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First Colorado Infantry, U. S. V 





Who was with the Regiment throughout the Campaign and through the 
Courtesy of Commanding Officers 




Boc6 Collection 




San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 8, 1899. 

To Whom it May Concern: 

This is to certify that the historical account of the First Col- 
orado Regiment, written by Arthur C. Johnson especially for 
"Campaigning in fhe Philippines" is correct to the best of my 
knowledge, he having had access to official records in compiling 

the work. 


Colonel First Colorado Infantry, U. S. V. 

Taken near Block-houS2 No. 5. 


'HE First Regiment, Colorado Infantry, U. S. V., saw a full year 
of Luzon's erratic seasons. This regiment, one of the pioneers 
of the foreign service, landed in time to find the rainy season of 
1898 at its wettest and stayed to complete the cycle of rams, 
roasts, typhoons, winds and even earthquakes. The "flag- 
raisers" at Manila joined in the opening overture of the campaign 
against the Spanish and followed up the peaceful situation they 
helped to establish with the Dons by chiming in with the chorus 
of Springfield volleys against the Filipinos on the night of Febru- 
ary 4th. The back -bone of the insurrection appeared broken 
when they started for home. 

The Colorado aggregation was one quite typical of the American volunteers. 
Miners forsook their picks and blasting powder in the rich caverns at Leadville 
and Cripple Creek; bank clerks threw down their pens; men of professions gave 
up practices; brawny cattlemen on the waving plains dismounted from their bron- 
chos, and laborers relinquished their jobs— all to aid Colorado to contribute her 
aid in subduing arrogant Spain. The National Guard training of many of these 
men served them well and their healthful rearing in Colorado's climate of ozone, 
furnished prowess which brought the regiment through the terrors of a tropical 
climate comparatively unscathed. Spanish and Filipino bullets claimed a few, but 
the Colorado Regiment left the Philippines with the same reputation it had gained 
shortly after landing there— one of the ever-readies of the service. It was the 
regiment that Gen. Francis V. Greene termed during his active work against the 
Spanish before Manila, "the back-bone of my brigade." 


Colorado's allotment of volunteers for the Spanish War under the first call of 
the President was one regiment of infantry and two troops of cavalry. It was 
ruled that the National Guard of the State should have the preference over strictly 
private citizens. The guard of the State consisted of two partially filled regiments 
of infantry and three troops of cavalry. 

On April 29, 1898, the entire National Guard of Colorado was mobilized at 
Denver and went into camp close to City Park, the spot becoming known as Camp 
Adams, named after Hon. Alva Adams, Governor of the State. Here the stu- 
pendous task of resolving two infantry regiments into one and three cavalry 
troops into two was commenced by the Adjutant-General of the State, Cassius M. 
Moses, Brigadier-General Irving Hale, Col. Henry B. McCoy and Col. Charles H. 
Anderson. The consolidation was accomplished, the officers appointed by the Gov- 
ernor and the entire quota mustered into the United States service by Capt. E. F. 
Willcox of the 6th U. S. Cav., who was designated by the War Department as 
mustering officer, by May 6th. 


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The companies of the new regiment were arranged and officered in a way to 
give a fair representation to each section of the State as far as possible. By doing 
this it was possible to have each town which had furnished its quota of guards- 
men represented by at least one company of the new organization. Recruits were 
taken in by large numbers and assigned to companies, without much regard for 
anything but filling up the same with good men. Nevertheless, when the 1st 
•-— - — r •- , Colorado was ready for service a major- 

'-' Denver; Company C, Pueblo; Company 
D, Greeley; Company E, Denver; Com- 
pany F, Leadville; Company G, Cripple Creek; Company H, Boulder; Company I, 
Denver; Company K, Denver; Company L, Leadville; Company M, Colorado 

The men all underwent a rigid examination by officers detailed from the regu- 
lar service. The medical officers of the regiment also assisted in this work and it 
took what was considered a good healthy man and a man properly built to obtain 
his enlistment. Plenty of recruits were turned away as unsatisfactory and even 
members of the National Guard who had served in State campaigns received such 
close scrutiny that a few of them failed to pass. The result of this care by the 
examiners was that Colorado sent out a regiment perhaps the healthiest in the 
field and whose losses by disease did not nearly equal those of other regiments in 
the same branch of the campaign. 


Rumors of service in Cuba were rife, and, in fact, the order to move to Chica- 
mauga did come a few days after the organization of the troops was completed, but 
this was afterwards changed and the infantry ordered to San Francisco to take 
transports for the Philppines. The Colorado Cavalry was ordered later to Chey- 
enne to join Torrey's Cavalry for service in Cuba. 

On the morning of the 17th of May, Camp Adams was razed and at precisely 
noon that newly born aggregation of fighters, headed by its regimental band and 
escorted by the cavalry troops, marched through the business streets of Denver to 
the Union Depot where four long trains waited to take the husky warriors of 
mountain and plain over the first stage of their lengthy journey to the field of 
battle. It was an auspicious day, perfect overhead and underfoot, and a vast 
throng of thousands sent up its huzzas, said its good-byes and wished God-speed to 
the men. 

After a jolly trip through mountains and across desert, the four train sections 
bearing the 1010 enlisted men and 46 officers of the regiment swung into beauti- 
ful California and landed their passengers at Oakland on the foggy morning of 
May 21st. On that day Camp Hale, the Colorado part of the big military city 
Camp Merritt, was established. 

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The hungry, travel-worn companies which marched off the Oakland ferry into 
San Francisco met a reception which they will never forget. The ladies of the 
Red Cross Society ushered them without delay to tables groaning with palatable 
sandwiches and delicious coffee. California flowers were showered on the sur- 
prised, but delighted men, and they were loaded down with California fruit. 
Far from home and among strangers, it was an ovation they were not looking for, 
but it was only the initial installment of the fine treatment dealt out by the big- 
hearted Californians to the soldier boys. All along the line of march to Camp 
Merritt the men received cheers and compliments which fairly dazzled them. 


During the entire stay in San Francisco the Red Cross Society was lavish in 
its attentions to the regiment. 

For nearly three weeks the Sibley tents of the Colorado men were one of the 
big features of Camp Merritt, and scarcely a visitor cared to leave without looking 
on the camp-stained canvas and the men who had seen more soldier service than 
any volunteer organization in the encampment, having served in two State cam- 
paigns, namely, against the striking miners of Cripple Creek and Deadville. The 
latter campaign had been carried on in the dead of winter and in bitter cold cloud- 
land. Perhaps it was their record of experience which won for the Colorado men 
some of the best plaudits of the people of San Francisco, or perhaps it was their 
spectacular skirmish drills, which took place on Presidio hill every afternoon 
under the command of Col. Irving Hale. The Coloradans were the first to prac- 
tice true war drilling for the benefit of themselves, and, incidentally, for the 
edification of the admirers of perfect military tactics among the San Franciscans. 

The 1st Colorado Inf. had been among those chosen to leave for the Philippines 
on the first transport expedition, but a delay in railroad transportation lost them 
that place, and they were slated for the next expedition to leave after their arrival. 
The regiment possessed what very few of the other regiments camping in San 
Francisco possessed, namely, a complete campaign equipment. Every man in 
the command was fully and correctly uniformed, and every article required by 
regulations was on hand down to the 
smallest pill in the medical dispensary. 

During the stay in San Francisco, 
the first promotion was made. Maj. 
Clayton Parkhill of the medical depart- 
ment was relieved from duty with the 

regiment and placed in charge of duties "drillT^'tarriers/ 

in the Department of the Pacific and 8th Army Corps, which made him almost 
the highest ranking surgeon of volunteers in the department. He was afterwards 
transferred to Cuba. The position vacated by Maj. Parkhill was filled by the 
appointment of Capt. Louis H. Kemble. This advanced Lieut. C. E. Locke to 
a Captaincy. After passing the required examinations, Private David D. Thornton 
of the Hospital Corps was made Lieutenant-Surgeon. 

The regiment' s stay in San Francisco was saddened by the death of Sergt. Neil 
Sullivan of Company H, who succumbed to spinal meningitis. 

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The long-expected day of embarking for Manila turned out to be June 14th. 
Camp was struck at daybreak and the march to the wharves of the Pacific Mail 
Steamship Company commenced. The line of march was swarming with thou- 
sands of well-wishers. By 5 o'clock in the afternoon bag and baggage had been 
loaded .aboard the steamer China, the last case of hardtack of the six months' 
supply had been stowed in the hold and the last man had climbed aboard. Amid 
lusty cheering from a dockful of friends the big steamer dropped into the stream 
and anchored for the night, to wait for the Senator, Colon and Zealandia, which 
were to accompany the expedition. The next afternoon at ten minutes after one it 
seemed as if every steam whistle on shore and in the harbor would burst its valves 
as the fleet commenced to move, the China, designated as the flagship of the 
expedition, in the lead. On board her besides the full Colorado Regiment were 
detachments of the 18th U. S. Inf. and the Utah Light Artillery. Brigadier- 
General Francis V. Greene, who commanded the expedition, was quartered with his 
staff aboard the same vessel. On the Senator, Colon and Zealandia were the 1st 
Nebraska Vol. Inf., 10th Pennsylvania Vol. Inf., a portion of the 18th U. S. Inf. 
of Regulars, part of the 23d U. S. Inf. and the remainder of the Utah Art. 

Gen. Merritt, in command of all the Philippine expeditions, rode alongside the 
China on a tug to the Golden Gate, where he shouted good-bye amid the booming 
of the Presidio cannon salutes. 

The sea expedition, of which thelst Col. Vol. Inf. was the leading organization, will 
be passed down in history records as a daring undertaking successfully carried out. 
The fleet had no convoy and passed fairly into the hostile territory of the L-adrone and 
Caroline Islands with all the boldness of armored battleships. It was believed 
among the leading officials on the transports as an absolute fact that several Span- 
ish gunboats were scouring the Pacific in the neighborhood |of these islands in the 
hope of intercepting soldier transports to the Philippines. After passing Honolulu, 
a conference was held and it was decided to give these gunboats a fight for their 
prey in case they showed up. The guns of the Utah Battery were mounted on the 

decks of the vessels and on the China an 
immense wooden target was constructed. 
On several successive days the fleet lay 
to, the target was set afloat and advanta- 
geous shelling practice was indulged in. 
The infantrymen were issued ammunition 
and also allowed to practice on imagin- 
ary gun boats. But the cruise was un- 
eventful as far as hostile operations went. 
camp life— the suNNv smE. The troops were landed for a big free 

dinner and a bath at Honolulu, on June 23d and 24th, while the big ships received 
coal. The journey was resumed on the 25th. On July 4th the China stopped 
at Wakes Island and allowed Gen. Greene, Col. Hale and a party of the officers 
to go ashore and plant the United States flag. 

On July 5th, Walter W. Wise, drummer in the regimental band, died of spinal 
meningitis and was buried at sea. 


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The fleet looked in at Guam Harbor on July 9th, and, finding none of Dewey's 
war vessels there to act as convoy on the rest of the journey, continued on the 
course to the Philippines unaccompanied. 


As the bright morning sun lit up the Pacific on the morning of July 15th, the 
shores of Luzon, green and handsome, emerged from the haze. At noon on that 

day came the cry ' ' vessel ahead. ' ' There 
was consternation at first at the thought 
that it might be a Spanish gunboat, but 
it turned to joy when the United States 
cruiser Boston swung alongside and 
brought word that all was well where 
Dewey was. As the China sped on, 
leaving the Boston to convoy the other three 
vessels to Manila, the despatches were 
eagerly read. They told of how Cervera' s 
fleet had been totally annihilated and 
other interesting bits of news. Plunk! went the China's anchor on the af cernoon 
of July 16th and the expedition was safe in Manila Bay, and, among a whole fleet 
of United States war vessels and transports, the long journey was done. That 
night the shots of insurgent and Spanish battles could plainly be heard on shipboard. 
On July 18th the regiment set foot on the soil which it was to take so impor- 
tant a part in conquering. Two trains of huge cascos, towed by captured Spanish 
launches, carried the men, weighted down with blankets, canteens, ammunition and 
equipments for a full-fledged campaign, from the steamer across the bay to the 
shores of Camp Dewey. As night settled down, the men waded waist deep up the 
long beach, stowed their accoutrements on the grqund, and returned to wade in 
after supplies. Supper of hardtack and canned roast beef was served about 10 
o'clock, and the regiment bunked for the night on shelter tents spread on the 
ground instead of being raised. A driving, soaking rain came on, and reveille 
aroused a field of thoroughly wetted and bedraggled men. They realized that 
soldiering in the Philippines had already begun for them. But the bright sun 
brought dryness. 


The Colorado boys were the first full regiment to inhabit Camp Dewey. The 
day previous to their arrival, a battalion of the Californians from Cavite had made 
camp. * 

Immediately after landing, Col. Hale threw out two companies as outposts. 
They took positions about a mile away towards Manila, and not a great distance 
back of the insurgents' firing line, for the high Spanish bullets sometimes came 
back to whistle by the sentries. 

A week was spent in making a comfortable camp — as comfortable as could be 
made with shelter tents — and then the campaign proper was begun. 

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The 1st Battalion, under command of Laeutenant-Colonel McCoy and consist- 
ing then of Companies I, K, C and D, marched squarely in front of the insur- 
gents' earthworks and proceeded to throw up entrenchments 125 yards closer to 
the Spanish lines, and extending from the bay shore to the Calle Real, a distance 
of 300 yards. This battalion worked in almost full view of the Spaniards at the 
Malate Fort, but who failed to do them any harm, probably laboring under the 
idea that the workers were Filipinos. 


While returning to camp on July 30th, the first American of the Manila cam- 
paign to be wounded, received a Mauser bullet through the fleshy part of his arm. 
He was Private Sterling of Company K, 1st Colorado. 

Other companies succeeded the 1st Battalion in the newly constructed trenches 
and were joined by the Utah Batter}-. The entrenchments were perfected and 
others thrown up further to the east, and extending in front of block-house No. 14. 

The Spanish had now begun to pay their compliments so regularly that it 
became necessary to maintain at least a full regiment in the trenches all the time. 

The other troops of the expedition had 
now landed, and the third expedition 
with Gen. Merritt had come into the 

The 10th Pennsylvania Volunteers 
experienced a terrific engagement with 
the Spaniards shortly before midnight 
on July 31st, probably precipitated by 
audacious sharpshooters. The Color- 
ado men awoke from slumber to hear 
the fierce rattle of musketry and the 
steady booming of cannon. Although 
the battle was raging two miles away 
the sounds were terribly distinct and 
one could almost hear the cries of the 
fighters. It was plainly evident that 
the Pennsylvania boys were trying to handle a serious situation and the gunners 
of the Utah Battery were doing their best to keep time with the boom of the Spanish 
artillery. Help was surely needed. "To-arms! To-arms!" rang the Colorado 
bugles and the men not already awakened by the noise of the combat, sprang into 
their clothes. Belts were buckeled on in a hurry and in a thrice the volunteers 
were in line. "Four's" right" came the order of each Captain and the companies 
marched out of the camp streets into the highway, which was fairly swimming in 
thin, oozy mud caused by the frequent rains. 

It was the Colorado boys' first trip into battle, but they went with a sturdy 
swing and a whoop and a yell that would freeze the blood of almost any Spaniard. 
The California Regiment, whose camp was in advance of the Colorados, swung in 



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ahead. Rain began to fall in the usual copious quantities of the tropics and 
walking became a process of floundering along through mud and slime up to the 

The battle quieted down before the regiment reached the trenches, but it was 
kept in reserve until 3 in the morning. The men stood in soaking, shivering rows 
while the rain beat mercilessly down, without a murmur. Back to camp they went 

for scarcely two hours' rest, then 
to be called into the trenches to 
serve the next twenty -four hours. 
In the engagement of July 
31st, there were ten killed and 
forty-three wounded among the 
10th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
the Californias and the battery- 
men. It was reported that the 
Spaniards attempted to make a flank movement on the Americans at a point 
between where the American and Filipino lines came together, although the Span- 
iards, after the capture of the city, said they never left their trenches. 

The night of Monday, August 1st, was most trying for the Coloradans and 
especially for the battalions commanded by Maj. Cassius M. Moses and Iyieut. 
Col. McCoy. These battalions held the main trenches and during the heavy 
rains of the night the Spaniards poured in perfect hells of shrapnel and Mauser 
bullets. At three different times during the night the shooting from both sides 
was terrific. 

The 1st and 2d Battalions, which were on the line, were especially harassed 
by the volleys of Spanish bullets and the bursting shells, and Maj. Anderson's 
Battalion, the 3d, which was in reserve, was forced to throw up entrenchments 
to protect itself from the missiles which sped high over the heads of the men in 
the trenches and spent themselves in the rear. 

In the engagement of August 1st the Colorado Volunteers lost one man, Fred K. 
Springstead of Company D, who was shot through the head, and one man wounded, 
Private Zachary of Company G. The latter received a bullet through the right 
thigh. It was never learned how many Spaniards fell, but it was ascertained that 
several of their sharpshooters were dislodged. 


The war with the Spaniards of Manila was now fairly in progress and the 
officers of the Colorado Regiment worked incessantly in reconnoitering roads and 
preparing maps for the use of the Brigadier-General in command, Francis V. 
Greene. It is probable that in recognition of the valuable services of Col. Hale, 
Lieut. Col. McCoy, Maj. Anderson, Maj. Moses and Capt. William R. Grove of 
Company I, Colorado was given one of the most important positions in the battle 
of August 13th, when Manila fell — the trenches nearest the beach. 

On the night previous to this attack, a strong detachment of Colorado men, 
under Capt. John S. Stewart of Company A, went ahead of the entrenchments 
and threw up temporary earthworks for the use of troops next day. This squad 

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also worked until the early hours of morning, cutting a road through the brush 
next the seashore to allow the men to advance on Fort San Antonio de Abad 
without being in full view of the Spaniards there. Previous to this, Sergt. H. L. 
Clotworthy, Sergt. Cecil "B. West and Lieut. Rice W. Means had made reconnois- 
sance which took them fairly under the nose of the enemy and they were able to 
bring back plenty of information concerning the country 
to be crossed. 

