and Filipinos — a conflict which
the Tennesseans foreshadowed some time before in
letters to friends at home.
I PRECEDING FIRST BATTLE
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BEFORE referring further to the first engage-
ment between the Americans and Filipinos,
a glance at the movements of the First Ten-
nessee after its arrival in the Philippines
will be given.
There have been expressions to the effect that the
Tennesseans have done nothing in this war worthy
of record — an erroneous idea, certainly, having its
inspiration in the execrable trait of humanity which
gave rise to the scriptural maxim that a prophet is
not without honor save in his own country. If we
had no other proof of their gallantry, it would be
sufSciently proved by the letter written by Gen.
Otis in their praise. This letter was written Febru-
ary 11, 1S99, to Gen. Miller, off Iloilo, and from it is
taken this significant extract:
The Tennessee Regiment has done some good fight-
ing, and, should you place them on shore, will tak;
the city of Iloilo without assistance from artillery
or gunboats. They go down with enthusiasm gained
here (at Manila) on the battle line, where they
No greater tribute could be tendered. No greater
confidence could have been shown the picked marks-
men at King's Mountain, the soldiers under Jackson
at Horseshoe Bend, or the troops who stormed and
carried the City of Mexico a halt c. ntury ago.
And while on this subject of dauntless intrepidity,
we should not overlook two or three instances of
individual courage happening during the war, which
were topics for the whole people at the time of their
occurrence. One was outlined in a cablegram from
Manila. 'Near Jaro," it read. "Sergeant Clement C.
Jones, of the Third Battalion, Tennessee Regiment,
made a dash from the outposts across eight hun-
dreds yards of open rice fields, forded a river, seized
a rebel standard, and returned unscathed with his
trophy, through a hail of Mauser bullets from the Fil-
ipino intrenchmenls." Collier's Weekly, giving an
illustration of the thrilling act, declares that it was
the most desperate deed of daring the war has pro-
duced. Anothei- v.as duiing a skirmish in Stpttmber.
rear Naga, Island of Cebu, where Lewis Dorris dis-
played laudalde hei'oism. The incident is bcSt given
in the language of Logan Williams, a Tennessee sol-
• We all marched up into the town," he wrote in
a private letter, tne place mentioned being Maurl-
baurl. 'Finding it deserted, we put out our seniiiieis
ana spent the night in a convent. At iU o'clock next
morning four shots were heard, and our native sol-
diers reported the insurgents advancing on the town.
In a few moments we had on our equipment, and were
advancing in the direction of the shots, our lighting
foice being Zl Americans and about 100 natives. 7
oi. the latter being armed with American-made guns,
the rest with spears.
"When we had gone but a short distance from
quarters, the captain ordered me to take one man
and guard quarters. I had spent haraly two hours
keeping men, weeping women and chiidien out of
quarters when here came our boys hacK, and to my
surprise and horror the detachment was headed by
four men carrying a stretcher with an American
sckiier cold in ueath. Then came another stretcner
bearing a wounded man shot through the stomach.
Then came a second corpse, my fiiend Adams, with
a horrible gaze out of his half-opened eyes, showing
h-; had died hard. Then a native latally woanded
and five men slightly wounded. Then another of our
boys slightly wounded, another with his canteen shot
to pieces, and still another with iiis bayonet bent
witn a bullet. Last of all came my old friend, Lewis
Dorris, bent down imder seven guns and three p.iirs
of bloody sidearms. He explained it all to me.
"They advanced along a road running paral.el with
the bay, built on an embankment some eight feet
high, with water on both sides at high tide. About
a mile down the road the water ceases on the land-
ward side of the road and a bluff tmrty feet high
rises, on the top of which the insurgents had their
fort, built of rock, almost over the road.
•■ThL= boys advanced, tiring into this, but re.eived
no return Are, and had gotten right under it, intend-
ing to climb up and take it, when a perfect shower
of stones, bullets, and other missiles came from two
cai;uon planted at each end and from the Remingtons
and Mausers, killing one man and wounding half a
"Capt. Walker, cool and deliberate, ordered the
men to give it to them, but finding his fire ineffect-
ive and tliat longer delay meant the de.ith of per-
haps his whole force, ordered retreat. However, one
man was killed and several wounded befor.^ shelter
"In the midst of the most trying time and most
galling fire, Lewis Dorris, one of our N.ishville boys,
jumped down the bank, after retreat had been or-
dered, and, taking hold of one of his fallen comrades,
stood calling for assistance. And, by the way of pa-
renthesis, will say, he will come home a corporal,
promoted for bravery on the field."
Before a month had passed after the arrival of
Col. Smith and his Tennessee regiment at Manila,
that officer began attracting the attention of his
superiors. He was accordingly advanced by Gen.
Otis to an independent command. He was assigned
to the comiuiind of Cavite, and of all the troops sta-
Writing to Maj. E. C Lewis, of Nashville, under
date of January 12, 1899, he said:
"I have one of the battalion.-; (Cheatham si from
MAJ. B. FRANK CHEATHAM.
NOW SENIOR MAJOR THIRTY-SEVENTH U. S V.
THE FIRST TENNESSEE RE(3IMENT, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS.
my own regiment, the battalion of the x'lrst Califor-
nia Heavy Artillery, the Wyoming battalion of infan-
try. Troop A. of the Nevada cavalry, and Battery A.
of the Wyoming Light Artillery, including my head-
quarters' staff and iiand- in all about 1.300 men. and.
still being in command of the First and Third B.ittal-
ions of my own regiment at Manila, tnis makes about
1,950 men I have to look after. Lieut. Col. Childers is
in immediate command of the First and Third Bat-
talions, which are reported, of course, from my
headquarters as detached and stationed at Manila. "
Col. Smith was ordered to Cavite to relieve Col.
D. D. Van Valzau. of the Eighteenth Unitea States
Infantry, who was designated for service in another
section of the Philippine Islands. Cavite. to be spe-
cific, is eight miles from Manila across the bay, or
twenty miles around by land.
The soldiers were not idle from their arrival. It
was claimed that the members of the First had been
kept largely in the rear, to restore order in the terri-
tory taken by our troops, out this is a mistake. Lieut.
James K. Polk is authority for the correction, and he
also says that they had not done any police duty up
to June 23, 1899. "The regiment." he stated In a com-
munication to the Nashville American, "has done
outpost duty continuously, each company being on
such duty from once in two days to once in four
days. These outposts are located along the Jaro
river on one side, and between Iloilo river and the
bay on the other. Along the lines we have built
small blockhouses to protect the men from the
weather and bullets, and for the first two months
after we reached Manila, scarcely a day passed in
which there were not small outpost skirmishes."
Circumstances and opportunities bring out the
best qualities of soldier and civilian. Dewey had
long been in the navy; it required the war with
Spain to show that he was a bulldog fighter. Lee
had been for years in the army: it needed the exi-
gencies of a great conflict to prove that he was the
leading general of his time. If circumstances had
not Intervened, neither of these heroes would have
won his reputation. So with the First Tennes-
see. Placed at the front, in the storm of shot and
shell, it would have been heralded from the begin-
ning of hostilities and made as famous as any regi-
ment in the battles around Santiago.
As shown, they were kept at Nashville and San
Francisco for something near half a year. Arriving
at Manila, weeks passed before they were given an
opportunity to show their fighting qualities. Of
course no criticism should be made relative to the
forced inactivity of the regiment — the only Southern
regiment in the Philippines, by the way. Gen. Otis
was supposed to know his duty. It was plain enough,
however, that "the boys ' were not underestimated,
even by the general himself. His actions toward
Col. Smith, as well as his letter to Gen. Miller, men-
tioned elsewhere, abundantly prove this.
But a time was approaching when the soldiers
could show their spirit and receive the eulogy of the
This was first demonstrated at Manila, in the at-
tack made by the Filipinos.
mENTION has been made of the opening
clash between the Americans and insur-
gents on February 4. 1899.
The continuous battles around Manila
were furious and bloody, the loss to the enemy being
All the reports of any length testified to the des-
perate bravery exhibited by the First Tennessee.
The regiment simply covered itself with glory. The
Second Battalion. Col. Smith and staff, had been or-
dered liack from Cavite only a few days before,
dcubtless in anticipation of some kind of trouble.
Perhaps a better idea of the conflict and the part the
Tennessee troops took can be given by quoting from
the letters of eye-witnesses. In a communication
to the Banner, Lieut. Winston Pilcher says:
"Sunday night. Lieut. Col. Childers and Maj. Ma-
guire came in on a run from the city, and said there
waf firing on the outposts out on the waterworks
road, where the Nebraskans were. About that time
ail aide dashed up. and in about two minutes Chief
Bugler Embry was sounding 'To arms!' The men
gave a wild yell of delight, and rushed into their
ti-nts after arms. The regiment formed in the San
Lucia road and waited for orders, and I, with thirty
men, was left to guard the rag boxes and tents.
Presently the regiment moved off, and I made an
oration to the stars! All night long I stood out on
the river front and listened. The sound of firing
cyme in fiom every point except the bay. And it
came from there, too, for the Monadnock and the
Charleston were shelling the woods. I am not out
or a still hunt for a hero's death, but I wanted to be
with the regiment,
"About 6 o'clock Sunday morning the regiment
came plodding back, and every individual man was
saying something that was not nice! They had been
marched to the other side of the walled city, and had
stayed there all night. At 8 o'clock I was relieved, and
as I was going toward my tent (the firing had never
ceased) I met an aide. To my query. 'What news?'
h»i said: 'I'm going to send your Second Battalion to
help out the Nebraskans.' I broke into a run, and
bj the time the order to get ready came the battalion
was ready to march, and the First and luird tearing
"Manila is a much larger city than I thought. We
marched five miles, and were still in town. As we
passed the various barracks, those left behind yelled,
'Give 'em h — 1 for us, boys!' We were nearly out of
the city, and were standing in columns of fours,
when we heard our first Mausers. About a peck of
them ripped through a bamboo hedge and — well, no
living being can know what they sounded like unless
he could hear them coming. It is demoralizing.
"What we halted for was not long in coming. An
artillery oflicer dashed back and ordered up the litter
bearers, saying the colonel was killed. I did not
know Colonel Smith was with us, and when I ran to
th(> front of the column and saw the gallant old gen-
tl( man lying in the road, I was horribly shocked.
Adjutant Polk, Maj. Cheatham, and Surgeon Kirby-
Smith were bending over him. He had fallen just
as he turned into the road under fire, and we all
tl'ought he was shot until late in the day. The word
was passed down the line, and the men began to
MAJ JOHN A MAGUIRE.
MAJ W. J. WHITTHORNE
MAJ A C. GILLEM
THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS,
swear and dernand an advance, for they wanted re-
venge. The knightly old gentleman was carried to
the rear, and the word forward was given.
"The colonel was in the act of giving Maj. Cheat-
ham his instructions when he fell. and. outside of a
general idea of the work to be done he knew noth-
ing. We were to support the Utah Battery, which
was hammering away 2,000 yards ahead. We had
to cross the San Juan river on a high-backed bridge,
the most exposed place on the tiring line, and the
only way was in a column of forty-five. The gallant
little Cheatham never hesitated, but ordered us for-
ward. The Mausers, thank goodness, all fired high,
were whirring, and the men were looking at each
other as they marched along, when, just at the right
ircment somebody yelled, 'Charge.' It was like new
whisky. Every man threw up his head, gave a .veil.
and then began a footrace in perfect order. We
went over the bridge, dashed int® position behind
the battery, and in less time than it takes to tell it
Companies B and M were sending niggers to glory.
We drove them back slowly, for they were brave lit-
tle devils, and if they knew how to shoot we wouldn't
be here to tell about it. We edged along, running
them out of trench after trench, until we took the
hill — which, by the way, is called San Juan.
"The Nebraskans, who had been fighting thirty
hours, were on our left, and had the bulk of tho
fighting. They lost several men in this advance. We
rested awhile at the insurgent headquarters, then
formed a long line and attacked the San Phillipe con-
vent, which is practically impregnable; but we had
little trouble, as the yellow boys had been hit too
hard on the hill. The campaign the rest of the day
took on the form of a rabbit drive. They would lie
in ambush and shoot a few rounds, and would be
dropped by our marksmen when they tried to get
away. I hear we drove several hundred across the
river, and saw more dead ones than I care to think
of. We spent the night in the convent.
"The Tenness3e troops did not seem to have even
a little shyness nor excitement. They laughed, and
most remarkable of all. preserved perfect fire disci-
pline. My company, I know, never fired a shot with-
out orders, and the officers of tne others say the
same. The only trouble was keeping some of the
men behind the line, they were so anxious to see
and do something. John Bass, the celebrated war cor-
respondent, who is doing the campaign foj- H r
Weekly, was with us all day. He said nothing for
quite awhile, but finally told me he never saw such
coolness and discipline. He told me confidentially
that he was betting on our going to pieces when we
crossed the bridge, but he now knew the men would
go anywhere. He was surprised at the shooting, for
we killed some on the run at 2.000 yards.
"Some one asked Maj. Cheatham who had shown
the best nerve. He replied that there was no be.st.
that he had watched every one. and if he was asked
to recommend a man for the bravest he would have
to send the battalion, as they all looked alike to him."
Another account was given by Lieut. Robert Mi-
lam, in a letter to his father, who resides in Nash-
"We went with the determin-dt;on," he wrote.
"to carry hon<H- to Dixie or die in the attempt. We
came up on the Fourth Cavalry at th;- end of a lane.
end right here I want to say that I never saw men
who feared death less than the boys under their
first fire. The bullets were flying over our heads
and cutting down leaves all around us. In going \ip
this lane the boys were joking with each other about
it. I didn't see a single man who faltered. Well.
we halted in the rear of the Fourth Cavalry, and de-
cided that the best plan would be for us to flank
them while the Fourth held their fire in front, and
we set about it accordingly.
"We cut through the trees to our left and darted
across, one at a time, an open space that the sharp-
shooters were working on. and gained blockhouse 13.
From here we formed the skirmish line and advanced
across the rice fields towards the woods where the
Filipinos were. This advance was made in rushes of
about fifty yards, and then halted, lying down. Here
was where the Mausers played 'Home. Sweet Home'
to us. We then swung our line into the right a little,
and the Fourth opened at the same time, and also a
part of the Third Artillery. The Filipinos had by
this time seen our men and retreated, and then broke
into a run, and finally scattered like a disorganized
"It was all we could do to restrain the men. Wo
followed them for about three miles, and had to give
it up as night came on and we were in danger of
getting cut off from the trenches, and ammunition
was low. We relieved the Fourth at the trenches
that night, and nothing occurred, outside of a little
ragged firing, of any consequence the rest of the
night. I forgot to tell you that we did not go out
as a regiment, but the battalions were sent sepa-
rately to different places. The Second Battalion did
the heaviest fighting, as the natives made a good
stand for a while.
"They were sent to reinforce the Utah Battery and
Idaho Volunteers, and were ordered to take a bridge
held by the natives.
"The charge was made: they gave the rebel yell,
and poured in such a galling fire that the niggers
couldn't stand it. and turned tail. They took the
biidge and fought their way to the waterworks, two
miles further on. and took them also. Capt. Whit-
thorne was slightly wounded in the arm. This is all
the facts 1 could find out.
"Col. Smith died of apoplexy. The Third Battalion
did not get into anything as they were used as a
reserve. The most remarkable thing of all is that
we were all under fire from one to five hours, and
under from eight to fifteen hours' scattering fire and
not a man lost. We killed, wounded, and captured
more than 2.000 Filipinos. So far as can be known,
ou;- losses are 145 killed and wounded badly — these
will die — and over 200 slightly wounded. The Four-
teenth United States Infantry lost more than any
As stated in Lieutenant Milam's letter, the battal-
ions comprising the Tennessee companies were sent
to different places. To be more precise, on February
•5, Col. Smith, with Cheatham's battalion, was sent to
the Santa Mesa district, where they were on the
fighting line until the following evening. On the
same day Col. Childers. with Bayless' battalion, was
ordered to the Paco district, and he commanded on
the left of the line at the taking of blockhouse No.
1^. and in the pursuit of the insurgents afterwards,
while Maguire's battalion was sent to the Tondo dis-
trict, and served on that part of the line. The whole
rcgment was returned to camp after the battle of
Fcliruary G. and ordei-ed to prepare for going on
'the members of the First won glory enough in
ll'(> affairs around Manila, but the death of Col.
Smith cast a gloom over them. He was a capable
ofiicor. was loved by his men, and would have greatly
distinguished himself had he not fallen so early in
the engagement, a victim of apoplexy.
it may as well be stated here as further along
CAPT NICK K GIVENS
CAPT. GASTON O'BRIEN
CAPT H B MYERS.
LIEUT T H BATES.
THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS.
that Lieiit. Col. Gracey Childers succeeded to the
command left vacant by the death of Col. Smith.
Promotions followed, so that the roster of commis-
sioned officers was radically changed, as will be seen
by a reference to the pages following this sketch.
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ON the night of February 10. the First Tennessee
arrived off Iliolo. in the Isle of Panay. where
conditions were much like those at Manila,
and where Gen. Miller had been waiting for
weeks in the harbor; and on the morning of Febru
ary 11, although the last regiment ordered ashore.
It was the first to make a landing.
The insurgents protested against the landing of
the Americans, consequently the place was bom-
barded. A 6-pounder thundered from the Frtnl. and
the city was immediately set on fire by the natives.
Then followed other shells from the Petrel and the
Chartcston. A party of sailors and a portion of the
First effected a landing, beating the Eighteenth
Regulars ashore. They landed from small boats,
jumping into the surf, and wading. Rushing into
the cit:^, fighting as they went, they succeeded in
saving a part of It from the flames. "After the fire
died down," wrote a Tennessee boy, "the scene along
the beach was awful. Bodies of dogs, cats, horses.
anO a few men and women were lying here and
there — some burned, others killed by shells and bul-
lets. Spanish families standing here and there, weep-
ing- over the ruins of their homes, but greeting us
A\'ith smiles, their streaming eyes begging us to take
vengeance. We took It. We are holding down a
Uring line four miles long (two regiments and a bat-
tery of artillery). We may have another fight, but
I doubt it. though we are occasionally worried by
sharpshooters. Two regulars were killed over the
river by sharpshooters over a mile away."
The following is an extract from Lieut. Col. A. B.
Bayless' account of the way the First occupied its
time from the taking of lloilo to about June 1:
"Siuce the taking of lloilo our regiment, or detach
ments of the regiment, have taken part in all battles
or skirmishes that have taken place here, and if you
are not too weary, I will give you a short account of
what has happened since February 11.
"On the morning of February 25, four of our com-
panies marched to iMandurraio, which is locateu be-
tween Molo and Jaro, not in a direct line between
these two cities, but some distance further into the
interior. While the command was resting, Lieut.
Milam was sent out in cnarge of a scouting party,
and in about an hour one of the scouts returned and
reported that the enemy nad been located about one
and a half miles out. Two companies were sent
Tip the road and two made a direct attack on the in-
.surgents, who were founa to be occupying three
lines of trenches. Without going into details, the
insurgents were driven out of their strongholds with
many casualties in their own ranks, while our troops
suffered none whatever. While in this case, as in
every battle our regiment has been in, each and
every ofticer and man did his part well, however the
circumstances in this particular battle were more
fa\oral)le for Capt. Hagar (Company E) and his com-
pany, and Lieut. Milam and his scouts from Company
C, to do most of the work.
"Shortly afterwards we returned to Mandurraio,
remaining there until after noon, when we re.urneu
to our barracks via Jaro.
"On March 16. the battle of Jaro river was fought,
principally by Maj. Kellers battalion. However, two
other companies of the Lighteenth. as well as B. C,
L. and M. of our regiment, participated. Our battal-
ion was first intended as a reserve to the Eighteenth,
but, as luck would have it, the insurgents were some-
what loath to retire. Therefore, Gen. Miller ordered
our battalion into the firing line. and. as usual, they
behaved only as you would have them. Only two of
cur men were scratched, and these did not even go
on sick report the next morniug. Some had their
gun stocks shattered. One man in Company C had
his hair parted 'Sam Jones' style by a Mauser bullet,
it passing through his hat e.\actly in the center.
"On April 1 we had tjuite an excursion to Oton,
which is up the beach about eight or nine miles from
lloilo. Three companies, under Cheatham, were
placed aboard tugs and sent to a point one and a
half miles above Oton, while I. with three companies,
accompanied by Capt. Bridgman and a platoon of
artillery, went overland. I have no hesitancy m
stating that the plans mapped out by Col. Childera
were most admirably executed. Cheatham and my-
self connecting at the exact time appointed, and
swooping down upon the town of ,faro, to the utter
dis.may of the inhabitants. However, the insurgent
army had vacateu the day before. The trip, although
unsuccessful in its main reasons, was successful, as
we captured telegrams, letters, documents, maps,
etc.. which afterwards proved beneficial to tiie com-
manding general of this district. We returned to
our barracks, tired and dusty, in time for dinner.
"On April 17, I went to ftianila on board the Petrel,
which was convoying thirteen gunboats bought from
Spain, was most royally treated by all the otflcers,
and enjoyed the trip immensely. It has always been
my desire to be aboard a man-of-war in time of
action, and my desire came very near being gratified,
and. in a manner, it was, for the reason that one of
these Spanish gunboats — which by the way, were
nrmed by the insurgents — tried to give us the shake,
and started off at full speed in the opposite direction.
No sooner had the quartermaster reported this lact
to the officer of the deck when call to quarters was
sounded, and in a very short time the 6-pounder
brought the runaway alongside our boat.
"In lloilo. at the present time, we are only holding
our lines, making no advances whatever, as such are
our orders. The work is not as hard as the active
campaigning would be, especially in this country at
this season of the year, but at the same time it is
very tiresome and irksc me to do nothing, as we are
anxious to get out and have a good rabbit hunt."