At daybreak on the morning of August 13th, the Color- 
ado Regiment was formed and after a short prayer by 
Chap. Fleming, marched to the front to await the hour of 
10 o'clock, when Dewey had promised to open festivities 
by shelling the trenches of the Spaniards. One of those 
drenching, pouring rains of the tropics soaked every man 
to the skin, but the weather cleared just before the battle 

A few moments before 10 o'clock, the Colorado boys 
saw the first puff of smoke from the side of the Olympia, 
lying at the head of the fleet, bouncing around on the 
a woodpile shave. troublous waters of the bay and knew the attack had com- 
menced. They saw the boys of the Utah Battery pat their monsters and hit 
bulls-eye after bulls-eye. They saw the guns of the fort dismantled and heard 
Maj. Bell of the engineers, who had taken his stand on top of the old convent, 
cry "They are running! They are running! Give it to them boys." The next 
moment came the order to advance. Companies C and K were the first to pile 
over the trenches. Their men deployed in open order fairly across the field in 
front of the earthworks, while the battery shells shrieked their way above their 
heads. The rest of McCoy's Battalion followed and the extreme right of this 
skirmish line was forced to return several volleys from the Spaniards. Then they 
withdrew and fell in with the other companies now pouring like sheep over the 
trenches, in a grand "hurry-along" and "keep-down" procession up the beach to 
San Antonio. The men plunged waist deep into the Cingalon River, up the 
farther bank and on again. The fort was reached without a shot being fired at it. 
With the rush of conquerors, Capt. Grove, Col. McCoy, Lieut. Ralph Lister and 
Adjt. Brooks found their way around to its entrance, bounded over the bodies of 
dead Spanish soldiers, hurried through the debris caused by the shelling and 
mounted the parapet. The advancing troops in front saw the party spring for the 
halyard and draw down the remnant of Spanish flag that still flew there. Lieut. 
Lister and Col. McCoy drew it down. Adjt. Brooks bent on a bright new specimen 
of "Old Glory" and amid cheers from below, up it went, its folds lengthening out in 
gorgeous array in the breeze. Thus, the first American flag was hoisted at Manila. 
As the Colorado companies marched around the corner of the fort to take pos- 
session, they were met by a fierce fire from the woods, 500 yards opposite, to where 
the Spaniards had fled. The men at once occupied a line of trenches deserted by 
the Spanish, and proceeded to silence their fire. In the meanwhile, the rear of the 
Colorado procession was coming up, and the boj T s were astounded to hear it, 
faintly at first, then louder, as the Colorado Band swung around the corner, 

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"There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town To-night." The 1st Regiment Band 
was the only musical organization on the field that morning. ' That march up the 
beach with horns playing their loudest and drums beating will never be forgotten 
by the Coloradans or the other troops who witnessed the proceeding. Bandmaster 
Harry Irvine led his men, still playing, through the waters of Cingalon, and, 
dripping and perspiring, squarely up to the Spanish bullets. Ten minutes later 
the band entered Malate playing "Dixie," and later in the afternoon marched 
over the Puente de Espana at the head of a bespattered and tired regiment, play- 
ing " Dixie " and " Yankee Doodle." A little later, at the raising of the United 
States flag near the office of the Captain of the port, the Colorado Band played 
' ' Star Spangled Banner, ' ' its first rendition by Americans before Manila citizens. 

In the fight for Manila, Charles Phenix of Company I was shot in the neck 
while the colors were being swung to the breeze in Malate by the Color Sergeants 
"Dick" Holmes and C. B. Clark. He died from the effects of the wound three 
days later. Private Frank Smith of Company H was wounded slightly in the 
neck while advancing with the company down the Calle Real in Malate. 

After their all-day tramp and skirmish, the Colorado boys bivouacked at dark 
inside of Manila, just beside the Tondo bridge, to dispose of a supper of canned 
roast beef and hardtack. The starving natives fought for the scraps. 

At 9 o'clock in the evening, accoutrements were again strapped on, and the 
march taken up for the district of San Sebastian, in the eastern part of the city. 
The insurgents outside of the town were still being held at bay, and the Spanish, 
almost in tears, asked that they be relieved from duty in the trenches that night. 
Their request was not granted, for the men needed rest. Company H had been 
left behind to guard Fort San Antonio. The rest of the companies turned in on 
the floors of the big monastery of San Sebastian. 


The troubles with the Filipinos, so far as the Colorado boys were concerned, 
may be said to date from August 14th, the day following the capture of Manila. 

Companies E and G were sent 

on outpost duty to the point 

known as the "Rotunda," where 

the tramway lines end, to see that 

no insurgents entered the city 

under arms. That afternoon the 

Spaniards were withdrawn from 

their fortifications, and bands of 

insurgents immediately started 

into the town to possess it with 

camp equipage. the Americans. A body of 300, 

under an officer of the Pio del Pilar Regiment, attempted to march in past the 

Rotunda, and were compelled to lay down their arms by less than fifty of the 

Colorado outpost guard. With fixed bayonets the little band made a stand and 

halted the insurrectos, who saw that business was meant and offered no resistance . 

Their arms were afterwards returned to them. During most of the time up to 


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November, the Coloradans maintained two companies daily on outpost duty. 
They were relieved of this duty by the South Dakota troops and assigned to the 
guard of Bilibid Prison. 


A very short time after camp had been established in San Francisco, the War 
Department issued orders for all volunteer organizations to recruit their com- 
panies up to the war membership of 106. The 
Colorado Regiment left Colorado with but an 
average of eighty-one men to a company, so it 
was necessary to send back to Colorado for more. 
Capt. David P. Howard, Capt. F. W. Carroll 
and Lieut. W. P. Bidwell were detailed to return 
to Colorado, make up the quota of 300 recruits and 
rejoin the regiment as soon as possible. 

There were plenty of applicants for the vacant 
positions in the ranks and the three officers, with 
the small detail of enlisted men sent back with 
them, had no difficulty in obtaining the recruits 

On June 21st, the contingent left Colorado. 
It reached San Francisco on June 24th, nearly ten 
days after the regiment had sailed for the Philip- 
pines. The agents of the Red Cross Society met 
these men with the same cordiality they had dis- 
played when the regiment had entered San Francisco. 

It was August 1st before the first of the recruits got away for Manila. About 
150 of them sailed on the transport St. Paul, under Capt. Howard. This con- 
tingent landed for a few days at Honolulu and then continued its journey to 
Manila, arriving there on September 1st. 

The other half of the recruits were loaded on the transport Arizona on August 
21st. The uncertain course. of military affairs caused them to be landed at Hono- 
lulu, where they were kept until November 10th, before being taken on to Manila. 
They arrived in Manila on November 23d, and were immediately assigned to their 
companies. The strength of the regiment was now approximately 1254 men. 



Since the arrival in the Philippines, there had been important changes in one 
of the Colorado Regiment's most valuable departments — the Hospital Corps. 
The regiment had left Denver supplied with a medical department whose person- 
nel could scarcely be equaled in the best of regular regiments. At its head was 
Maj. Clayton Parkhill, one of the most successful practitioners in Denver. Capt. 
L- H. Kemble, who, upon the promotion of Maj. Parkhill to a staff position, be- 
came the head of the department, also enjoyed a large patronage before enlistment. 
Lieut. C. E. Locke, who afterwards became Captain, was an old National Guards- 
man and enjoyed the full confidence of all the men. In Manila he was detailed 
at the general hospital, where he became the universal favorite. 


Campaigning in the Philippines. 11 

The privates of the corps consisted of twenty-four men, among whom were a 
large percentage of students of medical colleges whose courses were either finished 
at the time of enlistment or nearly so; two full-fledged doctors, three practical 
nurses, one immune and one professional cook. The stewards of the corps were 
Alexander J. McAllister, E. C. Skiles and E. H. Luce, all three registered phar- 
macists, the first two men holding positions in leading drugstores in Denver, and 
the latter the owner of a drug establishment in Pueblo. Senior Steward Mc blis- 
ter had to his credit eight years' service as steward in the regular army. The 
experience of these men, combined with the care with which the corps was 
recruited, turned out a sterling organization. The corps was kept intact until 
San Francisco was reached, when Maj. Parkhill was promoted and all privates 
mustered into the regular service. They accompanied the regiment on the China 
to the Philippines, where they were detailed in brigade and division hospitals, 
two stewards and two privates being left with the regimental dispensary. During 
the stay of the regiment in Manila nearly every one of these men received pro- 
motion and rose to responsible positions. Steward Luce had charge of the 
purchase of special rations at the division hospital and the general supervision of 
all the hospital assistants. Capt. Eocke became the leading ward physician. 
Privates Kiesel, Eippenov and Friese were detailed as acting stewards. Just be- 
fore the regiment was ordered home for muster-out Steward A. J. McAllister 
received his discharge and accepted a civilian clerkship in the commissary depart- 
ment. During the campaign at the Manila water- works the regimental hospital 
detachment, which had been augmented by a few regimental hospital privates, 
maintained stations at headquarters and at the outposts on the Mariquina Road, a 

mile to the north. 


On September 3d, Col. Irving Hale was apprised of his promotion to be a 
Brigadier-General of U. S. V. and on the 7th of that month he turned the regi- 
ment over to its newly appointed commander, Eieut. r^fT ~ — ~> 
Col. Henry B. McCoy, and assumed command of k| \ 
the 2d Brigade, 2d division, 8th Army Corps. jflLf , Jt 

Maj. Cassius M. Moses was made Lieutenant ^Mfc?-. i \ ^|flL 
Colonel, Maj. Charles H. Anderson became Senior B^W ■ N jMp^ 
Major and Capt. W. R. Grove of Company I was made |1 £.ij||*\ ^W 
Major. Lieut, and Adjt. Alexander McD. Brooks was 'fj 'V'ff^Sh^lFll I 
promoted to a Captaincy and assigned to the com- i|S? '^Hl|^^^?^a 
maud of Company I. He was afterwards relieved to jHKHB- #\tI 
go on special duty as Assistant Adjutant General of MS , HL >.#jM 
the 2d Brigade. General Hale also took on his staff as H 2&^«kj 

aide-de-camp, 2d Lieut. Fred L. Perry of Company '^MS^BS^^^^Klt 
H. It was in recognition of meritorious services in the Spanish campaign, 
that 2d Lieut. Rice W. Means of Company E was promoted to a First 
Lieutenancy and Sergt. Henry L. Clotworthy of Company I was also given 
a commission as Second Lieutenant: He was assigned to his • own com- 
pany. Lieut. Means was assigned to Company C to fill the position made 


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vacant by the appointment of Lieut. Will Sweany as Regimental Adjutant. 
Second Lieut. Zollars was transferred from Company I to Company E. 

The month of October, 1898, was a trying one for the regiment. Smallpox 
made its appearance and there was a large amount of sickness among the men, 
probably due to food improper for use in a tropical climate. The next month 
conditions were better met; a light diet system was established and the men became 
more contented. Garrison duty, however, proved very tedious work. A regimental 
canteen was established which proved to be a huge success and the means for 
turning much profit, on refreshments and supplies purchased by the men, back into 
the company funds. On November 19th the- regiment held field sports, contesting 
for medals and prizes offered by the officers of the regiment and by Gen. Hale. 

The threatening attitude of the insurgents on December 14th and thereabouts 
had the effect of relieving the regiment from further duty at Bilibid Prison and re- 
establishing the outposts. Two companies were again sent daily to the lines 
opposite the old Spanish block-houses which had been occupied by the insurgent 
forces, and the precautions against allowing arms being carried into the city be- 
came more rigid than ever. The Coloradans had not the slightest trouble with 
the natives until the outbreak of hostilities on the night of February 4th. The 
regiment was assigned the care of the line opposite block-houses No. 5 and No. 6 
in the vicinity of the Baligbalig Road. 


On the night of February 4th, Companies B and K were serving on outpost 
duty. The opening shots of the war were fired on the right at the San Juan 

bridge and were returned 
by the Nebraskans at 
Santa Mesa. They were 
plainly heard at the vari- 
ous barracks of the Colo- 
rado troops along Calle 
Alix and in Place Santa 
Ana. All men were 
called to quarters and at 
the second outbreak the 
order came to move at 
once to the support of the 
outposts. The position 
each company was to occupy had long before been mapped out by the staff officers 
and every path and trail was known, so it was a matter of scarcely half an hour 
before ten companies had gotten quietly into line and hidden in the bushes 
opposite the block-houses; this, during a lull in the firing. 

Companies F and G, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Moses, were the 
first to be compelled to open fire on the insurgents in front of them. The roar of 
their Springfields was answered by the guns of the Company L and Company B men 
on the left. Desultory firing was kept up until daylight, when a gun of the Utah 
Battery took its stand near Baligbalig Cemetery, and commenced shelling block - 


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house No. 5. The companies all along the line opened up lustily in answer to the 

fire of the insurgents, and the scrimmage which culminated in the spectacular 

charge of three companies on block-house No. 5 was 

decidedly hot. Several of the Filipinos were dislodged I - ' 

from their fortifications, and could be seen making 

for the rear. It was a sign that the time was ripe 

for a general routing, and Companies B, K and L, and 

a platoon of Company H dashed forward, shooting 

and yelling like Indians. They faced a stiff fire, and 

Private Carlson fell mortally wounded. On went that 

savage line, and the occupants of the block-house never 

stayed to answer consequences. They fled like sheep 

and the good marksmen from the ' ' Rockies ' ' brought 

them down with their terrible Springfield bullets. 

Block-house No. 5 was the first fort to fall along 
the entire line. Almost immediately after, the mem- \ 
bers of Companies F and G, assisted by a detachment 
of Nebraska troops, entered block-house No. 6. 

The fields that Sunday morning were a ghastly 
sight. At least fifty dead Filipinos lay about — dead at 
the hands of the Colorado troops. 

Companies D and I, under Maj. Grove, were joined ""gen. greenk and 

a. J-1 "NT -L 1 J 1 1 • "j. 1 1 COL. HALE IN THE FIELD. 

to the Nebraska command, and made a spirited charge 

on the reservoir of the water system, in which they lost two men. The next 
afternoon they helped make a march of six miles, and were the first troops to 
enter the captured pumping station of the water-works. 


The Manila water station lies about seven miles from the heart of the city. 
The pumping plant is situated on the bank of the Mariquina, or San Mateo River, 
whose clear waters are forced to the series of tanks, the Deposito, near San Juan, 
and from there into the city. 

The Colorado men played an important part in the great struggle for the safety 
of Manila's water supply, not only aiding in capturing the station, but subse- 
quently guarding it for months, during a series of decidedly active campaigns up 
and down the Mariquina Valley, where blood was spilled and men were lost. 

When the insurgents forsook the pumping plant they left it disabled. The 
cylinder-heads of the immense Glasgow pumps had been removed, together with 
various important parts of the delicate machinery. I^ieut. Hilton, in command 
cf Company I, and L^ieut. L,uther, in command of Company D, directed a long and 
tedious search for these parts. The river was dragged and dived over and over; old 
wells were investigated, and a man even crawled through a long water conduit in 
the hope of discovering the missing parts, which were too heavy to be transported 
far. The day following the capture of the station, Artificer Guy Hays of Com- 
pany I caught a glimpse of fresh dirt among the coal in the coalroom. Investi- 
gation brought the missing cylinder-heads and other parts to light. They had 

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been buried three feet under ground in the center of the coalroom and the spot 
covered with coal. Machinists from the volunteer ranks placed the parts in posi- 
tion again and the machinery was started. Manila was saved from a water famine, 
whose consequences might have been awful. 


Colorado's total loss in the first brush with the Filipinos was three men killed 
and five wounded. All the wounded men subsequently recovered. 

Carlson of Company L, who fell in the charge on block-house No. 5, received 
a gunshot wound in the head. He lived in an unconscious state but a short time, 
and died while being carried off the field. 

Private Elmer F. Doran, Company I, was killed by a shot in the chest, in 
the early hours of the morning, while his company was fighting opposite block- 
house No. 7. 

When Companies D and I charged towards the Filipinos' powder magazine and 
the reservoir during the morning, Private Cass White, Company D, was lost in 
the San Juan River. The detach- 
ment was crossing a frail bamboo 
bridge, under a hot fire from the 
enemy, when Private White fell 
in. Two days later his body 
"was discovered, and it was ascer- 
tained that he had received a 
bullet in the head before drop- 
ping into the river. 

The men wounded in the first 
battle were private Orton T. 
Weaver, Company B, leg broken 
above the knee; Private Charles 
B. Boyce, Company L, flesh 
wound just above left knee joint; 
Privates Morrison, Company B; 
Erie, Company L, and a few 
others received a few insignificant 
bullet scratches. 

Lieut. Charles S. Haughwout 
was wounded in the fleshy part 
f the right leg, below the knee, 
on the night of February 4th, 
just as hostilities were starting, by a spent ball from Baligbalig Road, which 
entered the Lieutenant's room at headquarters, where he was preparing to go to 
the front. 

The regiment took up a position a short distance past the eastern line of block- 
houses, and carried on a six weeks' campaign from Baligbalig to San Francisco 
del Monte. It was not deemed wise by the authorities to allow the Colorado Regi- 
ment and those at either side of it to permanently occupy the country across the 


Campaigning in the Philippines. 15 

San Juan River, and thus straighten out the lines from Caloocan to the water- 
works, then held by the Nebraskas. This territory, however, was well scoured 
by day and well picketed by night. The insurgents gave very little trouble, save on 
one or two occasions, when they attempted to pick off outpost sentries in the dead 
of night, or sent in volleys from their long-distance firing-pieces, with sights set 
at their limits. 