As the fighting around lloilo about the middle of
March, referred to in Lieut. Col. Bayless' letter, was
severe, the account of the New York Herald will be
appreciated The dispatch to that jniu'iial stated:
"A battalion of the Eighteenth Infantry, a i)latoon
of the Sixth Artillery, and the machine gun battery
made a reciuuiaisance in the direction of Mandur-
raio and Santii Harluir.i. Thur.sday. While they were
returning the insurgents attacked the outposts on
the right. Although fatigued from marching in the
THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS.
broiling sun for two hours, ttie entire command pro-
ceeded to tiie assistance of tlieir comrades, the
artillery pouring shell and shrapnel upon the insur-
gents, who were strongly intrenched in large num-
"Companies C, H. and K. of the Eighteenth, de-
ployed to the right, driving the insurgents back,
and then wheeling to the left, made a junction with
Companies B and I, A heavy engagement ensued.
Companies B, C, M, and I, of the Tennessee Volun-
teers, Maj, Cheatham commanding, arrived later and
formed un the left, and two more companies of the
Eighteenth marched from Iloilo to act as support to
the other troops. Col. Van Valzah and Maj. Keller
commanded the battalions of the Eighteenth Regi-
"Gen. Miller was on the scene early, and directed
tho operations from immediately behind the fighting
lino. He had several narrow escapes.
"The line advanced by rushes 3,000 yards under a
hot fire, pouring in deliberate volleys upon the ene-
my's position, the artillery making good practice,
"By the time the forces were within 300 yards of
the enemy's final position, darkness fell, preventing
the charge, for which the Tennessee men and the
companies of the Eighteenth on the right had al-
ready prepared by fixing bayonets. The retirement
upon Jaro was accomplished in good order.
"The engagement was brought on by the persistent
attacks upon the outpost at Jaro bridge. Nothing
could be gained by forcing the enemy further back,
as it was impossible, with the limited number of
troops, to hold the position.
"The American troops were exhausted by the fight-
ing and having to wade knee deep through the rica
fields and sugar cane. There were several cases of
prostration by the heat.
"The severity of the engagement may be judged
from the fact that the Eighteenth Regiment alone
fired 62,800 rounds. It is estimated that the insur-
gents, with their more than 2,000 rifles, fired more
than double our total ammunition,
"It is impossible to tell accurately the insurgents'
losses, as the American troops converged at a given
point without traversing the grouna shot over, out
on (he day after the battle I could see from Jaro
belfry the enemy carting away the dead. The mini-
mum estimate of their losses is 200 killed and 300
"The evolutions were prettily executed and the
highest credit is due the battalion and company com-
manders. The men are chafing at being robbed of
tho fruits of their victory. A charge would probably
have resulted in the capture of the enemy's arms
and ammunition, but from the configuration of the
ground and the position of our troops, it was impos-
sible to allow an advance in the darkness. The
behavior of the troops was admirable."
M, Twenty-third Regular Infantry, all under the
command of Capt. W. H. Allaire. A month later Jim
Duckworth, the American correspondent, gave the
information that four companies of the regiment —
A, C, H, and K — were in Cebu, 300 miles south of
Iloilo, having left the latter city on June 13. Still
later, September 17, Lieut, Pilcher informed the
Banner readers that Companies A, B, and C were at
Pasig. while Company G was at Taguig. They were
certainly moving sufficiently among new scenes to
keep their minds off of home, but the rumors which
began to be heard aroused the feeling of homesick-
ness once more. What should we expect, then, un-
der the circumstances, but to find Lieut, Pilcher's
communication ending with somewhat of sentiment?
"Yes, the old regiment is going home," he says. "But
you give them a good time, and ring the bells loud
enough for those to hear who are lefc behind. The
regiment has contributed its share of those who are
'absent, but accounted for.' Every stopping place
has its little squad of Tennesseans who have heard
the soldiers' last tattoo. Presidio cemetery, Pecos
cemetery, and the Protestant cemetery, at Iloilo, all
hold members of the light-hearted crowd of boys
who left the State with yells and cheers over a year
ago. Don't forget them. The number will be in-
creased before this little disturbance is over, for
200 of the boys have stayed behind because they are
needed, and all of them are not going back."
... SCOTLTTITVlCx ...
Cebu, Pardo, and Other Points
CHE soldiers of the First saw considerable serv-
ice in detached companies after the taking of
Iloilo, but the excitement — with the exception
of that experienced in the battle described by
the New York Herald correspondent — was not great.
Under date of June 2S, the correspondent of the
Nashville Banner wrote that Company H was at
Pardo, Cebu. The detachment was with Company
I THE HOME-COMIXG 7
I AXl) SO]ME EULOGIES |
flFTER about sixteen months' absence, the
First Tennessee was to return. The brief
chronicles herein give only a hint of what
they accomplished in those months, and
what they underwent. Could the imagination do
justice to those soldiers who left home with its com-
forts and loved ones to offer their lives on the altar
of their country — were we enabled to feel all they
have felt and comprehend the contests they have
had with Death, and stared him down — we would be
willing to make their home-coming the occasion for
an even grander demonstration.
The definite announcement of the return of the
First Regiment was made in a dispatch from Manila,
under date of October 7. The advices read as fol-
"The Tennessee Regiment, the last of the volun-
teers, will sail for the United States to-morrow, on
board the transport Indiimn. after a week passed in
the harbor. Most of the year these troops have been
stationed in the southern islands. Their colonel
says they are in excellent health, and nave been
much benefited by service. Six hundred and sev-
enty-three will sail. Three officers and ninety-one
men remain to enter into business here. Sixteen
I CAPT SHEFFIELD CLARK
3. CAPT. NICK GIVENS 4 CAPT VAN LEER
6 CAPT GASTON O'BRIEN
2 CAPT S O MURPHY
5 CAPT W J GILBREATH.
7. CAPT. H. R RICHMOND
THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT. UNITED STATE? VOLUNTEERS.
officers and 165 men hare been discharged for re-
enlistment. Two men were killed in action, and one
killed accidentally. Chaplain Leland and seven men
died of disease.
But here is another incident of patriotism which
add.« additional glory to their career: The Indiana
was sent south early in September to collect the legi-
ment. detachments of which were in lloilo and Cebu.
A portion were picked up at the former city. Pro-
ceeding to Cebu. it was learned that the insurgents
had gathered in force among the mountains near that
city: whereupon the regiment volunteered and were
accepted to assist in driving the enemy from their
stronghold. Here was the supreme act of valor. Be
yond seas were their homes, dotting vale and dell.
and along city thoroughfares: they could see eyes
anxiously scanning the papers hoping to learn that
they were coming back: they knew that parents"
prayers were continually ascending to heaven for
their safety. On the other hand, they saw an enemy
of the country threatening the flag — and then they
faced death once more for "'Old Glory." "The Presi-
dent said that whenever he thought of those brave
boys, he felt a lump in his throat and could hardly
speak."" reported a local paper detailing the visit of
the Tennessee aelegation to solicit his presence at
Nashville on the regiment"s return. How could he
liave been affected otherwise? And it was eminently
proper that the Manila American should refer to
them in these eulogistic words:
""When the First Tennessee Infantry sailed from
lloilo for Cebu the soldiers of this famous regiment
thought that their fighting in the Philippines had
been done. But when they arrived in Cebu and
learned that an engagement was about to take place,
the Tennesseans eagerly volunteered to go against
the enemy. Several of the companies had turned in
their shelter tents and other equipage, but all they
wanted was their rifles and plenty of ammunition.
Krag-Jorgensen rifles were issued to the men of the
First Tennessee Infantry, but no soldier knew better
how to use their old Springfields.
"The country was very rough: in fact, it was all
ravines and ridges, except for one narrow and very
beautiful little valley. On the mountain spurs which
run down towards the sea. the insurrectos had
erected a chain of forts, stretching around a semi-
circle and commanding every avenue of approach.
•'On an elevated knob, about 2 500 yards from the
rebel works, a 3 2-10 gun belonging to Light Battery
G of the Sixth Artillery had been planted. The hill-
side was so steep the cannon was gotten into posi-
tion only with the greatest difficulty. At first, cari-
baos were made use of to drag up the gun. but when
they came to the steep places the clumsy beasts were
useless, and the gun was pulled up the sharp ascent
by a company of soldiers. All this had been done be-
fore the Tennessee regiment arrived, and when the
necessary disposition had been made all was in read-
iness for in attack.
"The attacking forces moved on the insurgent front
in three columns.
"The first column went to the left, and was led by
Maj. Maguire. It consisted of the First Battalion of
the First Tennessee Infantry and detachments from
the Sixth Infantry.
"In the second column, which occupied the centre,
was the Second Battalion of the Tennessee Regiment
and Company K of the Nineteenth Infantry. This
column was under the command of Maj. Whicthorne.
an ofiicer who formerly served with great distinction
in the Confederate Army.
The third column was made up of the Third Bat-
talion of the First Tennessee Infantry and more
troops from the Twenty-third Infantry. This column
icclined toward the right to create a diversion, and
was under the command of Maj. Gillem. Col. Chil-
ders. the commanding officer of the First Tennessee
Regiment, was with the second column, and Brig.-
Gen. Snyder posted himself with artillery, where he
could overlook the whole field and direct the fighting
to the best advantage.
"In moving forward the Americans went up the
ridges, which ran somewhat parallel to one another
from the seashore back to the mountains. After
some well-directed shells from the lone cannon on the
hilltop had been planted in the insurrecto trenches,
the three columns advanced under a fierce fire from
ihe insurgent earthworks on ' the mountain sides
above. This was on the afternoon oi September 22.
The troops under Maj. Maguire encountered the
fiercest resistance, and. inasmuch as the lay of the
country deprived this portion of the attacking force
or" the assistance of the other two columns, the
men under the gallant Maj. Maguire had a very hard
time of it. But they kept cool and stuck to their
work until nightfall. Although they were fighting
side by side, the Tennesseans seemed to be more
lucky than their companions of the Sixth infantry.
None of the Tennessee boys were hit. but out of the
Sixth Infantry there were one killed and six
■ivounded. The side hills were so very steep that the
wounded men were carried back with the utmost
difficulty. The soldiers who were bearing away their
dead comrade slipped and fell, and the body rolled
down hill 200 yards before it stopped.
"The Americans, who slept on their arms that night
'rnchored" themselves before they went to sleep.
Most of the men drove their bayonets into the
ground and then tied themselves to the shank, to
keep from sliding down hill.
""Early the next morning the advance was resumed,
and at this time the Americans were under fire from
three different points. Sheltering themselves as best
they could, they crawled forward up the rugged de-
clivities and poured a deadly stream of lead into the
insurrecto lines. Just as the worst of the struggle
seemed about to begin, when no one doubted but
what a desperate assault would have to oe made in
order to take the insurrecto works, the Insurgents
"".\mong the trophies which the First Tennessee
cpptured at the battle of Cebu was an insurgent bat-
tle flag, and the regiment also took the insurrecto
arsenal. This was located back of the forts, and
here the rebels had been manufacturing brass and
zinc shells for their smooth-bore cannon. These
shells were peculiar-looking things, being plugged
with wood and filled with old scrap iron.
"The insurgents suft'ered severely from the shells
thrown by the cannon on the knob, and bullets from
Springfield and Krag-Jorgensen rifles laid many an
"'Numerous newly-made graves were found in the
rear of the fort, and in a bloody sack which the in-
surgents did not have time to take away with them
were found the remains of a Filipino who came in
ctiitact with a 2-10 inch shell.