It was during this long period that reinforcements were coming over the sea. 

The Colorado bo)^s saw the pay day of March 1st on the line at Baligbalig. 

Two companies remained in town to aid the Provost Guard to maintain order 
in the San Sebastian and Sampaloc districts. This detail was changed every three 

The big incendiary fire of February 22d, during which time the insurrection 
in the city gained the greatest height it was to have, failed to burn anywhere near 
the Colorado districts, but there was anxiety, nevertheless, and the close vigils 
probably cowed the insurrectionists in that part of the city. 


Second Lieut. Charles B. Hooper of Company B left for San Francisco during 
January for the purpose of tendering his resignation to the War Department, he 
desiring to take advantage of a business chance in Denver. The resignation was 
accepted and the Governor of Colorado named Sergt. Maj. Tingley C. Wood to 
fill the vacancy. Sergt. Frederick W. Cross was made Sergeant Major in Lieut. 
Wood's place. 

Second Lieut. Franklin Ballou, Jr. , of Company L, also resigned his commission. 

Gov. Thomas cabled the appointment of 1st Sergt. Cecil B. West to be 2d 
Lieutenant. He was mustered into service on March 1st and assigned to duty with 
Company B. Lieut. Wood was assigned to Company L- 

Eighteen Chinamen were turned over to the hospital officers of the regiment 
on March 12th to serve as litter-bearers. This move was considered wise, on 
account of its being almost impossible to use the regulation ambulance in the 
country through which the troops were eventually destined to pass in their forward 
movement. Steward McAllister took charge of the Mongolians, and great were 
his tribulations in keeping them in hand. But the steward was able to regulate 
their ' ' pipe-hittings " to a safe scale and keep them from inviting all their 
brethren in Manila to mess with them on Government native rations. The 
Chinese litter-bearers did excellent service on the field, as they were able to trot 
with ease where the ambulance corps would have found much difficulty in passing. 


The Colorado Regiment changed its position on the firing line on March 14th 
being shifted to the water-pumping station near Santolan to relieve the Nebraska 
Volunteers, who took the place of the Coloradans at Baligbalig. Companies 
K, F, A and M were stationed at intervals along the pipe-line to guard it from 
injury by the natives, who lurked in the bushes on all sides. These companies 
were afterwards moved forward and north to Mariquina Road, where they had 
several severe skirmishes. Two days after the regiment had established itself at the 

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water-works it became necessary to sally out into the Mariquina Valley and attack 
the rebels, who were being driven towards Mariquina by the 20th Inf. at Cainta. 
At noon on Thursday, March 6th, Col. McCoy ordered Companies B and K and 
a platoon of Company I to prepare for action, while the 3-inch guns of Bat- 
tery A, Utah, sent off several shells from the bluff just above the pumping station. 
These were directed fairly at the village of Mariquina, the church of which was 
just 3350 yards distant. Plenty of insurgents could be seen. 

The Company I squad, under command of Lieut. Hilton, moved straight 
toward the village, while Companies B and K skirted the fields and entered farther 
above. The entrenchments at the rear end of the town were deserted, but the 
Filipinos saw fit to make a stand in the vicinity of the large stone church in the center 
of the place. From here they commenced to rain in a veritable volley of long- 
distanced shots, which were simply aimed at their limit and therefore were able to 
drop fairly among the Coloradans as they came up. Rapid volleys of bullets were 
sent by the Colorado men up the crooked little streets, which had the effect of silen- 
cing the enemy and putting them to flight. Several of their sharpshooters however, 
well pleased, were able to do quite a little execution. A ball from the gun of one 
of these entered the back of Private Edward Pynchon of Company K as he was 
shooting from behind a rice ridge and he died from his wound on March 20th. 

Maj. Charles H. Anderson received a Mauser through the left leg just above 
the ankle, which laid him up for several weeks. Corp. Charles W. Haskell, 
Company L,, who was with the expedition, was shot in the left leg, near the hip. 
Several other men received slight bullet scratches. 

The fight lasted until 2:30 p.m., when the Coloradans retired, after setting fire to 

the town. 


The position on the Mariquina Road was taken up about March 20th, four 
companies serving practically as outposts, while in turn they sent forward pickets 
i ito the very heart of the rebel country. While passing from camp to outpost, 
on the night of March 21st, Artificer Archie Aldrich, Company E, was wounded 
in the left shoulder. A night or two afterward, Private Merton Esshom of the 
sime company received a bullet in the right leg while sitting before his shelter 
t^nt in camp. 

It was becoming very evident that the volunteers were powerless to cope with 
the Filipinos while armed with no better weapon than the Springfield rifle. It 
had been demonstrated in the fight of March 16th that the carrying power of the 
Springfield rifle was not sufficient to reach the Filipinos, firing their modern 
Mausers and Remingtons. Col. McCoy, therefore, asked for Krag-Jorgensen rifles 
for his regiment. There being but a limited number on the island, he was allowed 
twenty-five for each company. The Colorado Volunteers were the first volunteers 
to be supplied with repeating firearms. 

A decided improvement could be seen in the outpost work, as the men were 
able to retaliate now and then by picking off an insurrecto. 

The monster American advance of March 25th was not intended to take in the 
Colorado Regiment. Gen. Hall telegraphed in response to Col. McCoy's request 

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that the Colorados be allowed to participate, that the water-pumping station was 
liable to be attacked by several thousand natives, and must be held at all hazards. 
He added: "It is sometimes to one's disadvantage to be in command of a 
thoroughly reliable regiment." 

Just previous to this movement the Colorado Regiment had been transferred 
from the 2d Brigade to the 3d Brigade of the same division, the 2d. Thus, 
the commanding General became Gen. Hall, Hale's Brigade being in the main 
advance to the north. 


Before daybreak on the morning of the 25th, the companies of the 13th Min- 
nesota Vol., who were to move out to protect the right flank of the Nebraska 
troops, passed through the Colorado Camp. Just as dawn was coming on they 
moved off into the brush, and soon had a very warm engagement on their hands 
with the few hundred rebels who were entrenched there. Gen. Hall, who con- 



ducted the attack, saw that a flank move of the Filipinos on the Minnesota men 
was imminent and sent a message to Col. McCoy to have two companies move out 
and prevent such a movement. The men of the Minnesota command were already 
beginning to feel a galling flank fire, when lieutenant-Colonel Moses with com- 
panies A and M of Colorado charged down the hill. The move had its effect and 
the insurgents had their hands full with another attack — in fact, they turned and 
ran, leaving plenty of bloody tracks and dead men behind them. 

Capt. Stewart led Company A and Capt. Spicer, Company M. The advance 
was not stopped after the first routing, but was kept up. The skirmish lines 
would be rushed forward several yards and then dropped for volley firing, which 
got in its deadly work. 

Forward at a terrific pace, these companies went for a mile and a half. A 
treacherous mound of rocks, fairly teaming with insurgents, was taken, and the 
rush had barely started for a line of trenches fifty yards ahead, when gallant 


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Capt. John Stewart received a bullet in the abdomen and fell forward dead. Not 
far from him were wounded Privates M. H. MacCoe and Charles Brill of Company 
M, and Edw. E. Pitts of Company A, all of whom lived. It was a savage 
yell that the men gave, especially Company A, as they rushed towards that 
trench line, after seeing their Captain fall. The Filipinos had strong protection, 
but they did not care to stay. They broke for safety, and those not halted by 
bullets were seen no more that day. At 12 o'clock that night they gathered up 
their scattered forces and made a savage attack on the two Colorado companies 
which had advanced about a mile further and bivouacked on the top of a hill for 
the night. In the bright moonlight the outposts saw a stealthy line of skulkers 
approaching the hill through the underbrush and opened fire before falling back, 
continuing their shooting as they retreated to the main body. The 150 men on 
the hill crawled to its edge, as the insurgent bullets whistled in volleys over them, 

and commenced answering the 
flashes they saw below. The 
midnight battle raged for 
nearly an hour, when the 
attackers drew off, with much 
clatter and jabber. 

At daybreak the two Col- 
orado companies fell back to 
the Mariquina Road. 

Capt. John S. Stewart was 
the senior line officer of the 
regiment, and generally known 
as one of the best-posted offi- 
cers it contained. In emergency instances he had often taken command of the 
1st Battalion, in place of Lieutenant-Colonel Moses. 

Malcolm H. MacCoe, private in Company H, received a w r ound in almost the 
same part of the body as Capt. Stewart, but the bullet did not drive so far into his 
vitals that it could not be removed. With careful nursing he was able to recover. 
Private Brill was struck in the right thigh. 

Private Pitts spent several weeks in the hospital, nursing a painful wound in 
his chest, on the left side. 


Incidental to the battle of March 25th, was a charge made by a squad of Com- 
pany E men, under command of Sergt. A. S. Givens. This party had formed the 
farthest outpost on the ridge next the Mariquina Valley. When Companies A and 
M advanced to protect the flank of the Minnesota command, the Company E men 
saw their adversaries directly in front of them commence to pour a pitiless fusillade 
into the flank of the two companies. The insurgents were strongly fortified 
among the rocks and gullies of a small hill. It was necessary for the outpost to 
head off the intentions of these Filipinos, and Sergt. Givens accordingly 
ordered his men into skirmish order and commanded an advance. It was a nervy 

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thing to do, as there was but one point at which the summit of the hill might be 
gained. Making a feint, as if to surround the hill, the small party suddenly 
plunged up the narrow defile and made short work of some twenty natives, who 
were wounded, killed and scattered in terror in all directions. " Given' s Hill" is 
now one of the historic points of the country in the vicinity of the pumping 


The vacancy in the officers' ranks was filled by the promotion of Lieut. Hilton 
to be Captain. He was assigned to the command of Company I, and Capt. 
A. McD. Brooks, who was serving on Gen. Hale's staff, was made Captain of 
Company A. 

The appointment of a 2d Lieutenant was made from the ranks. The com- 
mission fell to 1st Sergt. Ben. Lear of Company C. Lieut. Fred L,. Perry, Aide 
on Gen. Hale's staff, was made a 1st Lieutenant and transferred from Company 
H to Company F, 1st Lieut. Haughwout of that company being transferred to 
Company I. Lieut. Lear was assigned to Company I, and Lieut. Clotworthy 
transferred to Company C to take Lieut. Bid well's place, who went to Company H. 

' ' Camp Alva ' ' was the name given to the position occupied by the companies 
around the pumping station. This, in honor of Gov. Alva Adams of Colorado, 
who was in office when the regiment left home. 

One company was left in the city now, and this company was relieved every 
ten days while the regiment was at the water -works. 

The shelter -tent camps of each company were well scattered among the pic- 
turesque bluffs which overhang the neat little pumping station on the San Mateo 
River. The band, with its instruments, was on hand and played down the 
colors each night at sunset, when Capt. Wedgewood of the Utah Battery Detach- 
ment sent a shell whizzing among the insurrectos — just to make the noise count. 
The band also gave small after-supper concerts, which were well enjoyed by the men. 

The regimental post exchange was moved from the city to the houses around 
the pumping station on March 29th, and the men were able to obtain small addi- 
tions to their mess in the way of jams and crackers. 

March 31st was the day Malolos fell, and also the day of a very bloody battle 
in the Mariquina Valley. Companies C, D, E and G of the Colorado Regiment 
participated, with two battalions of regulars, and out of the total, seventeen 
wounded and two killed, lost one killed and six wounded. Corp. Leonard Phil- 
lipi of Company G was shot in the right frontal region of the head, and died the 
following day. 

The other troops participating in this move were one battalion each of the 23d 
U. S. Inf. and the 4th U. S. Inf., also two guns of Battery A, Utah Light 


For several days an attack on the water-works by the Filipinos had been 
threatened, and it was considered advisable to dislodge a few hundred of them 
from their rifle-pits. 

20 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Before daybreak on the morning of the 31st, the Colorado troops, all four com- 
panies having been equipped with Krag-Jorgensens, were on the move. Col. 
Henry B. McCoy was in direct command. The companies were arranged in 
skirmish order and sent towards the north of Mariquina, in column of companies. 
The regulars went toward the place from the other side. The Colorados encoun- 
tered little difficulty until they came to the river, and were then obliged to fire 
several volleys to dislodge the native outposts on the other side. The Filipinos 
were not expecting the advance, and they made a fearful clatter as they sprang to 
arms, after first ringing the village church bell. The river was crossed, the men 
wading in to their waists, and the village reached, to find that the natives were 
already on the run. The regulars coming in from the other side, advanced 
through an empty place. 

With Colorado in the firing line, the command then swung up the broad, open 
valley to the north. The 23d and 4th Infantrymen disposed themselves on the 
right flank. 

The battle was fairly on when the skirmish lines swung around a short bend 
in the valley and found the insurgents entrenched. A lusty fire was opened up on 
both sides, the artillery, which had been dragged up, also taking a hand. Short, 
decisive work won the day, and this set of trenches was carried. The men 
moved after the refugees under a searching fire from trees far to the right. 

Not a Colorado man was hurt until the grand rush had been made some dis- 
tance further up the valley. Within a mile of the stronghold of San Mateo about 
a quarter of a mile of earthworks were encountered, which were fairly teeming 
with belligerents. A stop had been planned for about this point, and, indeed, the 
companies had turned to retreat, when it was decided between Col. McCoy and 
Gen. Hall to carry that one point. Needless to state, it was carried, and the men 
were with some difficulty stopped a little further on. 

Lieut. Gregg of Gen. Hall's staff was killed. ' 

Corp. Phillipi and Private Redmond received very severe wounds. Corp. 
Phillipi died the next day. 

The command reached Camp Alva early in the afternoon. Dinner was given 
the men, and they were then sent eight miles back towards town to strengthen 
the line near La L,oma Cemetery for the night. With all-day fighting, which 
involved the wading of rivers, the climbing of hills and the crossing of ravines 
and paddy fields, these men were little short of exhausted, but they bent manfully 
to their task. But four Coloradans fell out on the iourney to the cemetery, which 
did not end until late in the night. This good record was not made by the regu- 
lars, who left behind entire half companies as stragglers. 


In the battle of Mariquina several Colorado men received painful wounds. 
Private Henry E. Redmond of Company C had a bullet crash through his mouth 
and enter his neck. Private John Dennis of Company G also received a wound 
in this region, the ball piercing his neck and lodging in his right shoulder. Corp. 
John T. McCorkle, another Company G man, had his right thigh injured. 

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Private Charles S. Hutchinson of Company C was wounded in the fleshy part of his 
left thigh, and Private George Dickerman of Company C was struck in the left 
shoulder. On the night previous to the advance on Mariquina the outpost parties of 
Company E indulged in some hot long-distance battles with the insurgent senti- 
nels, and Private Charles S. McCarty was forced to go to the hospital with a 
slight bullet wound in his left shoulder. 

News reached the regiment that Private Harry B. Kerr of Company H, 
mounted orderly for Gen. Hale, was wounded severely while the 2d Brigade was 
advancing towards Malolos. 
The bullet pierced his chest 
very close to the heart, and 
for several days Kerr's life 
was despaired of. The bullet 
was finally found, however, 
and Kerr commenced to mend 

Another member of the 
Colorado Regiment, who was 
fighting near Malolos, and who 
had a narrow escape from injury, was Lieut. Fred D. Perry on Gen. Hale's staff. 
Lieut. Perry had a bullet barely graze the front of his stomach, singing the skin 
and rendering him deathly sick. 

Gen. Irving Hals was slightly wounded below the knee on his right leg 
during the second day's fight north of Caloocan. 


The first days of April found all the Colorado companies together again at 
Camp Alva, around the water-pumping station. The insurgents in the vicinity of 
Mariquina evidently remembered their drubbing and failed to re-establish their 
sharpshooters near the Colorado lines. 

During the month of April things went peacefully in this vicinity, the only 
remarkable event being the disappearance of the muchly conquered Mariquina in 
smoke. On Saturday, April 15th, Col. McCoy found it necessary to order a 
detachment of Company G to advance on Mariquina for the purpose of recovering 
the person of a Utah batteryman, who was reported captured by the insurgents. 
He had strayed into the town, and was inspecting the deserted church when a 
band of Filipinos pounced down on him and took him prisoner. On the approach 
of the Company G contingent, under command of Capt. Dave Howard, the 
prisoner made his escape and went to meet the Americans. The insurgents were 
driven out of the city, and simultaneously the thatch of the nipa huts that 
remained, and also the roof of the big church began to smoke heavily and lurid 
flames burst forth. When Capt. Howard returned to Camp Alva he reported that 
he had done all in his power to stop the conflagration, but the village was then 
totally destroyed. No one seemed to care whose fault it was that the village was 
finally destroyed, but there were remarks of satisfaction at the disappearance of 
one of the insurgents' particular strongholds. 

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Companies were sent out in all directions from the camp at various intervals 
through the month of April, but failed to locate any very large body of insurgents- 
within a radius of five miles, except toward the front. The villages of Cainta and 
Taytay were known to be the strongholds of at least a thousand armed men. 
No attempt was made to capture them. 

Artificer A. A. Aldrich of Company E, w T ho was wounded on March 20th, 
died at the Military Hospital on April 19th. He was shot through the left shoulder. 
Blood-poisoning made the amputation of the left arm necessary, which operation 
the patient failed to survive. 

Just previous to the big move of the troops on the north line, Companies B, 
E, F and M were sent to relieve eight companies of the 3d U. S. Inf. on the trench 
line to the north of La Eoma Cemetery, near Caloocan. The 3d Infantry com- 
panies went forward and left the Coloradans to hold the old line. The battalion 
was under command of senior Capt. David P. L,a Salle. 


While conducting a reconnoissance party into the wilds north of the Mariquina 
Road, on May 1st, 1st Sergt. Clifford H. Bowser of Company K received a pain- 
ful wound in the left arm and shoulder. The party consisted of seven men from 
Company K. It had advanced several miles without discovering any insurgents, 
when it came upon the Filipino outposts of San Mateo. Sergt. Bowser disposed 
of his men in the bushes, and crawled forward to investigate. Raising himself 
behind a tree he pulled forth his field glasses in time to look squarely down the 
barrel of a rifle, and the next moment he felt its bullet. Four other shots rained 
against the tree before he turned to run back. The insurgents, numbering five, 
pursued him. When opposite the ambush of the other members of the scouting 
party three Filipinos were dropped dead 
and two badly wounded. Defending itself 
as it fell back, the squad made its way 
to camp with the wounded Sergeant, who 
was transported to a hospital. 

The men made themselves as comfortable 
as possible at Camp Alva, by scouring the 
conquered territory for miles around for 
sections of nipa thatch with which to build 
their houses. In some instances they trans- 
ported the roofs of deserted huts to camp 
intact. Here they propped up one side, 
allowing the other to rest on the ground, 
thus making a very airy, yet dry house. 
Abandoned articles of house furniture the 
Colorado men also fell heir to. It was not an uncommon sight to find the 
off-duty population of a company camp among the picturesque rocks of the 
Mariquina bluffs, enjoying life on bamboo settees and rockers, and sleeping 
nights with heads resting on dainty pillows. 


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The battalion under command of Capt. L,a Salle remained about ten days near 
Calooean, when it was relieved by a detachment of the newly arrived 9th U. S. 
Inf. and sent back to the water- works. 

Private Harry L,. Doxsee, Company C, was killed on May 23d while on a trip 
of reconnoissance near Mariquina. Five Company C men composed the squad, 
which was in command of Sergt. C. B. Clark. Doxsee strayed ahead of the 
main party and was fired upon by a band of some thirty Filipinos secreted in the 
brush. He fell, mortally wounded, and his comrades were forced to retreat to 
camp for aid. A battalion composed of Companies A, B, C and D routed the 
Filipinos and obtained Doxsee' s body, which was buried on May 24th in the 
National Cemetery at Manila. 

On May 30th the different companies of the regiment sent squads to Manila to 
decorate the graves of the brave who had fallen victims to disease and bullets. 
Appropriate Decoration day services were held by different Chaplains of commands. 

On one or two occasions during the latter part of May it seemed necessary to 
send the regiment forward towards Taytay and Cainta, where the rebels could 
be plainly seen constructing heavy earthworks, but the higher authorities decided 
to postpone an attack. 


The month of June, 1899, proved to be the Colorado's fighting month and the 
last of its active service on the firing line. 

The mountain stronghold of Antipolo, lying north of Pasig City, was yet 
untaken. At the entrance to the mountain canyon leading to Antipolo were the 
villages of Cainta and Taytay, both swarming with insurgent natives. Cainta 
had been almost destroyed by Gen. Wheaton's troops on March 16th, and it was 
then seen that it was useless to force the evacuation of the town of Taytay, for 
the occupants would at once fly back into Antipolo and there be able to defend 
themselves with considerable success, on account of the natural mountain 
fortresses surrounding the road of entry. 

Gen. Dawton proposed to enter Antipolo from the rear, and simultaneously 
begin the attack on Cainta and Taytay. 

On the night of June 2d six companies of the Colorado command prepared 
themselves to go on the long tramp through the mountains to tap the back of 
Antipolo. Gen. Robert H. Hall commanded this expedition, and the next morn- 
ing, long before the stars grew dim, a column of 2500 men was moving out from 
the water-works and across the Mariquina Valley. There were, in addition to 
Companies A, C, F, G, K and L, of the Colorados, four troops of the 4th U. S. 
Cav., the 4th U. S. Inf., the Oregon Volunteers, a battalion of the Wyoming Vol- 
unteers, a battalion of the 9th Regulars and Hawthorne's Mountain Battery of 
four guns. This formed a stupendous army, and when the dwellers in the foot- 
hills looked out on the green valley that morning they beheld a rather imposing 
sight. Traveling in skirmish line were the various commands, and they stretched 
almost as far as the eye could see. The tiny mountain guns, rigged with shafts 
were drawn along by a single mule or a horse, each, and the ammunition was 
dragged along in Philippine carts. 

24 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Col. McCoy deployed his companies towards the muchly conquered village of 
Mariquina, and, alter firing three volleys, it sent a platoon of Company L into 
the place. No natives were discovered. Gen. Hall saw fit to send the mounted 
cavalry troop — the other three troops were afoot — towards San Mateo to recon- 
noiter. Considerable time was thus wasted in scouting about the valley and 
determining the proper place to enter the mountains. Two Filipino guides, fur- 
nished by the Colorado Regiment, pointed out the proper gorge to follow. Two 
deep gullies were encountered, which it was necessary to bridge in order to get 
the artillery across. 

At 1 o'clock Hall's Brigade started into the mountains. The plans of the 
expedition had provided for the appearance of the troops at that hour back of 
Antipole Antipolo was not reached before 9 o'clock the next morning. 

The Filipinos, hidden in the low brush on the hillsides, began to pour in their 
fire on the American skirmish lines, advancing in broad stretches towards them, 
and it then became necessary to combat every step of the way into the hills. The 
artillery, gotten safely across the gullies, opened up from the valley and dislodged 
several bodies of combatants high up on the mountains. They swarmed out like 
flies, and from the plain below looked like tiny specks as they made for safety on 
the opposite sides of the ridges. 

The Oregon Volunteers and the cavalry formed the advance guard on that 
afternoon's advance. Their skirmish lines tapped many an ambush and swung 
high onto the tops of the mountains and deep into the canyons after prey. Two 
men were killed and several wounded during the afternoon. 

In column of twos the rear of the column struggled along over the narrow, 
crooked trail made by native bull sleds, and at times narrowed to single file 
as the path wound into narrow glens and up steep inclines between bushes and 
over boulders. 

The entry to the mountains had been made five miles to the north of Antipolo. 
The lines swung to the south after finding the trail, and advanced directly towards 
the mountain city. 

The day was cruelly hot and scores of men fell fainting by the roadside. 
Water was scarce, and the exertion of climbing and fighting told fearfully on 
many. The ambulances had been left behind, as they had found it impossible to 
follow the rough mountain paths. The small cannon were jerked and dragged 
along over the roughest places imaginable, and one four-mule team, with wagon 
loaded heavily with ammunition, traveled bravely along over places which nearly 
wrecked the artillery carriages. The next morning the path became too prepos- 
terous, and the driver had to climb down. The wagon was burned to save capture 
by the Filipinos. 

The column bivouacked and sent out sentry posts for the night about 
three miles from Antipolo. The next morning Colorado was placed in the 
advance, and had a taste of the arduous mountain skirmishing. Only one man 
was wounded in the lively firing which the Filipinos kept up as they skulked from 
one ridge to another. This was Charles T. Hickman of Company A. 

Gen. Fawton evidently miscalculated the speed of Hall's Brigade, for he sent 
the North Dakotas and the 12th Infantry against Tavtav and Cainta on the 

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night before the mountain stragglers reached Antipolo. Taytay was captured 
without the loss of a man, and the rebels flew back up the mountain to Antipolo. 
Hearing the shooting of Hall's column, three miles away, they stampeded 
southward to Morong. 

The Colorado men surrounded Antipolo, and advanced on an empty town. 
Lawton's column was met half way between Antipolo and Taytay, in the middle 
of the blistering hot day. The supply wagons, a train of twenty-one, caught up 
at this point, and fresh rations were issued. After a three hours' rest, Hall's 
Brigade was turned to go back up the Spanish mountain road into Antipolo and 
take up the chase of the rebels, while troops boarded cascoes on the lake, to be 
towed up to Morong, to head them off in that direction. Here, there was another 
miscalculation. The troops on the lake attacked Morong, nearly twenty miles up 
the shore, on the night of the 4th of June, and Hall's men did not march up to 
the rear of the town before the morning of the 5th. The rebels had withstood the 
fire of the gunboats and the landing infantry for a time arid fled, leaving a dozen 
of their dead in an elaborately constructed series of entrenchments. 

An eighteen hours' rest was given the men, and the start for the water- works 
was commenced on the 6th, along the shore of the haguna de Bay, which was 


skirted by one of the old Spanish roads. Part of the 4th Cav. and the Dakotas 
were left to garrison Morong. The conquered villages of Binangonan and Angona 
were passed on the way home, camp for the night being made at the former place. 
Through heavy roads and a pelting rain the column marched into Santolan, 
opposite the water-works, on June 7th, after a tramp of over fifty miles. 

The tropical heat and the rough country told fearfully on the Colorado troops, 
although they did not suffer as badly as the other commands in the brigade. 
About fifty men dropped out and made their way painfully back to camp. 

At Antipolo, the Americans found people inside of three hours after the village 
had been fired into by them. The returning column, on the 4th, encountered 
hundreds of families returning from the direction of Teresa and Morong, under 
the impression that the United States soldiers had permanently left the place in 
the morning. None of these natives were molested, although it was plainly evi- 
dent that many of the able-bodied men had been fighting in the insurgent army. 
The Filipino is an adept at throwing away his gun and donning the clothes of a 

26 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

' ' raucho pobre ' ' peasant. Several hundred pounds of ammunition were discovered 
and confiscated at Antipolo, also several home-made projectiles for a cannon. 

The people of Teresa flew for their lives, but returned the next morning, when 
they found they were not to be harmed. 

At Morong a shattered wooden cannon was found. It had been constructed by 
surrounding a thin piece of gas pipe with wood and placing sheaths of iron 
around the affair. The touch-hole was badly shattered, where the entire charge 
in the gun had passed through. 

At Angona, on the lake front, several gun-pits were destroyed, but none of the 
reputed big shooters were discovered. The casualties on the trip amounted to 
three men killed and half a dozen wounded; Colorado had but one man hurt. 


Fawton's move on the Paranaque region was next. 

The scene of the fighting was now transferred from the water-works region to 
the extreme south line. This territory had been left to the Filipinos ever since 
the outbreak, and now it was determined to make an effort to close in on them. 
Well-armed Filipino warriors to the number of about 8000 were known to be 
making Paranaque and Fas Pinas their headquarters. The American lines 
hemmed them in from the beach to Pasai, and the Americans also held the river 
and the Faguna de Bay. The monitor Monadnock lay off Paranaque, so to all 
appearances the running of a line from the Faguna de Bay to a point below Fas 
Pinas would bottle up the insurrectos. 

Six companies of the Colorado command and one troop of the Nevada Cavalry 
were the only volunteers chosen for the 5000-man expedition. The rest were 

San Pedro Macati was the rendezvous. June 9th was a busy day at this point, 
the commands arriving from their various stations. Col. McCoy and Companies 
B, D, F, I and M marched from the water-works to Pasig, crossed the river there 
and marched down to San Pedro, Capt. Rucker, with Company E joining the 
command there, having marched out from Manila. The six companies were 
divided into battalions of three each and commanded by Maj. W. R. Grove and 
Fieut. Col. C. M. Moses, respectively. Six Chinamen were alloted to each com- 
pany, for the traveling next day was to be rough and all ammunition and food 
must be carried. Each man was furnished with 150 rounds of ammunition. 
Haversacks and canteens were the only equipment allowed. 

At 3 o'clock on the morning of June 10th there was a general arousing of the 
mighty camp of sleepers — men slept in a light rain without a shred of protection — 
coffee was taken and the column was formed. The Colorado boys were* placed at 
the head of Gen. Wheaton's Brigade, behind which followed Gen. Ovenshine's 
Brigade of regulars. 

The river was to be followed and then the hills skirting the southern shore of 
the Faguna de Bay to a point opposite Paranaque, when right turn was to be 
executed and the line run down to the bay. 

The plans were good, but very difficult of fulfillment, owing to the exceedingly 
puzzling country and its rough nature. 

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The sun was just rising when columns of fours were broken and the bugles rang 
* ' deploy as skirmishers. ' ' Colorado took the extreme left and started its long line 
over hill and into gully, through grass waving waist high and drenching one to 
the skin with early dew. Jungles had to be penetrated and rocky ridges climbed 
in order to make an even advance upon the enemy. It was exhausting work. 
Breathless, the men would struggle out of a ravine to be ordered forward into line 
and then crawl wearily over a hill. A mile of this progress and the enemy, 
entrenched on a heavily wooded hill 800 yards ahead opened up. Down on their 
knees went the skirmishers, cartridges were shoved home and the battle began. 
Above the pop, and sputter of the Mausers and Remingtons and the loud bang of 
the Krag-Jorgensens could be heard the shrill commands of the officers passed on 
down to the non-commissioned squad commanders. " Fire by volleys " brought 
the long even music of war which tells on the enemy. ' ' Forward ' ' brought the 
men struggling up off their bellies to rush ahead fifty yards to another vantage 
place and pour in the lead again. 

Corp. Fred Reed and Private W. J. Currier of Company E, both fell, hit by 
the same bullet, the former in the side and the latter in the arm. Private Harry 


Hegwer received a bullet in the neck, which passed diagonally downward and out 
the shoulder. Onward went the skirmish line, a little ragged perhaps, owing to 
exhausted ones failing to keep up, but driving the Filipinos before it. Company 
F was ordered to take the menacing hill from which the first shots rained, and 
dashed up its slope as one man. Suprising half a dozen insurrectos in a set of 
entrenchments, there was almost a hand to hand battle as every American got his 
man, and received not a scratch. A little later, though, Company F ran into 
more shots and Private H. A. Macklem was wounded in the temple, Frank Duval 
had his leg broken by a bullet and Thomas Rylott fell on a bolo he had captured 
and cut himself badly in the leg. 

It was rather discouraging news that was passed along the line: "Col. Moses 
is hit," but forward went the command and another San Juan hill was taken. 
Lieut. Col. Moses was hit early in the fight while directing the operations of his 
battalion. The bullet hit him in the left forearm and severed an artery. He was 
carried from the field with his wound bleeding profusely. 


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'.AM]:<><> THICKET. 

Private Asa Morrill of Company D was the only man hit in that company. He 
received a bullet through the neck, which did not result dangerously. Col. 
McCoy's orderly, Francis J. Henry, was shot in the right arm. Company B lost 
Sergt. George M. La Shell and Private Young. The latter was hit in the 
knee. Sergt. La Shell had his gun leveled at a bunch of Filipinos, when a 
bullet from their way hit the barrel of the rifle and tore it to pieces. It then 
glanced back and tore a hole in the Sergeant's arm. 

In the enthusiasm of the first brush with the enemj- the Colorado command 
failed to wait for the regulars, who were supposed to join it on the right, and 

consequently was conduct- 
ing a little campaign of its 
own, when it came time to 
gather the men together 
and make the turn for the 
south. The Filipinos had 
gotten well away in that 
direction, being urged along 
by shots from the gunboats 
on the lake. 

Squarely in the mid- 
dle of the day, the most 
fatiguing march ever undertaken by any trcops began and lasted for two hours, 
as the various commands made their way in skirmish order across miles of fields, 
covered with high grass and rice furrows. Water was scarce and the heat was 
terrific. Scarcely were there fifteen men to a company when a halt was called 
near the edge of the wood, supposed to contain Paranaque and several thousand 
insurgents. One by one the exhausted ones came straggling up to join their 

The wake of the army across this burning field was strewn with discarded 
haversacks, packages of extra ammunition, blouses and anything to lighten the 
burden on one's shoulders. 

Lunch was taken upon the arrival of the straggling and terrified Chinese 

The country which the troops were now roving about was more bewildering 
than ever. Stretches of pasture gave way to lines of bamboo woods and hedges 
of tropical trees and plants which completely shut off the view to the region 
beyond. It was necessary to deploy skirmish lines directly at lines of woods and 
take chances on the Filipinos being there in their hidden trenches. 

Company E of the 1st Colorado and Troop I of the 4th Cav. now went ahead 
under the direct charge of Col. McCoy. Advancing a mile across the open and 
into another clearing beyond, the men encountered the enemy's firing coming 
from the woods seven or eight hundred yards ahead. Engaging them while the 
rear commands were brought up and deployed, the Coloradans conducted another 
lively battle. Suddenly a few warning cracks of Mauser bullets caused a portion 
of the line to wheel about and commence firing commands in the greatest haste. 
The enemy had succeeded in getting around the front of the column and was 

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beginning to pour in a flank fire. Half the Colorado companies and the 21st Inf. 
were instantly started to rout them, while three companies forded rivers almost to 
their necks and met the fire from the other direction. The move on the part of 
the Filipinos was clever, but the quick and determined work of the Americans soon 
silenced their shots, and things were again ready for advancing. Private Joe Kearns 
of Company M was carried back from the flank skirmish with a bullet in the leg. 

There was an advance of a mile or so further and darkness came upon the 
wearied army, floundering around through morasses and rough rice ground. 
After clearing the territory surrounding with numerous volleys of rifle fire and 
cannon shells, the men were allowed to literally drop in their tracks to court 
sweet repose on the up and downy bosom of a rice field, unmindful of a pattering 
rain, which fell all night long. 

Stiffened joints grew limber in the bright sunshine of the next morning, and 
the brigades moved forward, struck the Calle Real, and moved into the village of 
Las Pinas unmolested. White flags fluttered, and the cinnamon faces of the 
inhabitants peered out from their huts. All Filipino warriors who had not 
escaped had buried their guns and become " amigos." 


There was a stacking of arms and a general drying out and recuperation until 
4 o'clock in the afternoon, when the Colorado command was dismissed, to march 
north through Paranaque ten miles into Manila. They passed series after series 
of the most savage-looking entrenchments and many strong redoubts. These had 
all been built to withstand an attack from the Manila side. The plans of the 
Filipinos had again failed. 

Quarters were reached at 8 o'clock, and the next day five companies were sent 
back to their places at the water-works, which position the Colorado Volunteers 
continued to hold until the welcome invitation came to embark for home. 