"The capture of the insurrecto fortifications at Cebu
was one of the most brilliant things that have been
dene in the Philippine Islands, and all the troops who
participated in the event are entitled to the greite = t
credit. Of the detachment of the Sixth Artillery and
of the men of the Sixth. Nineteenth, and Twenty-
third Infantry, the Tennesseans speak in terms of
the highest praise, and the best of good feeling pre-
THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS,
vailed between the regulars and the volunteers while
they were down there.
"When the insurrectos had been put to flight, and
two companies of the Nineteenth Infantry held the
mountain passes to prevent the return c£ the rebels.
the First Tennessee Regiment reembarkea on the
JiididiiK and came from Cebu to Manila, arriving
iu the harbor on Sunday afternoon. The liiiliiimi
will probably remain in port here for four days be-
fore proceeding to the United States, and it is possi-
ble that the paymaster will pay the gallant Ten-
nesseans a visit in the meantime. The pay-rolls are
all made out, and the boys have room in their pock-
ets for $15,60, or any other amount that may be
coming to them,
"As the last of the volunteers to be mustered out,
and as the only representatives of the South in the
Philippines, as well as for their meritorious services
and excellent fighting qualities, the Fa'st Tennessee
Regiment is assured of an overwhelming welcome
on its return to America. When the transport lit-
(iidiiii gets homo, the whole American nation will
hurrah for the First Tennessee Infantry."
ARRIVAL AT SAN FRANCISCO
CHE fact that Tennessee is proud of the record
made by her soldiers is evidenced by the
enthusiastic way her citizens have gone about
preparing a demonstrative welcome. Not
only will they give the cordial handclasp, but a
business position of some sort is to be secured for
each member of the regiment.
Committees have been organized for weeks, and
all have gone about their duties and specialties as if
in their lexicon, too, there was no such word as fail.
A Nashville delegation to meet the soldeirs at San
Francisco left on November 1. The delegation was
made up of the following persons: B. J. McCarthy,
Miss Mary H Cockrill. Mrs, H, F, Beaumont. Mrs.
Duncan Dorris. .1. S. Chandler. G. T. Halley. Mrs.
K. B, Buckner. Miss Kirby, Mrs J. K. Polk, Mrs, Nat
Gcoch, Mr. and Mrs, William Brandon, of Dover, Hon.
J, W, Gaines, J. W. Frierson, Mrs. A. C. Gillem, Mrs.
James Andrews. Miss Bullock, C. H. Johnson. Mrs.
Elmer Bruce. Mrs. T. W. McMillin, Mrs. R. E, Martin,
W. A. McGraw, Miss Queen. Mrs. Clay Stacker. Mrs.
C. W. Beaumont. Miss Katherine O'Brien, Miss Lou-
ise Heggie, Finis Ewing, Jr., J. A. Cheatham, and
Cave Johnson, of Clarksville, Mrs. J, G, Maguire,
The Iniliinid. bearing the First Tennessee, reached
San Francisco, November 11. at 10 o'clock, having on
board 620 enlisted men and forty-four officers. Since
the regiment left the United States 165 men and 16
officers were discharged, and 91 men and three other
ofllcers took their discharge when the First was
The programme for the entertainment of the re-
turning soldiers at the Tabernacle, is given on
in; THE SUBURBS OF MANILA, SELLING BUFFALO MILK.
FOR THE ENTKKTAINMENT OF THE KETUKNING SOLDIERS, AT
1. Music, "Columbia."
2. Prayer, . . . Bishop T. F. GaiL.r.
3. Music, " Suwanee River."
4. Address on behalf of State, Governor McMillin.
5. Address on behalf of city, . Hon. J. i\I. Head.
6. Address on behalf of all soldiers in this and
former wars, . . Hon. Tully Brown.
7. Music, "America."
8. , Address, . . . President McKinley.
9. Music. "Stars and Stripes Forever, " . Sousu.
10. Response on behalf of the First Tennessee
Re,i:;iment, . . . Col()nc-l Childers.
11. Addresses by distin'^-uished'g'uests, inters])ersed
with music of patriotic airs.
12. Music, " Star Spanyied Banner."
13. Benediction, . . . Dr. J. 1. Vance.
( 3.-. I
Members op the First Tennessee Discharged at San Francisco,
November 23, 1899
COLONEL, . GRACEY CHILDERS
' Chaplain, . Frank M. Wells
John A. Maguire
1st Lieut, and Adjt., B. Nelson Coffman
Wm. J. Whitthorne
2d Lieut, and Quar. . James W. Moore
Alvin C. Gillem
Sergeant Major, . . M. G. Campbell
Major and Strgeox,
. KiciiARr) A Barr
Quartermaster Sergeant, W. N. Macjuire
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates.
George Reed, Captain.
W. A. Alexander, First Lieutenant.
J. E. Kiintz, Second Ijieutenant.
Charles McLester, former Second Lieutenant, was
made First Lieutenant in Cheatham's battalion.
Thirty-seventh Infantry. .J. W. Burks, .Jr.. formerly
Duty Serjeant of this company, was made Second
\Lieutenant of Company H. William Caruthers.
former Corporal, was made First Lieutenant of Com-
Burks, J. W., Jr.
Bean. W. O.
Bowers. R. H.
Campbell. V. G.
Campbell. W. D.
Cockrill. D. S.
Coldiron. D. F.
Cook. J. C.
Cunningham. E. (
Dean, J. F.
Du Ross, N. G.
Farr. J. C.
Hassell, M. H.
Herron. W. W.
Key. G. D.
King, E M.
Lazenby. J. W.
Lamberson. A. B.
Majors. R. K.
Osborn. C. P.
Parker. J. R.
Penny. L. K.
Pettrie, T. B.
Petty. T. J.
Pierce. M. J.
Polk. Jas. K.. Jr.
Rawley. M. J.
Shofner, Earl P
Skelly, J. P.
Tanksley. J. W.
Toon, H. J.
Woods, J. W.
Zulligu. J. E.
I SCENES IN CAMP AT SAN FRANCISCO 2 THE CALIFORNIA SAND HILLS. GOLDEN GATE BEYOND.
3 IN FRONT OF TENT OF LIEUT PATRICK STACKER
REGIMENTAL ROSTER, THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, U. S. V,
Waters. Wm. Wilson. J. G.
Whittaker. Percy B.
Alfred J. Law, Captain.
Robert E. Martin. First Ijieutenant.
.lames T. Quarles, Second Lieu'.enant.
Henry R. Richmond, former Captain, was trans-
ferred to the Thirty-seventh Infantry. C. C. Winnia.
former First Sergeant, was made First Lieutenant in
Ihe Eleventh Cavalry.
GETTING THEIR COIN.
Robert Milam, Captain.
Austin Cabler, First Lieutenant.
W. J. Whitthorne, former Captain, is now Major
of the regiment. Edward S. Fowler, former First
Lieutenant, is now practicing law in San Francisco.
Robert O. Ragsdale. former Second Lieutenant, was
promoted to First Lieutenant, and ihen transferred
to the Thirty-seventh Infantry, Alvin Baskette,
former First Sergeant of Company F, was made Sec-
ond Lieutenant in Company B in Ragsaale's place.
He was afterward transferred to the Thirty-seventh
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates.
Aiken. J. E.
Barker, A. A.
Baugh, M. G.
Blackman, E. C.
Boone. Jesse J.
Bullock, C. E.
Cooper, J. O.
Criswell, J. W.
Darragh. T. D.
Ferris, B. E.
Fowler. O. L.
Gaylord, u. C.
Glenn. O. E.
Gum. John H.
Hood, J. L.
Holt. J. O.
Lane. R. M.
Long. J, F.
Lowthrop, W. M.
Lunn. J. R.
Martin, W. T.
Morgan. W. H.
Murfree. J. B,
Murphy. L. W.
Parham. W. P,
Pond. L K.
Powell. W, E.
Roh'eder. C H.
Roberts. F. B.
Russ. G. H.
Searcy. O, W.
Smith, T, M.
Thomijson. O. L.
\ aughan. R. 1 .
Vaughan, W. T.
Wade. D. F.
Allen. H. A.
Arendell. A. J.
Arundell. A. J.
Baine, Thomas F.
Blankinship, A. B.
Chisho'.m, S. S.
Chlsholm. A. J.
Crump. C. L.
Doherty. G. W.
Eldridge, J. R.
Frizzell. u. C.
Gallimore. J. I.
Gallimore, Wm. E.
Gore, Luke T.
Graves, E. G.
Hallersley. M. J.
Hayes, R. L.
Hilton, John F.
Home, E, R.
Johnson, B. D.
Joiner. W. P.
Jones. Jas. L.
Kinkead. W. W.
Linnville. J. W.
Luck. Jas. M.
Officers and Privates.
Lomasney, D. F.
Lowe. Jas. T.
Meadows. Thos. J.
Miller. J. W.
Mitchell. G. J.
Moore. Don D.
Morgan. J. M.
Myers, W, E.
Prize. W. L.
Quarles, Jas, T,
Rash. G. B.
Rowley. J. H.
Rundle. J. W.
Sheppard. H. N.
Simpson. D. P.
Sweeney, Henry B.
Taylor. W. P.
Taylor. R. L.
Turner. R. E.
Van Hooser. G. H.
Whitstone, M. B.
Whittaker. J. A.
Whittaker. G. F.
William.s. H. A.
REGIMENTAL ROSTER. THE FIRST TENNESSEE RE(iIMENT. V. S. V.
SUSPENSION BRIDGE AT MANILA
CROSSED OFTEN BY TENNESSEANS GOING TO BILIBID PRISON
William J. Oalbreath. Captain.
Edward C. McNeal, First Lieutenant.
Edson E. McNealy, Second Lieutenant.
Joe B. Cocke, former Second Lieutenant, was
transferred to the Thirty-seventh Infantry. Mark G.
Fakes, former Duty Sergeant, was made Quarter-
master Sergeant and Second Lieutenant.
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates.
Aired. James W.
Anderson. Lem O.
Bidwell. G. L.
Blair, Chas. W.
Blair, Paine D.
Boyd, Geo. W.
Braden, H. H.
Bryant, Clay V.
Bryant, Wm. C.
Burapass. Thos. L.
Bumpass. Willie A.
Bush. J. I.
Carter. Wm. H.
Clark. John D.
Clark. Walter C.
Cureton. Marion L.
Davis. G. W.
Downing, J. T.
Drake, G, W.
Duffin. Chas. A.
Elliott. W. B.
Gallaher. John A.
Garland. W. H.
Harvill, M. M.
Harwell. H. W.
Holt, Fred A.
Hooks, Albert L.
Humbert. Jas. H.
Keene. James T.
Kimber, Robt. E.
Ledbetter, N. F,
Marshall, F, E,
Marsh, Geo, D,
McClanahan, A, C.
Milum, Edward S.
Petty. Alvy B.
Plaskett. C. G.
Porter. Allen L.
Sherrell, Wm. B.
Smith, Thos. B.
Staley. James D.
Starr. Chas. L.
Washburn. C. A.
White, Looney A,
Wilson, Chas. W,
Wright, Atticus H,
Wright, Mark J.