Early in June some promotions in the commissioned-officer list were announced. 
Second Lieut. Albert J. L/Uther of Company D, was made a 1st Lieutenant, to 
take the place of 1st L/ieut. W. J. Vamice of Company K, who resigned and 
returned to the United States, on account of ill health. Sergt. Frank DeVotie 
of Company D was promoted to the position of 2d Lieutenant, and 1st Sergt. Jud 
Palmer of Company G was assigned to a similar position. Lieut. Borstadt 
was assigned to Company K, Lieutenants Luther and DeVotie to Company D, and 
Lieut. Palmer to Company B, in place of Lieut. West, who was transferred to 
Company E, the 2d Lieutenant of that company, Charles O. Zollars, having 
resigned his commission and gone home. 

Just prior to starting on their tiresome skirmish into the Paranaque region, on 
June 10th, the Colorado companies in the field were apprised of the death of 1st 
Sergt. Clifford H. Bowser, who was wounded severely in the arm and shoulder 
on May 1st, while conducting a scouting party through the wilds north of the 
Mariquina Road. The wounds failed to heal properly and an amputation was 
necessary. Sergt. Bowser did not survive the operation and died, one of the 
honored sons of the regiment. 

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30 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

On June 12th, Private Edgar Pate of Company H received a severe wound in 

the knee, while lying in his tent in camp at the water-works. The insurgents of 

Mariquina Valley, taking advantage of the absence of half the companies, fired 

several volleys at the camp in the early morning, fortunately wounding but the 

one man. 


The announcement that Colorado's work was done was sent forth from 
department headquarters on July 4th, and the men added a number of yells of 
joy to the racket of a modest celebration of Independence day, consisting of a 
few unwarranted volleys of rifle shots, delivered at the Mariquina landscape. 
Camp was broken on July oth, and on July 6th, the regiment marched to Manila. 
The 21st U. S. Inf. took up the water-works position. 

It took less than ten days to settle up the affairs of the regiment and provide 
for the discharge of the men who had filed requests to be left in Manila. There 
were about one hundred and thirty of these and thirty of them enlisted at once in 
the new volunteer regiment, the 36th Inf. Maj. W. R. Grove accepted the 
position of Lieutenant-Colonel in this regiment. Among the officers of the 1st 
Colorado who resigned to accept commissions in the new veteran volunteer com- 
mand were Capt. E. E. Booth, Lieut. Ben Lear, Lieut. C. H. Sleeper, Lieut. C. F. 
O' Keefe. Thus, room was made for more promotions. The cabled announcement of 
these reached Manila on the day the regiment embarked on the transport }J r arren, 
July 15th. Capt. David P. La Salle was made Major; Lieut. George Borstadt, 
the regimental commissary officer, Captain; Lieut. W. T. Doertenbach, Captain; 
2d Lieut. Walter P. Burke, 1st Lieutenant; Lieut. Samuel Thomas, 1st Lieu- 
tenant; Lieut. Ralph B. Lister, 1st Lieutenant; 2d Lieut. James A. Gowdy, 1st 
Lieutenant. The new 2d Lieutenants, appointed from the ranks, were as follows: 
Sergt. Maj. Frederick Gross, 1st Sergt. A. B. Teal, 1st Sergt. Russell H. 
Ingersoll, Sergt. H. I. Lawrence. Sergt. A. L. Bing, Sergt. Alexander Shaw. 

The transport Warren, bearing the entire 1st Regiment, Colorado Inf., and 
about 300 discharged soldiers of other commands, steamed out of Manila Harbor 
for Nagasaki on the morning of July 18th, just a year from the day the command 
landed at Camp Dewey. 

After a week of most unpleasant weather, the Warren reached Nagasaki on 
July 25th, where coal was taken for the final stage of the homeward journey and 
the course set northward through the beautiful Inland Sea of Japan for Yokohama. 
The enthusiastic sight-seers arrived there on July 30th, and after a three days' 
period of pleasurable sight-seeing set off across the broad Pacific, reaching San 
Francisco on August 16th, where the regiment was mustered out of service on 
September 8, 1899. 


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Field and Staff. 


Col. Henry B. McCoy Clerk District Court Pueblo, Col. 

Lieut. Col. Cassius M. Moses Merchant " 

Maj. Chas. H. Anderson Chief Clerk, D. & R. G. Ry Denver, 

Maj . David P. LaSalle Merchant 

Maj . and Surg. Lewis H. Kenible. Physician 

Capt. and Asst. Surg. Chas. E- Locke Physician " 

1st Lieut, and Asst. Surg. David D. Thornton. . . Physician Trenton, N. J. 

Chaplain David Fleming Minister Leadville, Col. 

1st Lieut, and Q. M. Wra. B. Sawyer State Armorer Denver, " 

1st Lieut, and Adjt. Wm. H. Sweeney Newspaperman Pueblo, Col. 


Sergt. Maj. Samuel Ecker, Jr Hotel Clerk Pueblo, Col. 

Q. M. Sergt. Frank L- Emery Bookkeeper Colorado Springs, ■' 

Hospital Steward Ernest C. Skiles Druggist Denver, " 

Hospital Steward Edgar Luce Druggist Pueblo, 

Chief Mus. Harry T. Irvine Musician Denver, Col. 

Prin. Mus. Vernon W. Campbell Postoffice Clerk " 

Trin. Mus. Charles P*. Harlow Machinist 

o4 Campaigning in the Philippines. 



IRVING HALE, Brigadier-General, was born at North Bloomfield, N. Y., Aug. 
28, 1861. In 1865 his parents took him to Colorado. They crossed the plains 
in a prairie schooner, being forty days en route from St. Joseph, Mo., to Denver. 
From 1865 to 1873 he lived in Central City, Col. In 1873 the family removed 
to Denver, where they lived for five years, returning to Central City in 1878. 

He received his early schooling under his father, Dr. H. M. Hale, whose life 
has been devoted to educational work until recently, when he retired from the 
Presidency of the Colorado State University. In 1877, Irving graduated from the 
East Denver High School at the head of the first class which left that institution. 

He was always fond of athletic sports, hunting, fishing and roughing it in the 
mountains. In 1878, with a friend, he tramped over Middle Park, walking more 
than 500 miles from place to place, not counting hunting and fishing trips, which 
probably aggregated nearly as much more. On this trip he encountered numerous 
hardships and dangerous experiences, and narrowly missed a body of Indians 
who had just started an outbreak, but managed to elude them and leave the park. 
The following year he conceived the idea that it would be a profitable experience 
to run an express line through Middle Park, so from his previous earnings he 
bought a mule team and covered wagon, and throughout the summer plied back 
and forth alone through the practically uninhabited country between Central City 
and Grand Lake, a distance of seventy-five miles, experiencing many difficulties, 
breakdowns and hardships, that severely taxed his pluck and ingenuity. On 
those trips he took his books and studied as he drove along the road, in prepara- 
tion for the competitive examination for appointment to West Point. On the last 
trip out of the park, on his way to take the examination, the heavy timber on 
the regular Berthond Pass Road was found to be on fire for miles, and he was obliged 
to take the abandoned and almost impassable Boulder Pass Road, which was in such 
condition that at several places it was necessary to remove everything from the 
wagon and carry the load up the hill by hand. He succeeded, however, in reach- 
ing the appointed place for examination; passed the highest, and received the 
appointment to West Point. 

Entering the academy in June, 1880, he was graduated at the head of the class in 
1 884, with a total of 2070.4 points out of a possible 2075. This is the highest record 
that has been made in the entire history of the United States Military Academy. 
After a three months' leave, Lieut. Hale reported for duty at the headquarters of 
the Corps of Engineers, Willet's Point, N. Y., and took the post graduate course 
in torpedos and civil and military engineering. During this tour of duty he 
was promoted to 1st Lieutenant (1886) and appointed Instructor in torpedo service, 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 35 

and (1.887) Quartermaster and Commissary of the Battalion of Engineers, serving 
also on boards on the Patrick Automobile Torpedo and the Washington Aqueduct 
Bridge. In June, 1887, he was married to Miss Mary V. King, eldest daughter 
of Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. King, then commandant of the post. 

He was an expert and enthusiastic rifle-shot, being a member of the Battalion 
of Engineers' skirmish team that won on three successive years and thus re- 
tained the Sheridan Skirmish Trophy at Creedmoor, and representing the 
battalion in 1888 at the army rifle competition at Fort Niagara, in which contest 
he won 1st Division gold medal for best four days' combination, known distance 
and skirmish firing, and also 1st Division skirmish medal. After returning 
from Niagara in September, 1888, he reported for duty at West Point as Instructor 
in civil and military engineering. 

In 1888, obtaining six months' leave of absence, Lieut. Hale returned to 
Colorado and superintended the building of the first successful electric road in 
Denver. In the spring of 1890, he resigned from the army, and associated himself 
with the Edison General Electric Company (afterwards the General Electric 
Company), of which he was manager of the Rocky Mountain district when war 
was declared with Spain. 

Since leaving the army he has received the honorary degree of Electrical 
Engineer from the Colorado State School of Mines, and. has become a member of 
the American Institute of Mining Engineers and of the Colorado Scientific Society. 
For these societies he has written numerous papers, has contributed to scientific 
magazines, and has frequently lectured on electrical and military subjects. He is 
also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and vice-president of the 
Colorado Society, his Revolutionary ancestor being Col. John Hale, brother-in-law 
and member of the staff of Gen. Prescott, and a participant (as was also one 
of his sons, a private), in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Gen. Hale had two uncles 
on his mother's side in the Union Army of the Civil War. 

On the reorganization of the 1st Regiment Inf., National Guard of Colorado, 
in 1897, he was induced to accept the Lieutenant-Colonelcy ; in a few months he was 
promoted to Colonel, and in December was appointed Brigadier-General in com- 
mand of the entire guard of the State. Immediately on entering the service he 
established a regimental school, which was held weekly, instructions being given 
on the West Point recitation system in drill regulations, guard and outpost duty, 
marches, camps, regulations, etc. A broader and more systematic routine of 
drills was also inaugurated. On his promotion to the command of Brigadier this 
method of instruction was extended to all of its organizations, and a brigade 
lyceum was established, which held meetings, attended by officers from all parts 
of the State, and devoted to papers and discussions of military subjects of special 

This course of instruction made the National Guard of Colorado excellent 
material from which to organize a volunteer regiment in the outbreak of the 
Spanish War. 

When the 1st Colorado Inf., U. S. V., was formed, Brigadier-General Hale 
was appointed by Gov. Adams to the Colonelcy, and continued in a still more 
thorough manner, through Camp Adams in Denver, Camp Merritt in San Francisco 

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the voyage in the Philippines, and the campaign before Manila, the careful 
instruction and rigid discipline which had produced such good results in the 
National Guard. 

Soon after the capture of Manila, on August 13,1898, Col. Hale was promoted 
to the rank of Brigadier-General of Volunteers, to date from August 13th, on the 
strength of the following recommendation: 

For gallant and distinguished services in constructing the trenches, personally recon- 
noitering the ground in his front, clearing the ground during the night preceding the attack, 
and leading his regiment during the assault of August 13th. Col. Hale is well qualified by 
ability, education and experience for the rank of Brigadier- General. He has maintained his 
regiment in a high state of efficiency and discipline and has taken the lead in reconnoissances- 
constructing trenches and other military work of preparing for the attack, to which, in a large 
measure, is due the result of capturing Manila with such slight loss. 

Gen. Hale was assigned to the command of the 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 8th 
Army Corps, which he held during the semi-peaceful occupation of Manila, until 
the outbreak of the Filipino-Insurgent War, February 4, 1899, and throughout that 
war, personally leading it in all of its many engagements and marches, which are 
more fully enumerated in the history of the brigade. 

HENRY B. McCOY, Colonel, commanding officer of the Colorado Regiment, 
although a man young in years, had had much military experience when he en- 
tered the United States service, May 1, 1898. His first duty was done as a mem- 
ber of the 4th Regiment of the National Guard of Illinois, where, as a non- 
commissioned officer, he took part in the labor strikes at Lemont. He first entered 
the National Guard of Colorado about thirteen years ago, and his first commission 
was as Adjutant of the 4th Battalion, the National Guard at that time being 
organized as battalions. From this position he was advanced to that of Major, 
and at the only National Guard Camp ever held in the State, commanded the 2d 
Battalion. From this position he was soon advanced to that of Colonel of the 2d 
Regiment, and in that capacity commanded the active forces in the miners' strike 
at Leadville in 1896, when the entire National Guard of Colorado served for about 
six months at an altitude of two miles above sea level, with the thermometer as 
low as twenty degrees below zero some of the time. Col. McCoy also participated 
actively in the several labor strikes at Cripple Creek, when the National Guard of 
Colorado was called into the service for the protection of life and property. In 
the organization of the 1st Colorado Inf. for the United States service, a consoli- 
dation was effected of the National Guard, and Col. McCoy came out as Lieutenant- 
Colonel. He was promoted from this position to that of regimental commander, 
September 7, 1898, and has made a record second to no officer in the volunteer 
service in the Philippines in that capacity. Col. McCoy has been strongly recom- 
mended for the position of commander of one of the volunteer regiments now 
going into the service. He was recommended for brevet as Brigadier-General by 
Gen. Hall, for splendid service in the field. In private life, Col. McCoy is clerk 
of the district court of the 10th Judicial District of the State of Colorado and has 

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his home at Pueblo. He was born at Carlinville, 111., August 5, 1863. He is 
married and was fortunate in having Mrs. McCoy with him during the entire 
campaign in the Philippines. 

[We have been unable, after making every effort, to procure the biographies of the following 
officers of the Colorado Regiment: Lieut. Col. Cassius M. Moses, Maj. La Salle and 1st Lieut* 
and Quartermaster Wm. B. Sawyer. — Publishers.^ 

C. H. ANDERSON, Major, is a native of Darwin, Clark County, 111., and. 
is 32 years of age. When he was 13 years old, his parents moved to Denver, 
where he obtained his education in the public schools of that city. After grad- 
uating from the high school, he entered the bridge and building department of 
the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, and, at the time of entering the volunteer 
service, was chief clerk in that department. May 6, 1889, he enlisted as bands- 
man in the 1st Regiment, Colorado National Guard, and was afterward promoted 
to 1st Sergeant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel of that organiza- 
tion. He was mustered into the volunteer service as Major of the 1st Colorado 
Volunteer Inf., May 1, 1898, and served with his regiment in that capacity 
throughout the campaign. He was wounded at Mariquina, March 16th, and was- 
recommended for brevet for gallantry in action in the engagement. 

WILLIAM R. GROVE, Major, 1st Colorado Inf., U. S. V., was born at Mon- 
tezuma, Iowa, May 16, 1872 ; educated in Iowa ; by occupation, printer and 
journalist; enlisted in the National Guard at Denver, Col., in 1891; served 
successively as private, non-commissioned officer, Lieutenant, Captain and Major,- 
resigned position of Assistant Adjutant-General, State of Colorado, to accept 
Captaincy of Company I, 1st Colorado Inf., U. S. V., May 1, 1898; promoted to 
Major after fall of Manila; commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel, 36th Inf., U. S. V., 
July, 1899, remaining in service when the Colorado Regiment returned to the 
United States. 

WILLIAM H. SWEENEY, Jr., 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 1st Colo- 
rado Inf., U. S. V., came into the volunteer service, May 1, 1898, as 1st Lieutenant 
of Company C of the Colorado Regiment, and remained in that position until 
September 7, 1898, when he was made Regimental Adjutant. He is a native of 
Colorado, having been born in Denver, September 2, 1870. In civil life, Lieut. 
Sweeney is a newspaper man, being city editor of the Chieftain, a morning daily 
at Pueblo. His military service extended over a period of nearly fourteen years 
in the National Guard of Colorado, a greater part of which time he was an officer 
on the staff of Col. McCoy, who commanded the 2d Inf., N. G. C. During the 
service of the National Guard of Colorado at the labor strikes, Lieut. Sweeney 
occupied a position as Regimental Commissary, and subsequently became Regi- 
mental Quartermaster. 

38 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

LEWIS H. KEMBLE, Major and Surgeon, 1st Regiment, Colorado Volunteer 
Inf., was born in Stone Ridge, N. Y., March 13, 1867; was graduated from the 
University of Michigan, 1889; practiced medicine in Aspen, Col., from July, 
1889, to October, 1896; served as Major and Surgeon, 2d Regiment, Colorado 
National Guard, during the Leadville strike, from October 12, 1896, to March 10, 
1897; practiced medicine and surgery in Denver, Col., from last date, to time of 
entering the volunteer service of the United States; was mustered into service as 
Captain and Assistant Surgeon, 1st Regiment, Colorado Volunteer Inf., May 1, 
1898; May 25, 1898, was promoted to Major and Surgeon, 1st Regiment, Colo- 
rado Volunteer Inf. During the campaign against the Spaniards at Camp 
Dewey, he was detailed in the operating room of the general hospital; since that time 
was with the regiment continually, until mustered out. 

CHARLES E. EOCKE, Captain and Assistant Surgeon, 1st Colorado, was born 
at Port Henry, N. Y., September 29, 1845, and attended the public schools 
there until 10 years of age, after which he was educated at Fort Edwards Insti- 
tute, N. Y. In 1862, when 17 years old, he enlisted as private in Company C, 
79th New York Inf., and was mustered out of the United States service, June 14, 
1865, as Corporal and Brevet 2d Eieutenant. In 1867 he studied medicine in New 
York City and graduated at Bellevue Medical College in 1871. He served in the 
National Guard of New York for seven years and was in the railroad riot of 1877. 
In 1891 he moved to Denver, Col., where he practiced medicine and was also in- 
terested in mining. In the fall of 1894 he was elected State Senator for four 
years. He raised a company for the Bull Hill campaign in Colorado, and served 
four years as Captain of Company F, 1st Colorado Inf., and was Assistant Provost 
Marshal during the Eeadville strike. When the President called for volunteers 
for the Spanish War he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon, 
1st Colorado, on May 1, 1898, and Captain and Assistant Surgeon, May 25, 1898, 
and was mustered out in San Francisco, September 8, 1899. He is a member of 
Cameron Post No. 79, of New York City, and Colorado Society, Sons of the Amer- 
ican Revolution. 

DAVID DUNHAM THORNTON, 1st Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon, 
was born February 25, 1871, in Peapack, Somerset County, N. J. In 1887 he 
moved to Joliet, 111. He attended the University of Wisconsin, 1889-1891, (Phi 
Delta Theta Fraternity), and graduated in medicine at the Northwestern Univer- 
sity Medical School, Chicago, 111., in 1896 (Nu Sigma Nu Fraternity). He was 
house physician of the Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, 111., one year, and moved to 
Denver, Col., in 1897. Ha practiced medicine in that city and was instructor in 
Gross Medical College until enlistment. On May 1, 1898, he enlisted as private 
in Hospital Corps, 1st Regiment, Colorado Inf., U. S. V., and was assigned to 
Company D. On May 25, 189S, he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant and Assist- 
ant Surgeon, and served with the regiment throughout its campaign. He was 
mustered out of service at San Francisco, September 8, 1899. 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 39 

DAVID DAW FLEMING, Captain and Chaplain, was born in Pittsburg, 
Pa., August 15, 1857. In civil life, lie is a clergyman of the Episcopal Church, 
and a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., and also a graduate of the 
Berkeley Divinity School, Middleton, Conn. He enlisted as a private in Com- 
pany I, 2d Regiment, Colorado National Guard, 1896, and, at the outbreak of 
hostilities with Spain, was given a commission as Captain and Chaplain in the 
1st Colorado Volunteer Inf. He is a member of the Colorado Society of the 
Sons of the Revolution, of which he is Chaplain ; member of the Society of 
Colonial Wars; rector of St. George's Church, Deadville, Col., since 1894, to 
which post he is about to return. 

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Hospital Corps. 


Edgar H. Luce, Hospital Steward Druggist Pueblo, Col. 

Ernest C. Skiles, " " " Denver, 

Robert Fries, Acting Hospital Steward Medical Student 

Max Lippenos, Act. Hospital Steward " ' 

Frank Borstadt " " 

Cbas. A. Bnndsen " " 

Harry Myers Pastry Cook 

Hiram Newcomb Nurse 

Tbeo. Newfield Clerk 

Wm. A. Stevens Dental Student San Francisco, Cal. 

Wm. Wilsick Bicycle Agent Denver, Col. 

Ralph Taylor, 1st Lieutenant and Assistant Surgeon, U. S. V ... Denver, Col. 


Alex. J. McAllister, Hospital Steward Druggist Denver, Col. 

Claude Cooper Medical Student " 

Bert Fannon Medical Student " 

Henry Kilsel Nurse Manila, P. I. 

Edward Lazell Medical Student Denver, Col. 

Jos. H. Parkhill Student 

Wm. J. Rotbwell Medical Student " " 

Thos. Shaffer " " 

Albert Silverstein " " " " 

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Instrumentation of First Colorado Infantry Band. 

Harry T. Irvine, Chief Musician Cornet Musician Denver, Col. 

Vernon W. Campbell, Principal Musician Saxophone P. O. Clerk " " 

Charles E- Harlow Drum Major Bicycle Repairer " " 

Louis S. Rose Piccolo Watchmaker " " 

James E- Eewark Kb Clarinet Musician " 

John M. Coyle Bb Clarinet Musician Black Hawk, " 

John D. Maxfield Bb Clarinet Watchmaker Los Angeles, Cal. 

Carl B. Clark Bb Cornet . . .Musician Rocky Ford, Col. 

Samuel W. Kendrick : Bb Cornet Musician Denver, " 

Nels P. E. Nelson Bb Cornet Engineer Boulder, " 

Jay G. Hilliard Bb Cornet Musician Colorado Springs " 

Edward D. Scott Saxophone Watchmaker , Denver, " 

Wallace W. Cooper Saxophone Musician " " 

Morris M. Rathbun Alto Musician Chicago, 111. 

Wm. W. Griffin Alto Grocer Pueblo, CoL 

Wiley O. Reynolks Alto Barber Rocky Ford, " 

Fred T. McGuire Trombone Broker Denver, " 

Harry L- Culver Trombone Accountant Austin, 111. 

Charlie H. Berryman Trombone Miner Central City, " 

Swan Pearson Baritone Musician Denver, Col. 

Geo. E- Settle Eb Tuba Musician " " 

Fred O. Palmer B Bb Bass Stone Cutter Loveland, " 

Frank M. Dickey Snare Drum Musician Boulder. ' ' 

Ernest E. Fairchild Bass Drum Insurance Denver, ' ' 

Ora P. Farrell Cook Longmont, " 

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Officers First Battalion. 

Cassius W. Moses Lieutenant Colonel 

John A. Taylor • Captain, Company D 

Albert J. Luther 1st Lieutenant, Company D 

Frank D. DeVotie -2d Lieutenant, Company D 

William A. Cornell Captain, Company K 

Ralph B. Lister 1st Lieutenant, Company K 

Augustus L. Bing 2d Lieutenant, Company K 

Kyle Rucker Captain, Company E 

Clarence W. Lathrop 1st Lieutenant, Company E 

Cecil B. West 2d Lieutenant, Company E 

Charles H, Hilton Captain, Company I 

Charles S. Haughwout 1st Lieutenant, Company I 

Russell H. Ingersoll 2d Lieutenant, Company I 

Col 4 

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JOHN A. TAYLOR, Captain, Company D, was born in Prince Edward Island, 
April 12, 1857, of Scotch parentage. At the age of seventeen, he was apprenticed 
for five years to learn the blacksmith trade. He emigrated to America and went 
directly to Colorado in 1879, and settled in Greeley, Col., where he was engaged in 
the blacksmith business until the call for volunteers for the Spanish-American War. 
He has been actively engaged in the National Guard of Colorado, since 1882, 
serving all the way from a private to his present position. In 1896, he organized 
Company D, of State National Guard, and was commissioned Captain shortly after 
the muster-in of the company. The miners strike, in Eeadville, called into the 
service the entire National Guard force of the State. Capt. Taylor served with 
his company during the entire trouble. Upon the call of the President for volun- 
teers, he tendered the Governor of the State the service of his company, and was 
accepted and became a part of the 1st Regiment of Colorado Inf., of which 
organization he is justly proud. 

FRANK D. DeVOTlE, 2d lieutenant, Company D, is a native son of Colorado, 
born at Greeley, Weld County, Col., August 27, 1871. He lived on a farm near 
Greeley until 1886, when he entered the Agricultural College, at Fort Collins, Col. 
Until April, 1892, he pursued his studies there along the line of irrigation engi- 
neering, receiving at the same time the excellent military training which that 
institution affords, spending his vacations and holidays at home on the farm. In 
April, 1892, nine weeks before graduation, he quit college to accept a position as 
bookkeeper in the First National Bank of Greeley. After two years in the bank, 
he went to Kearney, Neb., where for one season he applied his knowledge of 
irrigation. After returning from Nebraska, he worked as clerk and bookkeeper 
in a real estate and insurance office. He was recording clerk in the county office 
about three years, and elected County Surveyor of Weld County, Col., November, 
1897. He served the State of Colorado, as 2d Lieutenant in the National Guard 
from April, 1896, until the call for volunteers for the Spanish War, taking part in 
the campaign during the miners' strike in Ueadville in 1896-97. May 1, 1898, 
upon the call came for volunteers, he resigned his office as County Surveyor, and 
was mustered in as Sergeant and appointed 2d Lieutenant, May 29, 1899, by Gov. 
Thomas of Colorado, and mustered into the United States service as such June 
11, 1899. 

*Biography of 2d lieutenant A. J. I,uther appears on page 

43 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Co. D — 1st Battalion. 


John A. Taylor, Capt Blacksmith Greeley, Col. 

Albert J. Luther, 1st Lieut Printer 

Frank D. DeVotie, 2d Lieut Clerk " 

Clarence L- Searing, 1st Sergt Bookkeeper 

Walter L. Weber, Q. M. Sergt Printer 

James L Kendel, Sergt Plumber " 

Edgar A. Mead, Sergt Student 

Wallace E. Woodbury, Sergt Printer " 

Robert L. Dye, Sergt Tinner Parkersburg, W. Va. 

Wm. H. Thun, Corp Printer Greeley, Col. 

Clarence B. Mattox, Corp Farmer " 

George Boyd, Corp Laborer La Salle, Col. 

Wm. M. Gerritson, Corp Farmer Loveland, Col. 

Lee E. Forsythe, Corp Blacksmith Greeley, Col. 

A. H. Romans, Corp Clerk 

Charles M. Grissom, Corp Laborer Eaton, Col. 

Elmer E- Hardwick, Corp Laborer Evans, Col. 

James Doran, Corp Car-inspector Lajunta, Col. 

David A. Bates, Corp Railroad Employee " " 

Warren A. Flager, Corp Laborer Greeley, Col. 

M. R. Freeman, Corp Clerk " 

Jas. L Norton, Musician Laborer " 

Geo. W. Springer, Artificer Merchant New Windsor, Col. 

John R Kramer, Wagoner Laborer Greeley, Col. 


David Allen Farmer Denver, Col. 

Herbert F Aldridge Farmer Pueblo, Col. 

Albert C. Allyn Printer Greeley, Col. 

Melbourne A. Bixby Machinist Colorado Springs, Col. 

Daniel Boebel Farmer Jansen, Neb. 

Chas. A. Bourquin Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Joseph W. Brewster Miner 

Wm. F. Brannan Blacksmith Ida Grove, Iowa. 

Fred Christian Laborer Colorado Springs. Col. 

Ward Christians Ore Sampler Florence, Col. 

John F. Curtis Baker Blair, Neb. 

Lonzo C Davis Miller Eaton, Col. 

Edward C. Dumas Miner Victor, Col. 

Frank Feight Miner Greeley, Col. 

Oria P. Ferrill Cook Leadville, Col. 

Wm. E. Fisk Miner Elkton, Col. 

Clinton W. Fletcher Miner Cripple Creek. Col. 

Wm. E. Friesner Plumber Lajunta, Col. 

Irwin W. Fry Laborer Evans, Col. 

Chas. H. Galliher Millwright Denver, Col. 

Herman Gatton Laborer Evans, Col. 

Alfred S. Henderson Laborer Greeley, Col. 

Ambrose M. Hoard Bricklayer " 

Noah J. Hoggatt Farmer " 

Wm. M. Hopper Laborer Eaton, Col. 

Claude B. Hume Laborer " " 

Frank H,. Kiddos Laborer Cromwell, Iowa. 

Jay Kimball Laborer Greeley, Col. 

Ross G. Kirkham Farmer Ottawa, Kas. 

Richard G. Knowlton Student Greeley, Col. 

Chas. F. Knowlton '. Student 

Klmer Lee Farmer " 

Walter Levisee Laborer " 

Walter M. Lewellin Magician Pueblo, Col. 

Roy G. Lundy Student Greeley, Col. 

Wm J. McGregor Laborer " 

Fred. W. McKee Farmer Pueblo, Col. 

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L. L. McKenney Farmer Greeley, Col. 

Allie Maxwell laborer Evans, Col. 

James B. Moore . . laborer Avoca, Iowa. 

James Moss Cook Greeley, Col. 

Martin Muench Laborer Eaton, Col. 

Alfred Mulford Student Greeley, Col. 

Fred L. Needham Farmer Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Ben S Nolin Laborer Greeley, Col. 

Elmer Nowell Butcher Avoca, Iowa. 

Oscar Otterson Smelterman Florence, Col. 

Carleton Ozias Laborer Fort Collins, Col. 

Edward Phelan Miner " Victor, Col. 

Joseph G. Ridlen Steel-worker Horace, Kas. 

Daniel S. Ritts Machinist Victor, Col. 

Geo. C Robinson Laborer Greeley, Col . 

George E- Settle Musician Denver, Col. 

Martin P. Sheridan Electrician " " 

Wm S. Shoemaker Laborer Greeley, Col. 

Harry W. Somerville : Laborer Eaton, Col. 

Napoleon Southers Farmer Pueblo, Col. 

Geo. A. Stevenson Farmer Greeley, Col. 

Clarence A. Talbott Laborer Diagonal, Iowa. 

Thomas J. Tucker Painter Greeley, Col. 

Caspar H. Williams Blacksmith Edinburg, Mo. 

Dorman E. White Farmer Greeley, Col. 

John Worm Iron-molder " " 



James M. Towner, Sergt Greeley, Col 

Edward C. Kunde, Sergt " " 

Geo. F. Booth, Corp " " 

Chas. C. Fuller, Musician Cripple Creek, Col . 

Chas. E- Brown Pueblo, Col 

Henry H. Klement Cripple Creek, Col. 

Henry Redhair Greeley, Col 

Jas. McD. Sheridan Denver, Col 

Martin Scheidig "' " 

Harry E Mattox . 
Asa P. Morrill.. . . 


By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, July 8, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

" Disability, Sept 23, 1898. 

.Greeley, Col By order, August 23, 1899. 

" By order, August 23, 1899. 


Chas. W. Thompson Denver, Col 

F. H. Borstadt, Jr " " 

To U. S. Hospital Corps, June 14 1898. 
. To U. S. Hospital Corps, March 2, 1899. 

Asa P. Morrill. 

.Greeley, Col.. 

.Wounded near Manila, P. I., June 11, 1899. 


Fred. E- Springstead Killed in action near Manila, P. I., August 1, 1898. 

Cass White Killed in action near Manila, P. I., February 5, 1899. 

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Campaigning in the Philippines. 51 


WM. A. CORNELJv, Captain, Company K, was born in Lexington, 111., Nov- 
ember 5, 1872, and moved to Denver in 1873. He was educated in the public 
schools and the school of mines at Golden, Col. He joined the National Guard of 
Colorado, May 1, 1890, as private, Company K, 1st Regiment Inf., and was ap- 
pointed Corporal, June, 1891; 1st Sergeant, June, 1892; Regimental Commissary 
Sergeant January, 1896; Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant, April, 1896; was 
commissioned Captain, October, 1896; served during the riots of 1894 at Cripple 
Creek; Bull Hill and Dead ville, 1896-97; was commissioned Captain Company K, 
1st Colorado, U. S. V., May 1, 1898, and was mustered out September 8, 1899. 

AUGUSTUS D. BINGS, 2d Dieutenant, Company K, was born at Cameron, 
Mo., January 4, 1871 removing with his parents to Denver, Col., June 14, 1878. 
He enlisted in Company B, 1st Regiment National Guard of Colorado, and served 
in Cripple Creek riots. He was discharged May, 1896, on account of leaving the 
State; re-enlisted in Company K, 1st Regiment Inf., National Guard Colorado, 
July 27, 1896; served four and one-half months in Deadville riots, being promoted 
while in active service to Corporal, September 28, 1896, and Sergeant, December 
11, 1896; appointed 1st Sergeant at Broadmoor encampment, July, 1897; reduced 
by his own request, January 1898, on account of appointment in Denver Fire 
Department. He was mustered into United States Volunteer service May 1st, 
as Corporal; promoted to Sergeant, May 10, 1899; appointed 2d Dieutenant, 
July 14, 1899. He was with his company in all engagements during the Spanish 
and Philippine Wars; occupation, salesman. 

52 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Co. K— 1st Battalion. 


Wm. A. Cornell, Capt Student Denver, Col. 

Ralph B. Lister, 1st Lieut Fireman '| 

Augustus L. Bing, 2d Lieut Fireman " |'_ 

Harry M. Osborne, 1st Sergt Clerk 

Chas. G. Avery, Q. M. Sergt Clerk ^ 

Ben K. Duffy, Strgt Student " " 

A. T. Anderson, Sergt Elevator Pilot 

Patsy Powers, Sergt Clerk 

Samuel T. Lunbeek, Sergt Electroplater 

John D. yeerie, Corp Stone-cutter 

Wm. T. Keogh, Corp Clerk 

Alvin P. Moore, Corp Butcher 

Lewis W. Mackenzie, Corp Mechanic 

Wm. G. Harrison, Corp Electrician 

Arch Middleton, Corp Farmer 

Thomas G. Pate, Corp Cook Trinidad, Col. 

Grant Edsall, Corp Operator Victor, Col. 

Robert H. White, Corp Clerk Honolulu, H. I. 

Arthur C. Sims, Corp Dairyman Wauneta, Neb. 

John D. Vance, Corp Miner Denver, Col 

Edwin Segerstrom Corp Stenographer Florence, Col. 

Augustine A. Smith, Cook Cook Denver, Col. 

Norman B. Mackenzie, Musician Mechanic Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. 

Richard H. Perkins, Artificer Laborer Denver, Col. 

Frank L. Lyons, Wagoner Teamster 


Edward Abbott Bookkeeper Muskegon, Mich. 

Ira T. Aleshire Laborer .Colorado Springs, Col. 

Thomas H L. Bamford Bookkeeper Ontario, Canada. 

Otto Berlinger * Butcher Denver, Col. 

Wm. G. Bolton Salesman 

Felix E. Brady Clerk San Francisco, Cal. 

Percy G. Bridges Optician Denver, Col. 

Chas. E Burkhart Drug Clerk 

Harry B. Burr Engineer 

Bird E- Carter Carpenter Trinidad, Col. 

Wm. F. Chapin Clerk Denver, Col. 

Fred P. Cobb Clerk Greeley, Col. 

Budd I. Copeland Mechanic Denver, Col. 

Arthur J Coulter Bookkeeper Genessee, Idaho. 

James H. Cowell Miner Denver, Col. 

Robert J. Dulmage Clerk 

Arthur K. Etz Draftsman 

Robert W. Eyster Student Colorado Springs, Cal. 