'COME SEVEN, COME LEVENI"
REGIMENTAL EOSTKR, THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, U. S. V
BAYONET EXERCISE, SAN FRANCISCO, GAL
James Hager, Captain.
S. M. Williams. First Lieutenant.
Nick Malone. Second Lieutenant.
G. L. Chapman, former First Lieutenant, was trans-
ferred to the Thirty-seventh Infantry
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates.
Bader, H. H.
Barfield, C. A.
Barry, J. L.
Bigley, D. W.
Billis, O. J.
Bonner, W. G.
Burton, R. H.
Buchanan, J. M.
•Caskey, J. L.
■Cheat, H. R.
Clemens. -H. B.
•Curry, J. H.. Jr.
Curry. R. O.
Dillard, W. G.
Douthett. B. C.
Davis, G. W.
Gant, Wm. P., Jr.
Griffin, E. V.
Griffin, W. E.
Grigsby, L. K.
Gussman. C. H.
Irving. J. T.
Johnson. T. J.
King, W. W.
Kirkpatrick. J. D.
Lampley. C. F.
Lawrence. L. P.
Lee. W. T.
Love. J. R.
Malone. Geo. S.
McCroskey, E. J.
McFarland, C. A.
Moore, R. L.
Moore. J. B.
Morrison. W. L.
O'Connor, R. L.
Pool. F. B.
Rains, I. A.
Robinson, D. A.
Rose, G. P.
Ross, E. A.
Scott, C. E.
Searle. B. E.
Shelton. L J.
Shelton. J. R.
Wade, Joe L.
Weimer, A. H.
West. J. B.
Williams, E. W.
Williamson. E. B.
Woolard, C. F.
James Knox Polk. Captain.
H. H. Eastman, First Lieutenant.
Thomas E. Hall)ert, Second Lieutenant.
A. C. Gillem, former Captain, made Major of the
regiment. R. M. Milam, former First Lieutenant,
made Captain Company B.
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates.
AUmond. S. E.
Anderson. R. N.
Arnett. C. F.
Ballentine. O. V.
Barry. R. P.
Black. N. P.
Branch. W. F.
Brown, J. E.
Carter, J. W.
Duff. J. H.
Fertig. T. F.
Freeman. C. E.
Gaines. J. M.
Griffin, N. K.
Grimes. E. L.
Guthrie. I. K.
Hamel. T. N.
Handley. E. M.
Hille. O. G.
Hillman. L. W.
Hills, F. H.
Hollowell. J. M.
Hutson. W. D.
Isbell. C. F.
.(rnkins, .1. E.
Knopp. C. W.
Malone. J. W.
Mangrum. W. N.
Mayes. G. W.
McCarthy. B. E.
Milam, J. H.
Nunnally. E. M.
Partin. M. A.
Phillips, S. N.
Prater, G. H.
Regen, J. H.
Richardson. D. L.
Schlotter. C. H.
Short, P. H.
Slider, C. E.
Smalhvood, W. S.
Snow, J. H.
Stone. D. S.
Summitt, J. (}
Sweeney, E. .^.
Tanner. A. W.
Taylor, E. C.
Thompson, J. A.
Turner, W. G.
Vick. J. S.
Walsh. E. J.
Waters, W. T.
Winslow. U. P.
Warren R. B.
I. LIEUT. C. M MCLESTER.
2 LIEUT. T E HALBERT.
3. LIEUT CAVE JOHNSON
4. LIEUT. C A. RICHARDSON
5 LIEUT JAMES W MOORE.
6 LIEUT. H.H. EASTMAN.
REGIMENTAL ROSTER. THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, U. S. V.
Gaston O'Brien. Captain.
Bowman Ewing. First Lieutenant.
J. Willis Burl-e. Second Lieutenant.
Cave Johnson, former First Lieutenant, and Pat-
rick L. Stacker, former Second Lieutenant, dis-
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates.
AN INNOCENT PASTIME.
Hugh Sparkman. Captain.
Thomas F. Bates. First Lieutenant.
Frank Blakemore. Second Lieutenant.
H. B. Myers, former Captain, was transferred to
the Thirty-seventh Infantry. J. \V. Moore, former
Duty Sergeant, was made Second Lieutenant of Com-
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates.
Bigley, C. S.
Blanton. L. W.
Brannan. W. C.
Creasey. J. P.
Daniels, M. P.
Davis, B. F.
Deal, D. W.
Durham. J. W.
Dyer, J. E.
Ferrell. J. A.
Green, A. J.
Hancock, J. B.
Harrison. H. E.
Hudson. T. R.
Jackson. J. H.
Jones, J. A.
Knight, U. S.
Martin. J. W.
McClain, .4. R.
McClendon. M. B.
Odum, J. P.
Peters. A. V.
Phillips, M. G.
Powell. J. H.
Puterbaugh, C. F.
Quillen, D. F.
Ray, J. H.
Rector, H. W.
Redden. J. T.
Redman. S. O.
Reynolds. R. F.
Slatton, W. A.
Sloan. J. W.
Speck. D. A.
Sublett. O. R.
Wells. A. P.
Wharton, J. J.
Whittaker. M. H.
Williams. J. G.
Willingham, J. W.
Atkinson. John G.
Drown. C. L.
Buckingham, T. E.
Coffman, B. N.
Cooke. H. T.
Daniel. H. L.
Forbes, Wm. A.
Foster, E. J.
Gray, E. E.
Harrison. A. B.
Heggie, Leon A.
Jacks. A. F.
Ligon, G. W.
Lowry, F. M.
Mason. C. J.
Moody. J. S.
Moran. Wm. T.
Morrow. W. H.
Owens. L. D.
Perkins, B. R.
Ralls, C. C.
Roberts. J. P.
Sargent. W. O.
Sands. John M.
Sheppard. J. A.
.Shoopman. J. W.
Smith. V. H.
Sullivan, D. H.
Taylor, D. L.
Tidwell, C. C.
Triplett, R. K.
Tuck. P. W.
Weaks. E. E.
White, C. B.
AVilliams. W. H.
Woodhead. L. F.
OVER THE WASHTUB.
I. LIEUT PATRICK STACKER.
2 LIEUT N N 'PICKARD
3 LIEUT NICK MALONE.
4 LIEUT. BOWMAN EWING.
5 LIEUT MORGAN WILLIAMS.
6. LIEUT. WINSTON PILCHER
REGIMENTAL ROSTER. THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, U. S. Y
SERGT. CLEMENT C. JONES,
WHO CAPTURED A FILIPINO FLAG.
Leon Caraway, Captain.
Ernest Bowles. First Lieutenant.
J. W. Moore. Second Lieutenant.
Nick K. Givens. former Captain, was transferred
to the Thirty-seventli Infantry,
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates,
Alexander, J. W.
Beaton. Will L.
Bottsford, Louis 1.
Boyett. Wni. R
Brewer. \V. T.
Butcher. Thos. W.
Carman. R. S.
Chambers. J. L.
Davis. J. M
Douglas, I. G.
Dowdy. Jesse A.
Gallion. D. H.
Glover, R. E,
Hatfield. A. J.
Hughes, T. C.
Looper. C. W,
Maupin. W. C.
McCartt. J. B.
McGee. G. W.
Oliver. John P.
Peters. R. K.
Phillips, B. O.
Phillips. Thos. L.
Reed. A. J.
Robbins. W. R.
Sexton, J, M,
Sloan, Ben F.
West, J, M,
Zillner, C, F.
Samuel O. Murphey, Captain.
Nixon N. Pickard. First Lieutenant,
Charles A. Richardson. Second Lieutenant.
John C. Patton. former First Lieutenant, was trans-
ferred to the Thirt.v-seventh Infantry.
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates,
Beasley, A. N.
Bolinger. Ed N.
Burke. Gordon L.
Byrd. Thos. R.
Cotton. L. M.
Crosby. H. A.
Darrow. Frank B.
Ferguson. E. A.
Freeman, Allen M.
Gray, R. H.
Harris, W, H.
Hendricks. T. W.
Honeycutt. R. B.
Hu.ggins. L. 11.
Johnson. T. B.
Jones, J, G.
Merrifield, C. P,
Morrison, C. W.
Murray. I. W.
Patterson, J. B,
Peters, J. B.
Peters. R. H.
Phillips. John W.
Pinkerton. R. Lee.
Plunimer. F. S.
Plumnier, Thos. M.
Richardson, Robert 1.
Rosson, John B.
Sheldon, D. B.
Smith. F. A.
Smith. \V. E.
Smith. Sam G.
Talley. J. N.
Thomas. J. L.
Tingley, J, E,
Warren. M. B.
White, G, J,
Whitney, C. V.
Winders. M. H.
Wright. F. G.
I. CAPT TOM ELLIS.
2. ARTHUR S EWING
3. LIEUT A. W. CABLER.
4 CAPT. LOGAN WILLIAMS
5 GUAR. M. G CAMPBELL.
6. LONNIE POLK.
RECIMENTAI. ROSTER, THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, V. S. V.
Carles C. Van Leer, Captain.
AVilliam Caruthers, First Lieutenant.
W, F. Cooper, Second Lieutenant.
Sam Van Leer, former Captain, was transferred to
the Tiiirty-seventli Infantry. Winston Pilcher.
former Second Lieutenant, was made First Lieuten-
ant Company H, afterwards transferred to ttie Tliir-
ty-seventla Infantry. Nat Goocli, former private, was
made Seetnid Lieutenant Company 11.
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates.
Anderson, Chas B.
Baker, J. E.
Bayless, W. F.
Bowman. F. M.
Bratten. W. G.
Childress. S. C.
Coop. \V. W.
Crockett. D. T.
Cockett, H. Y.
Doak, S. T. C.
Fi'.jua. R. W.
Oiimsley. W. h.
Hannah, S. M.
Hare, C. A.
Hillman. C. E.
House. B. J.
Hynes. D. F.
Jones, H. C.
Kinney. W. F.
Knox. Frank T.
Large. D. F.
Leathers, G. W.
Lennerly. W. T.
Leslie. A. T.
Lovell, E. J.
Maynor, W. E.
Melton, W. C.
Nichol. Geo. E,
Oliver, E. R,
Phillips. E. B.
Robinson. R. D.
Sloan. W. B.
Smiley. W, S.
Sudduth. A. G.
Sudduth. W. S.
Turner, P. T.
Whitson. R. R.
Wood. S. J.
Wood. T. F.
Workman. C. E.
BAYONET EXERCISE, SAN FRANCISCO, GAL.
Sheffield Clark. Captain.
Martin Dismukes. First Lieutenant.
Nat Gooch. Second Lieutenant.
Noncommissioned Officers and Privates.
Archii)a!cl. W, A.
Bass, G. R.
Beauford, F. P.
Benson. G, R.
Bivens, J, M,
Blair. S. F.
Bratton. S. C.
Chrisman. .1. M.
Cleveland. G. W.
Cordell, G. N,
Critz, T. L.
Ewangcr. W. F.
Ferrell. J. P.
Fox, J. E.
Freera:in. J. F.
Harris, K. A.
He:ly, T. J.
llextrum. Chr.s, H.
Hickey. H. B.
Hoppes. G. A.
Hosay. J, H.
Hughes, G. W.
Jacobson, J. S.