Samuel Field Printer Denver, Col. 

Jos. T. Fullington Laborer 

Wm. G. Gallager Clerk Philadelphia, Pa. 

Burt I. Gandy Theatre Hand Denver, Col. 

Jesse M. Hardeuberg Farmer Pueblo, Col. 

Charles H. Haring Lawyer San Francisco, Cal. 

Phillip Hayden Student Holton, Kas. 

Fred Humphrey Boiler-maker Denver, Col. 

Edwin G. Jackson Cook Cleveland, Ohio 

Edgar H. Jeffries Student Denver, Col. 

James E. Lewark Musician " 

James E. Losey Painter Colorado Springs, Col. 

Lawrence McDonald Plumber Denver, Col. 

Kenneth B. Mathieson Theatre Usher " 

John F. Mosier Teamster Muskegon, Mich. 

Frank C.Noble Reporter Denver, Col. 

Henry E- Norden Bookkeeper 

James C. Payne Millman Florence, Col. 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 53 


James K. Polke Miner Denver, Col. 

John L. Purtell Horseman Los Anegles, Cal. 

Samuel Richards Laborer Mahoney City, Pa. 

Lewis S. Rose Musician Cripple Creek, Col. 

Wm. H. Saundry Laborer Lead ville, Col. 

Guy R. Sims Farmer Wauneta, Neb. 

Ambrose M. Smock Student Denver, Col. 

Wm. H. Sterling Clerk Canton, Ohio. 

Edwara W. Stone Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Charles B. Travers Blacksmith Boston, Mass. 

Frank Turner Plumber San Francisco, Cal. 

Samuel Vincent Clerk Cripple Creek, Col. 

Lem Wilburn Motorman Denver, Col. 

Walton G. Wilcox Student 

Ernest E. Wilson Fireman Denver, Col. 

Oscar B. Wilson Clerk " " 

Fred K. Wollaston Student " " 

Durward D. Young Stone-mason Rocky Ford, Col. 



Wm. J. Vannice, 1st Lieut Denver, Col Disability, June 9, 1899. 

Wallace A. Young, Sergt " " Disability, May 2, 1899. 

Thos P. Akers, Corp Lexington, Ky By order, July 14, 1899. 

Guy Mackintosh, Corp Denver, Col By crder, April 12, 1899. 

S. G. McWilliams, Corp " " Disability, August 17, 1899. 

Garrett C. Pogue, Corp " "' By order, April 12, 1899. 

Harold S. Westfall, Musician ' " By order, March 24, 1899 . 

Dave G. Gardner, Artificer Newcastle, Pa Disability, Feb. 22, 1899. 

Benj. M. Lloyd Denver, Col Disability, June 15, 1899. 

Wm. G. Bradley Cripple Creek, Col Disability, June 21. 1899. 

Harry C. Wheeler Grinnell, Iowa Disability, July 4, 1899. 

Prank B. Meyer Denver, Col Disability, Jan. 14, 1899. 

Wm. A Pollard 

Wm. Downing 

Wm. H. Cummings . 
Robt. H. MacDonald. 
Frank G. Morrison . 
Wm. M. Paden 

Disability, Nov. 12, 1898. 

Disability, Nov. 30, 1898. 

By order, July 13, 1899. 

By order, July 8, 1899. 

By order, March 17. 1899. 

By order, August 15, 1899. 

Allen M. Walcott Honolulu, H. I By order, July 13, 1899. 

Harley D. West Golden, Col By order, May 1, 18P9. 


George Borstadt, 1st Lieut Denver, Col To Co. L, as Captain, July 15, 1899 

Claude E- Cooper " ' To U. S. Hospital Corps, June 14, 1898 

Charles S. Evans Hillsborough, Ky .. ..To U. S. Hospital Corps, June 14, 1898 

Charles E. Harlow Denver, Col To Non-Com. Staff, February 1, 1899 

Edward R. Hayes Waynesburg, Pa To 10th Pa. Inf., June 8, 1899 

Oscar B. Rouse Denver, Col To Co. E, July 16, 1898 

Wm. J. Wilseck Cheyenne, Wyo.To U. S. Hospital Corps, February 22, 1899 


Clifford H. Bowser, 1st Sergt Of wounds received in action at Manila, P. I., June 9, 1899. 

Richard M. Bryant, Corp Of disease at Manila, P. I., February 25, 1899. 

Edward R. Pynchon Of wounds received in action at Manila, P. I., March 20, 1899. 

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KYLE RUCKIE, Captain, Company E, was born in Colorado Springs, Jan- 
uary 14, 1875, and moved to Kansas City, Mo., and thence to Denver, Col., 1888. 
He graduated at the East Denver High School, class of '94, and was three years 
a member of the cadet organization in school, as private, Corporal, Sergeant and 
Captain at the time of graduating. He entered the law department of the Denver 
University in the fall of 1894, and graduated in law, 1896. He practiced in Den - 
ver, Col., and entered the National Guard of Colorado in the winter of 1898. 
He was commissioned Captain, February 11, 1898, and mustered in as Captain 
with the 1st Regiment, Colorado Inf., U. S. V., May 1, 1898. 

CLARENCE W. LOTHROP, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, was born at 
Denver, Col., September 28, 1875. He graduated from the East Denver High 
School, class of '94, and from the Denver Daw School, class of '96. He practiced 
law at Denver, Col., in 1897 and 1898, and was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, 
Company E, Colorado National Guard, February 11, 1898. He was mustered in 
as 1st Lieutenant, 1st Colorado Volunteers, May 1, 1899. He was on special 
duty in charge of Bureau of Licenses at Manila, P. I., and aide to Brigadier- 
General Hughes, September 1, 1898, to July 5, 1899. He was mustered out 
September 8, 1899. 

CECIL B. WEST, 2d Lieutenant, Company E, was born at Salina, Col., 
March 27, 1876. He moved to Boulder, Col., in 1878, and attended the public 
schools until 1886, and then moved to Denver, Col., and finished his education 
at the Inter-college at Pueblo, Col., and by occupation is a brass-molder. He 
enlisted in the National Guard of Colorado, March 20, 1894, in Company B. He 
was appointed Corporal, April 27, 1895, and Sergeant, December 25, 1896, and 
was discharged March 20, 1897. He re-enlisted in Company E, 1st Regiment, 
Colorado National Guard, April 27, 1897. He was appointed Sergeant, Company 
E, August 7, 1897, and 1st Sergeant, March 2, 1898. He was mustered into the 
United States volunteer service May 1, 1898, as 1st Sergeant, and was appointed 
2d Lieutenant, March 2, 1899. He was in active service with the Colorado 
National Guard at the Cripple Creek strike for forty-eight days in 1894, and also 
at Leadville for six months, from September, 1896, to February, 1897. He held 
the position of Assistant Armorer, State of Colorado, from July 4, 1896, until 
mustered into the service of the United States. He won the High Trophy Medal 
for the best-drilled soldier of the Colorado National Guard, March 10, 1898. He 
was given a certificate of honor by Congress for gallant service during the Spanish- 
American War. 

56 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Co. E — 1st Battalion. 


Kyle Rucker, Capt Lawyer Denver, Col. 

Clarence W. Lothrop, 1st Lieut Lawyer " 

Cecil B. West, 2d Lieut Brass Molder " " 

Albert S. Gi vens, 1st Sergt " " 

Adelbert H. West, Q. M. Sergt " 

John L- Ritch, Sergt Reporter " " 

William S. Watson, Sergt Groceryman " " 

James F. Neff, Sergt Painter " " 

Howard W. Edwards, Corp Plumber Leadville, Col. 

Harry W. McCauley, Corp .... Reporter Denver, Col. 

L. A. Hanawald, Corp •. Clerk Alcott, Col. 

Francis M. Root, Corp Assayer 

Louis I. Bigelow, Corp Clerk Denver, Col. 

Benjamin A. Holley, Corp Printer 

Robert F. Reed, Corp Laborer " 

Robert A. Imrie, Corp Clerk " " 

Edgar A. Warren, Corp Engineer Lynn, Mass. 

Andrew Anderson, Corp Chemist Denver, Col. 

Robert C. Caldwell, Corp Waiter Glen wood Springs, Col. 

Charles M. Davis, Corp Chemist Chicago, 111. 

Hugh B. Hays, Cook Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

George F. Sommers, Musician Candy-maker Denver, Col. 

Henry C. Neimann, Musician Machinist " " 

Carl J. Linibach, Artificer Machinist Monument, Col. 

A. A. Brandenburg, Wagoner Carriage-finisher Denver, Col. 


Frank A. Andrews Millman Cyanide, Col. 

James M. Byrns Miner Leadville, Col. 

Allan Barnett Miner Victor, Col. 

William G. Bowser Miner 

Charles S. Carty Council Bluffs, Iowa 

William J. Currier Printer Denver, Col. 

Joseph A. Demeke Printer " " 

Louis W. Despain Carpenter Pueblo, Col. 

William H. Deakin Miner Victor, Col. 

Rozier D. Ferguson Expressman Denver, Col. 

Axtell W. Finberg Coatmaker Clinton, Minn. 

Edward J. Gilbert Miner 

Otis R. Glass Rail Inspector Pueblo, Col. 

Norman Hastings Boxmaker Alcott, Col. 

Harry H. Hegwer Clerk Denver, Col. 

Oscar W. Hegwer " " 

Othniel G.Hutchison Student 

David E- Holden Miner 

William H. Hudson Hostler Cripple Creek, Col. 

Arthur D. Ingraham Printer Oil City, Pa. 

Emil C. Immer Laborer Preston, Kas. 

Frank Jackson Tanner Brighton, Col. 

Albin B. Johnson Coachman Denver, Col. 

Loren W. Johnson Barber Bluff City, Kas. 

William T. Johns Merchant Denver, Col. 

Francis D. Leary Clerk Boston , Mass. 

William W. Lubbert Machinist 

Samuel R. Lundy Florist 

Albert W. Lyter Student Alcott, Col. 

William H. Leahy Miner 

Ambrose E. McPherson Miner Fairbury , Neb. 

Richard V. Mcl.ellan Laborer 

George Macarthur Instructor Denver, Col. 

Orman P. Morse Student " " 

Willis N. P. Miner Teamster Cripple Creek, Col. 

Alfred E. Miller Carpet-layer Galesburg, 111. 

Campaigning hi the Philippines. 57 


Patrick W. Murphy Steelworker 

Peter Olson Herder Sisseton, S. Dak. 

Martin O. Olsson Expressman Denver, Col. 

Jesse F. Ormsby Stenographer Tabor, Iowa 

Charles C. Pearce ... Fireman Fruita, Col. 

John B. Plato Student Denver, Col. 

George D. Phillips Clerk " " 

Oscar B. Rouse Clerk " " 

John T. Richards Clerk Erie, Col. 

Claude P. Smith Clerk Denver, Col. 

Charles H. Smith Student 

Robert L. Stanley Candymaker " " 

Elwood B. Scott Musician 

George Toby Miner Victor, Col. 

Uri W. Walker Butcher Harman, Col. 

Stephen W. Webber Laborer Denver, Col. 

Charles A. Wilkinson Clerk " " 

James A. Witherspoon Miner Cripple Creek Col. 

Clement V. Young Farmer Richmond, Ind. 



Gordon A. Thurber, Sergt Denver, Col. By order, April 25, 1899. 

W. S. Grove, Sergt Manila, P. I By order, July 8, 1899. 

Herbert G. Ferris, Corp " " By order, July 14, 1899. 

Chas. W. Foster " " By order, July 8, 1899. 

John M. Henderson Nashville, Tenn By order, May 8, 1899. 

A. C. Johnson Denver, Col By order, June 12, 1899. 

Wm. A. Ladner St. Louis, Mo By order, July 14, 1899. 

Wm. L- Morgan Denver, Col By order, July 14, 1899. 

Alex. C. Morrison Cripple Creek, Col By order, July 14, 1899. 

John O'Brien Manila, P. I By order, July 8, 1899. 

Henry L. Pierce Elyria, Col By order, February 23, 1899. 

Jesse W. Pressnall Denver, Col By order, June 11, 1898. 

John Sanders Manila, P. I By order, July 8, 1899. Re- 
enlisted 36th U. S. V. 

Claude V. West Manila, P.I By order, July 8, lh99. 

Chas. J. Coggeshall Austin, Tex Disability, February 7, 1899. 

J. W. Randall Denver, Col Disability, November 12, 1898. 

Emor F. Stanley " " Disability, December 10, 1898. 

Geo. B. Williams Midland, Mich Disability, January 20, 1899. 

M. W. Esshom Cripple Creek, Col By order, August 2, 1899. 

Grove Coningham Manila, P. I By order, July 14, 1899. 

Wm. H. Rothwell Denver, Col To U. S. Hosp. Corps, Sept. 20, '98. 

Chas. O. Zollars, 2d Lieut Denver, Col April 26, 1899. 


Robert F. Reed, Corp Wounded at Guadalupe, P. I., June 10, 1899. 

A. A. Aldrich Wounded near Mariquina, P. I., March 21, 1899. 

Chas. S. Carty Wounded near Mariquina, P. I. , March 30, 1899. 

Wm. J. Currier Wounded at Las Pinas, P. I., June 10, 1899. 

M. W. Esshom Wounded near Mariquina Road, P. I., March 21, 1899. 

Harry H. Hegwer Wounded at Las Pinas, P. I., June 10, 1899. 

A. A. Aldrich, Artificer Died from wounds received in action at Manila, P. I., April, 1899. 

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CHARLES H. HILTON, Jr., Captain, Company I, was born in Mishawaka, 
Ind., March 22, 1871; attended school in Niles, Mich., and Memphis, Tenri.; 
came to Colorado in 1887, and engaged in the bicycle business; joined the National 
Guard in June, 1894, and was appointed 1st Sergeant of the Signal Corps; after 
the City Hall trouble and during the strike at Cripple Creek, was promoted 
to 2d Lieutenant; after the second strike on Bull Hill, was promoted to 1st 
Lieutenant; served in the Leadville trouble as Chief Signal Officer on Gen. Brook's 
staff; was mustered in with the 1st Colorado Inf., U. S. V., as 1st Lieutenant, 
May 1, 1898; promoted to Captain during the insurrection, vice Capt. J. S. Stewart, 

C. S. HAUGHWOUT, 1st Lieutenant, Company I, was born in Yonkers, 
N. Y., July 28, 1871; moved to Den ver in 1889; joined the National Guard of Colorado 
in 1891, as a private in the Signal Corps; transferred to 1st Regiment National 
Guard of Colorado in 1892, and appointed Sergeant-Major, 1st Regiment, Colorado 
Inf., National Guard of Colorado; served during Cripple Creek riots; 1st Lieu- 
tenant, 1st Colorado Inf., U. S. V.; Acting Commissary, May 1, 1898; Deputy 
Collector Internal Revenue, from September 1, 1898, to May 1, 1899; Acting 
Ordnance Officer; discount clerk in First National Bank, Denver, Col., for ten 

RUSSELL H. INGERSOLL, 2d Lieutenant, Company I, son of Dr. T. J. 
Ingersoll, was born in Carrolton, Mo., April 1, 1876. In the spring of 1879 
his parents removed to Denver, Col., where they still reside. Young Ingersoll 
attended the grammar and high schools, and as a member of the East Denver 
High School Cadets, received a three years' course in military training. Tiring 
of school, he turned his attention to business until the fall of 1897, when he 
entered the Denver Homoeopathic Medical College, and had just finished the 
first year as president of his class, when the President issued his first call for 
volunteers. He at once enlisted in Company E, of the National Guard of 
Colorado, and when the militia was ordered into camp he was acting as company 
clerk. He was mustered into the service of the United States as Corporal, May 
1, 1898. While en route to Manila, P. I., on board the steamship China, he 
was made Sergeant, July 1, 1898. During the two or three comparatively quiet 
months which followed the occupation of Manila, he was made Battalion Ser- 
geant-Major. On March 5, 1899, he was again promoted, and was made 1st 
Sergeant of Company E after the regiment had embarked on the United States 
army transport Warren, w r hen he was sent ashore to be mustered into the service 
as 2d Lieutenant of Volunteers. He was assigned to Company I, 1st Colorado Inf. , 
U. S. V. He was with his company in every engagement in which it took part 
during both the Spanish- American War and the Philippine Insurrection. 

CO Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Co. I — 1st Battalion. 


Charles H. Hilton, Capt Salesman Denver, Col. 

Charles S. Haugh wout, 1st Lieut Bank Clerk 

R. H. Ingersoll, 2d Lieut Student 

Benj. F. Stapleton, 1st Sergt Lawyer Howard Lake, Minn. 

Charles E. Mclntyre, Q. M. Sergt Machinist Denver, Col. 

Richard G. Holmes, Sergt Moulder Phillipsburg, N. J. 

Barton J. Longfellow, Sergt Clerk Denver, Col. 

John O. Adams, Sergt Machinist 

Geo. W. Pfusch, Sergt Cashier 

Edward A. Wilson, Corp Lawyer 

John P. Dean, Corp , Plater 

Roy. E. Harris, Corp Bookkeeper Longmont, Col. 

Chas. F. Batchelder, Corp Draughtsman South Bethlehem, Col. 

William H. Erie, Corp Clerk Denver, Col. 

Harvey Christensen , Corp Clerk . . " 

Harry A. Taylor, Corp Engineer 

Arthur A. Davenport, Corp Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

John H. Palmer, Corp Miner ... Louisville, Col. 

David W. Kingston, Corp Clerk Ft. Covington, Center Co., N. Y. 

Frank W. Evans, Corp • Waiter Bloomfield, Iowa. 

Gus. E. Hartung, Corp Clerk Denver, Col. 

Orville D. Harder, Cook Blacksmith " " 

Louis Schneiderman, Musician Tailor Indianapolis, Ind. 

Charles S. Vale, Musician Printer New York City, N. Y. 