Jones, J. A.
Jones. R. N.
Knapke, W. F.
Lytle, W. R.
Mackel. J. J.
MoPeters. W. N.
Miller. F. R.
Nelson, C. A.
Newsom, J. B.
Porter, B, K.
Riuerd, T. L,
Riley, \V, A.
Rodgers, A, F,
Rutledge, L, R,
Saunders, E, O,
Sawyers, J, J,
Settle, J, W,
Scott, W, L,
Stoutt. B. B.
Strunk H, L,
Sullivan, 'i'. m.
Talley, G, T.
Whitehead. T. S.
Womac G A.
Young. A. H.
I GEN MILLER REVIEWING TROOPS.
2. DRESS PARADE.
3. BATTALION DRILL.
REGIMENTAL ROSTER, THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT. U. S. V.
COL. W. C. SMITH AND STAFF.
Discharged at Manila
IN THIS LIST THE GKEATER P.\RT KE-ENLISTED, AND A NUMBER I.EKT THE PHILIPPINES FOR A TRIP
AROUND THE WORLD. A FEW CAME ON TO SAN FRANCISCO.
Averill. F. L
Ball. V. L.
Beatty. J. E.
Cabrut, J. N.
Duckworth. J. T
Fitzpatrick, J. E
Grizzard, B. D.
Hodge, J. H.
Kimball, A. L.
Martindale. M. J.
Newkirk, A. J.
Peck. E. H.
Penny, M. B.
Pierce. Maurice J.
Smith. C. M.
Todd. C. S.
Wharton, .1, H.
Batts, T. N.
Berry, C. R . .Jr.
Bruger, H. E.
Cook, R. R.
Cowdeu. .T. W.
Grimes. .1. L.
Glenn. W. H.
Hurt. B. E.
Liebhart. N. H.
McKisack. R. L.
Morgan. J, H.
Notgrass. C. B.
Ormes. L. B.
Overton. W. .1.
Pirie. .J. G.
Reed. W, L.
Russell. P. F.
Simpson. L. O.
Skillern. R, C.
Slaight, J. T.
Smythe. J. M.
Spencer, .1. B.
Strong, L. P.
Watts, W. O.
Watts, H. C.
Wright. F. D.
Allison. W. F.
Birdwell. ,Ias. K.
Daniels, .1. H.
Hail, B. M. ■
Martin, D. R.
Steakley. D. L,
Tothacer, Jas. M.
I. CAPT. JAS. K POLK.
2. CAPT A J. LAW.
3 CAPT. SAM VAN LEER
4. CAPT. R. M. MILAM.
5. CAPT. HU B. MYERS.
6. CAPT. L. A. CARAWAY.
7. CAPT. GEORGE REED
REGIMENTAL ROSTKR. THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT. U. S. V.
LIEUT. W F COOPER.
Armstrong, W. F.
Bloom, Calvin H,
Brothers, C. L.
Brooks. Cas. C.
Costner. Wm. R.
i^rownover. J. M.
Drake, Mark P.
Inman, S. E.
Kelly, W. J.
McNeal. Chester G.
Moore, Milton M.
Oleson, Ole .J.
Penpiugton. C. W.
Plaskett, J. W,
Potts. Sara T.
Saddler, P. E.
Strong, L. R.
M'allace. Milton E.
Browder. W. C.
Crandall. T. A.
Fryar. R. H.
Gilnian. A. V.
Johnson, O. W.
Lee. I. E.
.McCord, A, L.
Pool. L. C.
Rookcr, C. A.
Smith, B, A.
Beaumont, H. F.
Bruce. Wm. R.
Campbell. A. M.
Carson, O. H.
Chapman, F. E.
Collingsworth. B. F.
Fleming. F. H.
Gibbs, Q. D.
Gillem. S. J.
Gillespie. J. W.
Gillock. R. F.
Glase. D. L.
Huggins, L. R.
Kelly, C. J.
Kimzie. A. J.
Mann. W. C.
Mickle, J, M.
Rea. R. M.
Roberts, F. O.
Samuels. J. H.
Samuels. O. W.
Sawyer. L. E.
Alexander. J. S.
Barrett. A. M.
Brothers, B, R.
Connor. E. B.
Finney. J. I.
Glasgow. J. T.
Haggerty. P. P,
HoMer. C. A.
Kuowles. J. E.
Little, Thos. L.
Moore, J. W.
Osborne. W. T.
Tucker, W. H.
Wallace, C. C.
Waller. J. W.
Williams, J. W.
Wood. J. H.
Wright, R. E.
WAITING MARCHING ORDERS.
REGIiMENTAL ROSTER. THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, U. S. V.
REVIEW AT THE PRESIDIO TENNESSEE REGIMENT PASSING GENERAL MILLER.
Davidson. W. E.
Dorris. L. C.
Ellis, Thos. H.
Evans, A. O.
Hudson, M. J.
Kendrick. J. C,
Moore, C. L.
Poore. J. Z.
Rollow, E. W.
Smith, R. B.
Stacker. Clay, Jr.
Tate. John H.
Woodhead. H. P.
Alexander, W. T.
Alton, Wm. H.
Carrlger, G. C.
Duff, J. T.
Dye, Chas. B.
Leach, D. P.
Long, John W.
Martin, W. B.
McGinnis, W. P.
McFadden, W. A.
Moses, Jas. H.
Orange, N. P.
Redman, J. A.
Taylor, J. W.
Butler. A. J.
Davidson. W. M.
Duffer, J. P.
Pathera, J. E.
Fox, John P.
Hardacre, C. G.
Hart, J. H.
Hedge, R. M.
Jones, S. B.
Menos, W. S.
Hyatt, T. Lee.
Proctor, Wm. J.
Rodgers. R. L.
Tandy, Jesup S.
Thornburg, John P.
Tubbs. J. C.
WatUins. S. D.
Bass, R. J.
Bowling. W. K.
Clark, J. C.
Costen, J. R.
Cummins. J. D.
David, C. R.
Pletcher, J. L.
Graves, G. L.
Green, J. G.
Johnson, L. E.
Jones, J. R.
Jones, W. G.
Lucas, J. E.
McEwen, John A., Jr.
Morton. W. E.
Smith, C. P.
Smith. T. W.
Snyder, J. R.
Walker, R. H.
Walker. W. J.
Allen, G. L.
Butler, R, W.
Davis. B. E.
Decker, T. P.
Deva'll, H. L.
Dodson, A. J.
Higgs, B. C.
Litchfield, L. O
Preston, W. R.
Smith, T. H.
Strunk, I. M.
Sullivan, T. E.
Taylor. J. T.
Tiulor. J. R.
I OFF FOR MANILA.
2. THE TRANSPORT INDIANA RETURNING TO AMERICA.
REGIMENTAL ROSTER, THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, U. S. V
In addition to those named above as having been
discharged in the Philippines, the following, whose
names cannot be found in the regimental roster, are
Noncommissioned Staff — W. R. Davis. Boyd John-
son. Arthur E. Emory. Frank A. Smith. George J.
Band— L. C. Gaylord, Frank A. Wrigut.
Company A — Jas. T, Breunning, Chas. P. Thruston.
C. Walter Guerin.
Company B — P. C. Seymour. Lee K. Pona, E. Alex-
Company E — Ed Gregory, L. P. Woodley. J. P. Da-
vidson, O. J. Kirkland.
Company I — W, T. James.
Company L — J. E. Brown. Joseph Fletcher. C. B.
Ewing. Charles Richardson.
Company H — J. M. Rander.
Company G — C. B. Montgomery. James D. Muse,
Emile Hertner. Roy Johnson, V. Blakemore, E, Pow-
Company F — A, F. Grimes, J. F. Knapp. Chas.
Company C — C. C. Winna.
Company M— T. L. Richards, J. Ford, E. O. Sam-
uels, D. H. Sibbett. John Plaskett.
Company K — Harry Johnson. R. H. McDonald, G.
R. DufHn. John K. Zil^enheim, Wm. A. Garland, Hop-
kins K. Ellick.
Those who determined to make a trip around the
R. S. Coulter. R. C. Crutchfield.
C. H. Stacker. M. Martindale,
E. W. Rollow. M, J, Pierce.
Boyd Johnson. C. L. Baker.
J. N. Rundle, J. H. Tate,
Y. C. Kendrick. J. N. Wharton.
Logan Williamson and H. L. Frierson went to
Europe via the Suez Canal
Percy L. Jones. Captain and Assistant Surgeon,
and R. M. Kirby-Smith, Captain and Assistant Sur-
geon, remained in the Philippines to practice med-
Discharged in 1898.
Following is the list of soldiers discharged at San
Francisco, in October, 18ft».
Band — Privates Hope. Duke, Lewis, Floyd, and W,
Company A — Privates Luther L. Banks, Thomas
Goodall, John H. Grey, Thomas Nixon, Nathan P.
Harris. Patrick H. Russell. Earl P. Shoffner, Harry
L. Scott, Fred L, Stewart, Karl Stokes, Harry Winn,
A. L. Windle, R. W. and T nomas Woods.
Company B — Sergt. Robert D. Compton, Privates
Israel W. Bennett, Joseph A. Boehms, John Schap-
man. Lenniel Cooke, Charles Goad, Nat C. Hickey,
William Irwin, James H. Jenkins. James S. Jenkins,
Err,est Kidwell, Robt. M. Lindsley. Walter W. Mar-
shall. Charles Metcalfe. William Newton. Harvey A.
Piikington. T. Albert Reilley. Henry L. Smith, Rufus
Stokes, Martin Taylor, Daniel Ware.
Company C — Privates William H. Birdwell, James
Ccok, Frank Fitzgerald, William R. Harris. Luther
Kirkpatrick. Henry Longworth, Joseph Smith, Wil-
liam W. Robinson.
Company D — Privates Reuben J. Brown. Ambrose
Burger, William E. Curry, John B. Free, Felix R.
GLbon, Henry Jones, Nelson Llewellyn, William
Moffatt, Russell M. Sharp, Edgar B. Washburn, Mor-
gan R. Woosnam.
Company E — Privates Adam Diehl, Jr., P. H. Far-
rell. J. W. Moore, Wm. R. Jenkins, R. M. Samuels,
Jr., Fred J. Sitzler, James Steincamp.
Company F — Privates Marion C. Beatty. Charles
Bcnville. Hal. Ledford. Alexander R. McCorkle,
Charites T. Neil, James S. Parker, Felix Smith,
Raphael S. Wright.
Company G — Corporals J. F. Manning and Ala
Sims, Privates Lee Able, Marion J. Barnett, H. Clay
Craig. John F. Gibson, John Q. Lewis. Thos. B. Ma-
son, Walter McBride, Carl B. Montgomery. Lawrence
B. Sauford, Alexander Sheppard, Thomas J. Smart,
Smith Stewart, Austin Talley. Robert C. Wor.haim,
J. Ewing Wright.
Company H — Corporal Howard Bland, and Pri-
vates Jams H. Adkits, George H. Benson, Jackson
Beymer, Walter Chester, James Claypool, William
P, Ewell, Richard V, Gossett, Joseph Gunter, Charles
Hamatty, Walton Hurst, John W. Jackson, Albert G,
Jenkins, Horace G. Saunderson, Alexander Sheppard,
Gus Summer, John D. Williams, George W. Waller.
Company I — Privates Perry Byrd, James L. Col-
lins, Charles F. Hoard, Albert W, Larue, George W.
Larue, Jesse D. Lewis. James L. Lovelace, John Mus-
covalley, Millard F. Newport. John S. Robertson,
Porter Sellars, Gilbert Sexton, William Z. Sharp,
Engine Travis, Paul G. White. Gaines Whitecotton.
Company K — Privates Albert E. Cudworth, Wil-
liam W. Cox, John Dean, Edward H. England, Henry
Ferguson, Lawson C. Guun, Mann G. Gunn, Thomas
W. Gunn. William R. Halsey. Frank W. Leyley, Law-
rence B. Nichols, and Walter Walling.
Company L — Sergt. Gideon Fields, Corporals John
R. Aylor, William M. Petty, and Thomas P. Poe,
Privates William L. Bailey, Edward J. Dougherty,
John H. Douglass, James M. Douglass, George Dun-
can, William F. Gaughey, Horace McBee, William H.
McCoy, Robt, L. McKinney. Edward L. Moss, George
Phillips, Charles Post, Eugene Whitson.
Company M— Sergt. John B. Bright. Corporal Chas.
A. Clegg, Privates L. Gratton Bright. Hugh E. Bligh,
William F. Casey, John B, Cothran, Little B. Cotton,
T Fred Cook. Milton B. Davidson, Ready Donoho,
George E. Edwards, George K. Fletcher, Martin L.
Holt. James W. McClanahan, John McKinney, Jas.
C. McNatt, Richard Miles, Christopher Nielson, Finis
Scutherland, Robert L. Todd, Daniel E, Vaugh, John
S. Weidor. and l^illicont Wiiite.
.IdHN S. LUTTItEI.I.,
PriViLte — L'uniimny G. Naslnille. May n. 1S38.
Priviiti- — Coiiipiiny G. Nu^hvill.•, .Imie 10. 1S9».
I'rivate — Company D, San Friuicibro. .luiie 30. 1898.
William W. KiN(i,
Private — Company E, San Ki-ani-isi-o, July 2. 1898.
Charles D. Gamble,
Private — ronipauy A, Sau KranciM-o. .lul.\ 1-. 1898.
Charles A. Kanadv,
Private —t'onii>any L, San Francisco. J ul.\ 12, 1898.
Private — Company C, San Francisco. July 15. 1898.
James E. Stafford,
Private — Company C, San Francisco. July 21. 1898.
Joseph L. Baker,
Private — Company B, San Francisco. July 23, 1898.
Private — Company E. San Francisco, .luly 29. 1898.
Percy B. Wiiittaker,
Private — Company B, San Francisco. August 12, 1898.
Private— Company C. San Francisco. August 16. 1898.
\\'ili.tam a. Uimpass,
Private — ('onipan.'. D. San Francisco, Octoljer 4. 1898.
Private — Company B.
Private— C"mpariy B. Haley, Tenn., on furlough. October
Private — Company M. San Francisco. -
A. B. McClain,
Private — Company G. Manila, January 11, 1899.
John A. Meyers.
Private — Conjpany H. Manila. January 20. 1899.
William C Smith.
Colonel — Manila (died on the battlefield), February .5. 1899.
James A. Garvey,
Private — Company A. Manila, Februarys, 1899.
Lewis J. Leland,
Chaplain — III. ilo. Isle of Panay. February IS. 1899.
James V. Morris,
Private- Company M. Iloilo. February 18. 1899.
Fred J. Sitzler.
Private — Company E. Ridge Post. Tenn.. M.irch 12. IH99.
Joseph ]j. Walker,
Corporal — Company B. Manila. March IT. 1899.
William H. Wallace,
Private— Company L, Manila, March 20. 1899.
Private — Company — , Iloilo, August 30. 1899.
Private — Comnany li. Iloilo. September 2. 1899.
Frank F. McNeal,
Private — Corapany I), San Francisco, November 11, 1898.
Walter M. Parrish. LirriEN B. Price,
Private — Company C. by accident. Iloilo, March 19, 1899. Corporal -Company A, by accident, Cebu, September 12
James C. Bullinoton,
Corporal- Company F, in actioo, Iloilo, September IS. 1899.
(THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT.
In among-st the city's bustle, out among-st the rural ways,
These, "our boys," passed on unnoticed, in the uneventful days.
Peace held sway and, all untroubled, half forgot that war's alarm
Mig-ht yet roar about her pathway with the voices of the storm.
But there came a day when insult was accorded to the flag-;
As the tocsin rang out shrilly, who would recreant prove or lag?
True there hovered in the distance prospects of a direful fate —
But our hero-sons responded, fearless, stalwart, and elate !
Let us render them the homage that the regiment earned well
Through the nights of anxious waiting, through the days of shot and
Liberty is not in danger whatsoever threat annoys.
Long as she can have such cli.inipidiis as she has to-day, "our boys!"
I. WAITING THE TRAIN FOR SAN FRANCISCO
^T CHERJKEE PARK NEAR NASHVILLE. JUNE lO. 1898.
GENERAL COMMITTEE ON ARRANGEMENTS
M. T. Bryan. Chairman; K. A. H.aiey. Sec -eta y:
John Allison, Tnlly Biown, S. .A.. Champion, G. H.
Baskette, .John D. Anderson, E. C. I.ewis, Patton
Cheatham, Will Cummins. M. F. Cockrill, .Joe
Warner, Dr. John A, Currey, Lytton Taylor. L, R.
Eastman, Andrew Milam, Dr. Nat Gooch. Dr. R. E.
Fort, Capt, George Hagar. Capt. W. R. Garrett. Capt.
West Morton. M. B. Pilcher. Wm. Stewart, Oliver
Timothy, .James L. Demoville. George S. Kinney,
Theo. Cooley. Rev. Ira Landrith. Rev. .J. I. Vance.
C. S. Caldwell. W. L. Dudley. A. D. Wharton, W, K,
Fhillips, John Hitchcock, Jacob Geiger, John Caruth-
ers, John H. Polk. James Crutchfield. Thomas Good-
all, B. J. McCarthy. H. W. Buttorff. Jos. R. West, Rev.
Isadora Lewinthal, Rev. Dr. Ellis, Capt, Hutcheson.
John C. Brown, Capt. Kramer. Jordan Stokes. R. L,
Morris. C. A. Sharenberger, James S. Glenn. Firman
Smith. W. G. Sadler, John P. JJickman. Prof. John
L. Wright. Dr. Black. John C, Ferriss, Prof. W. C.
Kilvington, W. A. Cheatham, A. V. S. Lindsley, Jas.
Trimble. Gen. G. P. Thruston. J. W. Bonner, John W.
Childress, J. M. Anderson, Dr. J. W. Maddin. Jr.,
Gen. H. C. Lamb, Capt. A. J. Harris, Dr. R. A. Halley,
John H. DeWitt, C. C. Trabue, Gen, W. H. Jackson.
Dr. Charles Johnson, T. P. Calhoun, Dr. R. Stone-
slreet. Chief Henry Curran, Percy Kinnaird. L. B.
Fite, A. V. Goodpasture. Dr. W. J. Morrison. Capt.
H. J. Cheny, E. R. Richardson. John W^. Hunter. Jos.
S. Carols, A. W. Wills, Dr. D. F. Banks, Tim John-
sor.. Will B. Myers, O. C. Cunningham, Dr. D. H.
Price. John M. Sperry. Gen. Charles Sykes, C. L. Rid-
ley, T. M. Gaines, Henry Tanksley. B. J. Hodge, W.
T. Osborne. Maj. Jo Vaulx. Baxter Smith. Nathan
Cohn, M. S. Lebeck, Samuel Berger, B. B, Allen, L.
H. Geny, T. O. Morris. C. H, Sanders, J. M. S,
Pettitt. W. W. Smith. J. G. Summitt, O. G, Hille, G.
W. W. Sweeney, H. M. Doak. \V. W. Knox, Dr. W. L.
Dismukes, Jos. Lindauer, R. A. Henry. J. Matt. Wil-
liams, Dr. R. L. C. White, Wm. J. Kwing. J. Taylor
Stratton, Sam Newsom, Di-. A. B. Bradfonl. Dr. F. H.
Compton, Dr, John B, Talbot. James Grundy, H. M.
Meeks, Wm. Gerst. George A. Weber, J, W. Biker.
Tip Gamble. Adam Diehl. George W. Fall. (Jilford
Dudley, Reau Folk. Henry Morrow, J. L. McWhorter,
J. H. McPhail. Jesse W. Thomas. Dr. Marvin McFer-
riii. W. N. Bilbo. George McWhirter, B. H. Beazley,
C. K. C. Wheeling, B. F. Moore. James Ryan. George
H. Moore Sr.. Edwin A. Price, Dr. Thomas R. New-
mc.n, W. W. Page. Dr. W. T. Harwell, Wyman Reed,
H. B. Buckner. Robert Curry. Charles Eastman. Jr.,
Di. W. H. Halbert. Pat Griffin. W. T. Hardison. W. J.
Vi.rley. AV. D. Mille;-. J. B. OBryan. Gov. Benton Mc-
Mesdames H. B. Buckner. Jas. K. Polk, E. E.
Hoss, A. C. Gillem, Nat Gooch, John J. Vertrees, H.
C. Beaumont, M. S. Cockrill. G. P. Rose. W. H. Bum-
pass. M, B. Pilcher. W. G. Sadler. J. W. Allen, Elmer
Bruce. D, R. Dorris. R. G. Throne. John H. Baskette,
J M. Head, John C. Gaut, John M. Gaut, John W,
Childress, J. S. Pilcher, L. R, Campbell, H, Solin
sky, M, S. I^ebeck, John W. McAlister. A. M. Shook
W. J. Morrison. Mary P. McGuire. G. W. Gilford
E C. .Andrews. Wm. Hume, J. K. Rains. Alice Ridley
W. J. McMurray. Andrew Milam. Wesley Mouon:
Will Minchin, A. J. Laws. S. W. Edwards, J. B. Han-
cock, A. H. Robinson. W. K. Black, S. A. Champion
Percy Warner. John R. Frizzell. Spencer McHenry
W. L. Granbery, Hamilton Parkes. J. H. Acklin, John
H. Reeves. Claude Street. Ed Stahlman. W. H, Mitch-
ell. Edward McNeely, Andrew Price, Frank Harde-
man, A. D. Marks. Ittie Kinney Reno, Berry Bayless,
M. T. Polk. Corinne G. Eastman, Wm. Simmons,
Jesse R. Norton, Fred Cummins. Irene Sloan, Abbie
Reed, Ed Cooper, Alice Branch, Dan Kinney, W. D.
Misses Mary Demoville, Ella Brown, Medora Cheat-
ham, Ada Morrow. Idella Sawrie, Eunice Polk, Wilola
McCord. Mary Moore, -May Burton, Mary Hoss, Lou-
ise Kali, Cora Hays. May Sadler, Addie Williamson,
L. Graff Wies, Louise Bransford. Alice Rains. Louise
MtJlonry, Willie Fall, Mary Dibrell. Willie Fite, Es-
telle Shook. Zara Ruhm, Odiline McCarthy, Louise
Hill. May Grantland, Cornelia Pearcy, Virginia L.
Briggs, Nannie Dudley Pilcher. Elsie Briggs, Mollie
C'aiborne, Lucy Eastman, .Addie Douglas, Sammie
Ki ith. Ada Rice. Elizalieth Price, Lizzie Atchison,
Mary Mitchell, Mary E, Williams. Susie Luck. Ma-
mie L. Pierce. Felicia Porter, Cora Hager. Sadie
Kinney, Elizabeth Clark.
THE FIRST TENNESSEE REOIMENT, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS.
John D. Anderson, Chairman; R. A. Halley. Sec-
retary; E. C. Lewis. G. H. Baskette, Dr. W. L. Dud-
ley. H. M. Brennecke, Firman Smith, W. T. Hardison.
Maj. W. H. Morton, E. R. Richardson. Jo Frank.
Tully Brown. Mrs. G. P. Rose, Mrs. M. T. Polk. Mrs.
H. B. Buckner, Mrs. E. C. Andrews.
Maj. E. C. Lewis. Chairman; Maj. J. W. Thomas.
E. C Andrews, G. N. Tillman, R. M. Dudley. L. K.
Hart, Dr. J. Y. Crawford, N. D. Malone, W. D. With-
erspoon. Lee Brock, Jacoh Geiger, G. M. Neely. Rob-
ert Carmack. Edgar Jones, James B. Carr. Joseph
Frank, John Ruhm, Sr., P. A. Smith, W. C. Dibrell,
F. P. MeWhirter, Ike Johnson, John J. McCann. Wil-
liam Litterer. Dr. J. B. Murrey. Andrew Price. Edwin
M. Barnes, Robert L. Campbell, Jo. M. Warren. J.
W. Johnson, A. W. Wills. Dr. Nat Gooch, B. J. Mc-
Carthy. John P. Hickman, W. B. Bayless. Dr. W. B.
Lee, A. B. Anderson, T. O. Morris. Mrs. G. P. Rose.
COMMITTEE TO RECEIVE THE REGIMENT AT
J W. Gaines, Chairman; H. B. Buckner, B. J. Mc-
Carthy, Mrs. Robert E. Martin. P. M. Gritnn. Miss
Eunice Murphy, Miss Elizabeth Kirby. Mrs. Elmer
L. Bruce, Mrs. J. H. Andrews, Mrs. Alvin C. Gillem,
Mrs. Alice M. Branch, Miss Mary E. Warmack, Mrs.
Nathaniel Gooch. Miss Mary Hill Cockrill, Mrs. R. B.
Buckner, Mrs. Mary C. Dorris, George T. Halley, Mrs.
H. F. Beaumont, Mrs. M. T. Polk, Mrs. James K. Polk,
Charles H. Johnson, Nashville; James A. Cheatham,
Miss Kathleen O'Brien, Miss Queen. Mrs. C. W.
Bailey, Mrs. Clay Stacker, Mrs. C. W. Beaumont,
Miss Louise Higgle, Cave Johnson, Clarksville; Mrs.
Bullock, Franklin: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frierson, Co
lumbia; J. S. Chandler, Hermitage; Finis Ewing,
Jr.. Hampton Station; Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Brandon,
Dover; W. A. McGraw, Fort Henry: Robert L. Mor-
ris, Paris; Mrs. T. M. McMillin, Hopkinsville; Mrs.
John G. Magnire, McMinnville.
E. C. Andrews. Chairman: Capt. A. J. Harris. Chas
H. Sanders, N. D. Malone, B. J. McCarthy. W. M
Cassetty, J. B. Carr, Theodore Cooley. R. A. Halley
C. S. Caldwell, Jo B. Morgan, W. C. Collier. Will Cum
mins, Joseph Lindauer, A. V. Gooilpasturo, John B
Ransom, Paul Eldridge, Byrd Douglas, E. D. \Vr<'nne
Robert Lusk. W. Dudley Gale. R. P. Webb, Hugh K.
Alderson, Alex Hunter, W. P. Rutland, G. W. Bran-
don. L. B. Fite, G. M. Neely. T. B. Dallas, Mrs. E. C.
Andrews, Mrs. G. P. Rose, Mrs. Thomas Pettus, Mrs.
E E. Hoss, Mrs. J. C. Gaut, Mrs. M. B. Pilcher, Mrs.
L. L. Terry, Mrs. J. K. Rains.
Hon. J. M. Head. Chairman: H. M. Brennecke, G.
N. Tillman. E A. Price. L. R. Eastman, J. W.
Gaines. John N. Sperry, John Caruthers, A. D. Marks,
A. W. Wills.
Dr. W L. Dudley, Chairman; G. H. Baskette, Dr.
R. L. C. White, S. A. Champion. J. W. Thomas, E. C.
Lewis, John D. Anderson. J. M. Head, Firman Smith,
John C. Brown, W. R. Garrett. Theo. Cooley, H. M.
Brennecke, Mrs. M. T. Polk, Mrs. Elmer Bruce, Mrs.
E. C. Andrews, J. W. Gaines, G. P. Thruston, Gov.
Benton McMillin, W. T. Hardison, John Allison, W.
J. Varley, Tully Brown, M. S. Cockrill, Geo. F. Hager,
W. H. Morton, Capt. W. A. T. Kramer, W. H. Morton,
W. D. Miller, Mrs. Mary C. Dorris, Mrs. Berry Bay-
John W. Thomas, Chairman; John D. Anderson,
A. W. Wills, H. M, Brennecke. John P. Hickman. M.
S. Cockrill. H. W. Buttorff. E. R. Richardson, Geo.
S. Kinney. John Caruthers. Percy Kinnaird, Jesse W.
Thomas. Charles Sykes, Charles H. Sanders. Russell
Capt. W. R. Garrett, Chairman; Capt. Geo. F. Ha-
ger. Capt. W. H. Morton. Capt. M. B. Pilcher, Col.
Baxter Smith. Capt. Joe B. OBryan, Capt. W. B. Wal-
ton, Col. Thos. L. Claiborne, W. H. Bowman, Gen.
H. C. Lamb. Capt. W. A. T. Kramer, uol. Hutchinson,
Capt. B. G. Wood.
H. M. Brennecke, Chairman; O. J. Timothy, Jas.
L. Demoville. Jo Frank, R. T. Quarles. Joe Buford,
C. W. Rives, Joe M. Warren, John P. Hickman, Chas.
Tritchler, Mrs. John J. Vertrees, Mrs. M. B. Pilcher,
Mrs. S. A. Champion, Mrs. Ittie Kinney Reno, Mrs.
F. L. Blum, Miss Ella Brown, Miss Medora McAlis-
tcr. Miss Idella Sawrie, Miss Mary Dibrell, Miss Liz-
zie Atchison, Miss Addie Douglass.
MAJOR AND SURGEON R A BARR
THE FIRST TENNESSEE EEGIMENT, UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS.
Firman Smith. Chairman: Judge J. W. Bonner, W.
C. Kilvington. George McWhirter, John H. DeWitt,
Alfred Levine. J. W. Johnson. Frank Henniger, Leon
F. Miller, Mrs. W. D. Haggard. Jr., Mrs. L. R. Camp
bell. Mrs. M. S. Lebeck, Miss Mary Demoville, Miss
Pri'die Polk, Miss Elizabeth Price, Miss Ada Morrow,
Miss Nannie Dudley Pilcher, Miss Susie Porterfieid.
S. A. Champion, Chairman; Judge J. M. Anderson.
Dr. Rufus Fort, Capt. A. J. Harris, T. O. Morris. Na-
than Cohn, John Hitchcock, Dr. George H. Price,
Wm. Gerst, E. A. Price, Thos. J. Tyne, Andrew Mi-
lam John A. Demoville, B. F. Moore, Tip Gamble,
J. W. Baker.
PRINTING COMMi i TEE.
G. H. Baskette, Chairman; Rev. Ira Landrith.
Reau Folk, A, V. S. Lindsley, John W. Hunter. R. A.
Henry, H. M. Meeks, Thomas Goodall.
Theo. Cooley, Chairman; A. D. Wharton, Dr. W.
A. Cheatham, Capt. H. J. Cheny, Samuel Burger, J.
Matt Williams. Charles Eastman, Jr., A. G, Brandon.
SOUVENIR PROGRAMME COMMITTEE.
G. H. Baskette, Chairman; E. C. Lewis, Jo Frank,
compiler and editor. Will T. Hale.
CLARKSVILLE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
Julian F. Gracey. Chairman; Judge C. H. Bailey,
Maj. Clay Stacker, Capt. A. F. Smith, T. D. Lockett,
John C. Brown. Chairman: James A. Ryan, James H. T. Drane. George Perkins. Mrs. A. F. Smith, Mrs.
Grundy. M. S. Lebeck. Robert Currey, O. G. Hille. George Wartiekl. Mrs. Clay Stacker.
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^l^Castner-Knott Dry Goods Co.
RETAILERS TO THE ENTIRE SOUTH,
f C tew/S. MAr^AaCH
JNO S LEWIS, Sscf.
The Leading Southern Brewery
With its Crown of Purity and its Health and
Strength-g-iving- properties, makes it the
Finest and most dolicious Hop Beverage in
Christendom to-day '■
n you cannot get Gerst Bottled Beer from
your Dealer, write us for Price.
SHIPPED TO ALL PARTS
OF THE COUNTRY.
ALL TIIL KXGKAVIXGS
IN THIS PriiLICATION
WKKK MADK BY
The SoiitluM-n I^nLi:ra\in,i;- Co.,
Yours TRULY, Wm. LOVEMAN.
Welcome, mothers, sisters, sweetheart-^ of these heroes into
our Millinery Emporium, where Hiyh-L'rade Trimmed Hats, at
very low prices, can be found. Give us a call.
M. B. LOVEMAN & CO.,
TELEPHONE 3126-2. 310 Union St.. Near College St.
Vanderbilt University. : /v^QONEY SCMOOL
Academic. Engineering. Medical. Law. Dental.
Biblical and Pharmaceutical Departments.
Unexcelled Equipment in e;ioh Department.
Courses in Civil. Electrical. Mechanical and Mininj^
Eng'ineering' with complete shops and laboratories.
For full information, address
WiLs Williams, Bursar,
W. D. MOONEY, Principal,
The Returning Soldier Boys ^
Will likely want to " fix up" for their best girls.
They will find the Pennsylvania Hat Co. head-
quarters for Hats and Fine Furnishing Goods nt moder-
ate prices. Our line of Old Hickory Soft and Stiff Hats
are the best $;i.l)0 hats in the country. Our $1.00,
$1.50 and $-2.0() hats for men, and .50 cents and $!.00
hat for boys can't be equaled anywhere at our
PENNSYLVANIA HAT CO.,
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•^''' W I X MS
CHERRY ST., Near Maxwell House,
Electric Light & Power Co.
F. S. HAMBLETON. Prcsidetil. E. G. CONNBTTE, General A/anager.
E. C. LEWIS, Vice Presiiicnl. N. P. YEATMAN, Secrelary and Treasurer.
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OFFICE, WILLCOX BUILDING,
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