Guy B. Hays, Artificer Carpenter Fairmount, W. Va. 

William Steimle, Wagoner Shoemaker Buffalo, N. Y. 


Clarence C. Agnew Clerk Pueblo, Col. 

Jno. J. Brittan Carpenter 

John Buschman Laborer Stockton, Kas. 

Leslie Carothers Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Charles Cavanaugh Laborer Florence, Col. 

James A. Falconer Laborer ... Saugatuck, Mich. 

Charles O. Gambell Teacher Winfield, Iowa. 

Harry Glover Miner 

George Gourlay Fireman Toronto, Canada. 

Wni. E. Goward Jeweler Denver, Col. 

John A. Hadden Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Wni. K. Hall Clerk Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Oliver K. Hand Miner 

Thomas Harris Miner Louisville, Col. 

Jno. A. Hendricks Carpenter Shelby, Iowa. 

Frank V. Hubert Clerk Cambridge, Ohio. 

Oscar F. Johnson Brickman Denver, Col. 

Harry W. Johnson Clerk 

Dwight Kidder Lumberman Denver, Col. 

Dolor LaPlant ... Farmer Puyallup, Wash. 

Frank. A. Mertz Farmer Afton, Iowa. 

John Maynahan Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Charles W. McClure Salesman Denver, Col. 

James McComb Conductor : Baltimore, Md. 

Albert N. McLane Farmer Walton, Kas. 

Charles C. Newberry Salesman Denver, Col. 

Lloyd S. Outcelt Farmer Tecumseh, Okla. 

John Pierson Lumberman Montevideo, Minn. 

Frank C. Reese Tinner . . Lohman, Tenn. 

Fred Riehl Nurse San Francisco, Cal. 

Clement L. Russell Attorney Durango, Col. 

Max Riesner Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Fletcher R. Rodgers Miner , Montserrat, Mo. 

Thomas A. Saunders Farmer Littleton, Col. 

John A. Sawyer Bill-poster Los Angeles, Cal. 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 61 


Benj. F. Seaborn Laborer Minneapolis, Minn- 
George Sea ver Miner Cotton, N. Y. 

Johnson A. Shobe Salesman Hunnewell, Kas. 

Kurt Siebold Bookkeeper Denver, Col. 

Lewis A. Spraker Carpenter Canon City, Col. 

Albert G. Strong Bookkeeper Monroe, Mich. 

Edward M. Taylor Clerk Clinton, 111. 

Clyde L- Taylor Operator Denver, Col. 

James E- Walker Machinist Fenwick, Mich. 

Ulysses S. Wallace Laborer Smyrna, Iowa. 

Thomas Walton Fireman Denver, Col. 

Garth Waters Student Valverde, Col.. 

Olney W. Williams Printer Strattou, Neb. 

Edward F. Woods Miner Pine Grove, Ohio. 

John N. Wyatt Druggist Harrisburg, Neb. 



Henry Young, Jr., Corp Denver, Col Disability, November 3, 1898. 

Geo. M. Post, Corp Georgetown, Col Disability January 13, 1899. 

Walter E. Jones. Corp Denver, Col By order, July 14, 1899. 

Walter H. Bell, Corp By order, July 14, 1899. 

Harry J. Collins, Corp Denver, Col To re-enlist in 36th U. S. V., July 7, 1899. 

John S. Stanley, Corp Moscow, Pa . .By order, July 14, 1899. 

Jno. S. Williams, Musician Disability, November 30, 1898. 

Otto L. Jeacon Disability, October 25, 1898. 

Wm. H. Smith Leon, Wash To re-enlist in 36th U. S. V., July 7, 1899. 

Edward F. Cheney Gothenburg, Neb , .To re-enlist in Hosp. Corps, July 5, 1899. 

Matthew Finnegan Waukesha, Wis By order, July 14, 1899. 

Fred. E- Franklin New York, N. Y By order, July 14, 1899. 

Joseph B. Greer Manila, P. I By order, July 14, 1899. 

Chas. J. Guidici " " To re-enlist in 36th U. S. V., July 7, 1899. 

Richard R. Glenn " " To re-enlist in Reg. Army, July 14, 1899 

Irving Speer " " By order, July 14, 1899. 

Morgan Speer " " By order, July 14, 1899. 

Samuel W. Voorhes " " To re-enlist in Engineer Corps, July 14, 1899. 

Cyrus M. Morris. . : " " To re-enlist in 36th U. S. V., July 7, 1899. 

Judson E- Beistel Denver, Col By order, October. 31, 1899. 

Chas. W. Gardner Laramie, Wyo By order, March 10, 1899. 

Allison D. Gibbs Golden, Col By order, July 14, 1899. 

Martin J. Holl Chicago, 111 By order, August 21, 1899. 

Herbert A. D. Lowe Denver, Col By order, April 19, 1899. 

John Mauk Chariton, Iowa By order, July 14, 1899. 

Jas. A. McLean Millbury, Mass By order, June 24, 1899. 

Chas. V. Mills Denver, Col By order, Jan. 26, 1899. 

Robert F. Rogers Cleveland Ohio By order, July 14, 1899. 


A. McD. Brooks, Capt Denver, Col To Company A, April 1, 1899 

Chas. O. Zollars, 2d Lieut " " To Company E, September 22, 1898 

Harry L- Clotworthy, 2d Lieut Baltimore, Md To Company C, April 1, 1899 

Andrew Anderson Denver, Col To Company E, July 15, 1898 

Henry C. Niemann Idaho Springs, Col To Company E, July 15, 1898 

Thos. L- A. Shaffer " " .... To U. S. Hospital Corps, June 14, 1898 

Albert Silverstein Denver, Col To U. S. Hospital Corps, June 14, 1898 

Wm. Gallagher Philadelphia, Pa To Company K, November 13, 1898 

Geo. W. Small Denver, Col To Company L, May 17, 1898 

i DEAD. 

Chas. Phenix Died of wounds received in action, August 18, 1898 

Walter W. Wise. . : Died at sea on S. S. China of spinal meningitis, July 5, 1898 

David I. Saunders. Died at Manila, P. I., of smallpox, December 20, 1898 

Charles Lillie Died at Manila, P. I., of acute diarrhea, February 10, 1899 

Wm. H. Bush Died at Manila, P. I., of dysentery, March 24, 1899. 

Elmer F. Doran Killed in action near Manila, P. I., February 5, 1899 

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Campaigning in the Philippines. 03 

Officers Second Battalion. 

C. M. Anderson Major 

George Bordstadt Captain, Company L 

Fred L. Perry 1st Lieutenant, Company L 

Tingley C. Wood 2d Lieutenant, Company L 

Clyde C. Spicer Captain, Company M 

James H. Gowdy 1st Lieutenant, Company M 

Alexander Shaw 2d Lieutenant, Company M 

G. Ralph Comings Captain, Company F 

Walter P. Burke ... 1st Lieutenant, Company F 

Willard G. Riggs 2d Lieutenant, Company F 

David P. Howard Captain, Company G 

Thomas C. Brown 1st Lieutenant, Company G 

Judd R. Palmer 2d Lieutenant, Company G 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 65 


An effort was made to obtain a biography of Capt. George Bordstadt, Company L,,, without 
success. [Ed.] 

FRED E- PERRY, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, was born in Jefferson, Green 
County, Iowa, September 4, 1875; received a common school education in 
Jefferson, Iowa; passed through high school, and college at the University of 
Colorado, Boulder, Col.; joined the National Guard of Colorado, Company H, 1st 
Inf., April 8, 1894, as a private; appointed Corporal, September 1, 1895; appointed 
Sergeant, July 4, 1896; commissioned 2d Eieutenant, Company H, 1st Inf., 
National Guard of Colorado, April 27, 1897; commissioned 2d Eieutenant, 1st 
Colorado Volunteer Inf., May 1, 1898; promoted to 1st Eieutenant, Company E, 
April 1, 1899. 

T1NGEEY C. WOOD, 2d Eieutenant, Company E, 1st Colorado Regiment, 
was born in 1871, at Springfield, 111.; graduated from Yale College in 1893; 
entered 1st Colorado National Guard in 1897, as a private; was appointed succes- 
sively, to Corporal, Sergeant and Sergeant- Major; was with his company in the 
Eeadville campaign; participated in the Spanish-American War and the Filipino 
Insurrection; was appointed Sergeant-Major May 1, 1898, and commissioned 2d 
Eieutenant January 28, 1899; commanded his company from March 17, 1899, to 
August 1, 1899. 

66 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Co. L — 2d Battalion. 


Geo. Bordstadt, Capt Denver, Col. 

Fred. L. Perry, 1st Lieut Boulder, Col. 

Tingley C. Wood, 2d Lieut Leadville, Col. 

Benj. J. Benjamin, 1st Sergt Lake City, Col. 

Clarence E- Smith, Q. M. Sergt Chase, Kas. 

Robert J. Burton, Sergt Denver, Col- 

Jno. Reifenrath, Sergt Leadville, Col. 

John J. Freuden, Sergt " " 

Charles W. Haskell, Sergt San Francisco, Cal. 

Richard C. Wise, Corp Lake City, Col. 

Thomas L. Hughes, Corp Cripple Creek, Col. 

Carl J. Domrose, Corp Leadville, Col. 

Edward N. Warden, Corp " " 

Wm. G. Kuhlmeyer, Corp " " 

Jesse A. Patton, Corp Springfield, Kas. 

Charles H. Berryman, Corp Central City, Col. 

Henry O. Wise, Corp Leadville, Col. 

Morris Pert, Corp " " 

Evan F. Calvin, Corp Lake City, Col. 

Clinton C. Scott, Corp Holly, Col. 

Elias F. Creighton, Corp Leadville, Col. 

Frederick Groberg, Cook " " 

Phillip L. Lockett, Musician Glenwood Springs, Col. 

James B. Benjamin, Artificer . . . Dunlap, Iowa. 

John M. Whiting, Wagoner Cripple Creek, Col. 


John Apt Elbert, Col. 

Preston S. Atchison '. Leadville, Col. 

Charles Bartle Lake City, Col. 

John S. Boon Salida, Col. 

Charles B. Boyse Lake City, Col. 

John A. Ca. lson Leadville, Col. 

George H. Clark Pueblo, Col. 

Wm. H. Carrick Salubria, Col. 

Thomas J. Crowley .' Leadville, Col. 

Wm. B. Cummings " 

Rufus E- Davis " 

Chancy S. Deming " 

Thomas L- Duncan 

Asa C. Dye " 

John W. Edwards : " 

August H. Froelich " 

Thomas C. Galbraith " 

Thomas C. Gallagher " 

Samuel R. Gibboney Denver, Col. 

John E. Gibbs Leadville, Col. 

Geo. Gravestock Canon City, Col. 

John Grose Leadville, Col. 

Charles Hartman " «< 

Charles Joray " << 

Richard Keast << << 

Richard H. Lockett Lake City, Col. 

Hiram L. Lockwood Denver, Col. 

Peter Lundgren Lake City, Col. 

Wm. J. McCord Leadville, Col. 

Charles Metzger Denver. Col. 

Joseph C. Miller Lake City, Col. 

John F. Moore Denver, Col. 

Wm. E. Moore Leadville, Col. 

Rollo. Murray Denver, Col. 

John Neuhaus Lake City, Col. 

Henry A. Ogle Pueblo, Col. 

Milton H. Pfeifer Philadelphia, Pa. 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 67 


Michael J. Prisk Central City, Col. 

James A. Puckett t Leadville, Col. 

Joseph Reid Denver, Col. 

John Ring Leadville, Col. 

Delos L. Robinson Denver, Col. 

William Russell " " 

Gabriel Schiesser. Central City, Col. 

Oliver D. Scofield Pueblo, Col. 

Thomas Shea Leadville, Col. 

Oran E. Skeen Excelsior Springs, Mo. 

Melvin J. Sowle Cripple Creek, Col. 

John Summer Denver, Col. 

Charles Stevenson Leadville, Col. 

Herman Tedman Denver, Col. 

Richard A. Thielke Leadville, Col. 

Wm. C. Trogler " " 

W. W. Vandivier Pueblo, Col. 

Edward J. Wall Denver, Col. 

Hugh A. Wolcott Leadville, Col. 

William E. Yeager Lake City, Col. 

Sylvester W. Yundt Denver, Col. 



C. F. O'Keefe, 1st Lieut Leadville, Col By order, July 15, 1899. 

Abram Ashurst Lake City, Col By order, July 9, 1899. 

Frank Baker Leadville, Col By order, May 8, 1899. 

Austin G. Bilton " " By order, January 14, 1899. 

A. A. Blank " " By order, July 15, 1899. 

Archie Blair " " By order, April 27, 1899. 

H. W. Briggs Lake City, Col Disability, December 6, 1898. 

Pearl J. Canfield Denver, Col By order, July 8, 1899. 

Wm. C. Clark Lake City, Col Disability, September 21, 1898. 

John Clark Leadville, Col By order, February 5, 1899. 

James J. Doyle Lake City, Col By order, January 27, 1899. 

Charles Durant Leadville, Col By order, July 15, 1899. 

V. Fall " " By order, March 11, 1899. 

Sidney W. Green ' Denver, Col By order, March 7, 1899. 

Wm. S. Lipsey Lake City, Col By order, July 15, 1899. 

R. D. McClintock San Francisco, Cal Disability, January 8, 1899. 

Roy W. McDonald Denver, Col By order, July 13, 1899. 

M. McGlynn Leadville, Col By order, April 12, 1899. 

John Muller " ' By order, July 8, 1899. 

Jno. W. Redford " " By order, August 23, 1899. 

Geo. W. Small Denver, Col By order, February 7, 1899. 

Wm. C. Saxton Leadville, Col By order, April 12, 1899. 

M. Winser " " By order, July 15, 1899. 

Franklin Ballou, 2d Lieut March 11, 1899. 

Will F. Aldrach Leadville, Col To Utah Light Artillery, April 22, 1899. 


Chas. W. Haskell, Sergt Wounded near Manila, P. I., March 16, 1899. 

Chas. B. Boyse Wounded near Manila, P. I., February 5, 1899. 


Walter Downing Died of dysentery at Manila, P. I., November 23, 1898. 

Frank B. Lindsey Died of malarial fever at sea, August 8, 1899. 

Charles Carlson Killed in action at Baligbalig, P. I., February 5, 1899. 

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CLYDE C. SPICER, Captain, Company M, son of Dr. C. W. Spicer, was born 
in College Springs, Iowa; went to Colorado in 1880, and resided in Loveland until 
1887, when the family moved to Colorado Springs; graduated from Colorado Springs 
High School, class of '97, and left college after the freshman year to volunteer 
for the War with Spain; mustered into service with the regiment on May 1, 1898, 
and was on constant duty with the company after that date, except for one and 
one-halfmonths, when he was absent in Japan and China on sick leave; served during 
the Leadville strike, 1896-97, from September 21st to January 4th, as 1st Lieutenant, 
Company H, 2d Inf.; commissioned 2d Lieutenant, 2d Inf., National Guard of 
Colorado, February, 1896; commissioned 1st Lieutenant, 2d Inf., National Guard 
of Colorado, June, 1896; discharged from National Guard of Colorado to enter 
the United States service, May 1, 1898. 

JAMES H. GOWDY, 1st Lieutenant, Company M, was born December 22, 
1873, at Monmouth, 111.; attended the public schools in Illinois and Nebraska until 
fifteen years of age, at which time he moved to Colorado; was employed by the 
Evening Republic in Colorado Springs; remained with them for three years, then 
removed to Cripple Creek to accept the position as assistant postmaster in 1892, 
and remained in that position for one year; from 1895 to 1896 was engaged in 
mining and milling business throughout the State of Colorado; enlisted as private 
in Company H, 2d Regiment Inf., National Guard of Colorado, February 11, 1896; 
was appointed 1st Sergeant, June, 1896; was with the regiment in the labor 
troubles in Leadville, fall and winter of 1896; unanimously elected 2d Lieutenant, 
Company H, 2d National Guard of Colorado, July, 1897; commissioned 2d 
Lieutenant, Company M, 1st Colorado Inf., U. S. V., May 1, 1898; participated 
in the campaign of the Spanish-American War in the Philippines and the Filipino 
Insurrection; promoted to 1st Lieutenant, July 15, 1899; returned to the United 
States and mustered out with the regiment, September 8, 1899. 

ALEXANDER SHAW, 2d Lieutenant, Company M, was born in Elgin, 
Scotland, April 27, 1863; educated at Elgin Academy; was for a number of years 
a member of the 15th Middlesex (London Scottish) Volunteers, London, England; 
came to Leadville, Col., in 1890; joined Company F, 2d Regiment, Colorado Bat- 
talion Guard as a private in 1895, and served with the company throughout the 
Leadville strike; elected 2d Lieutenant April, 1898; went to Denver with the 
company and was mustered into the United States service in Company F, 1st 
Colorado Inf. ; served with the company as 1st Sergeant throughout the Spanish- 
Filipino War, being promoted to 2d Lieutenant of Company M, July, 1899. 


Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Co. M— 2d Battalion. 


Clyde C. Spicer, Capt Student Colorado Springs, Col. 

James H. Gowdy, 1st Lieut Engineer " " 

Alex. Shaw, 2d Lieut Bookkeeper Leadville, CoL 

Thos. E. Linn, 1st Sergt Draughtsman Colorado Springs, Col. 

Walter H. Stanton, Q. M. Sergt Laborer " " 

Herbert C. Davis, Sergt Fireman " " 

Chas. P. Masden, Sergt Clerk Milwaukee, Wis. 

Philip W. Packer, Sergt Stenographer Colorado Springs, Col. 

James L. Smith, Sergt Student " " 

Emmett R. Carr, Corp Machinist Charleston, Ind. 

Chas. A. Vanatta, Corp Fireman. Cripple Creek, Col. 

Hilton J. Flansberg, Corp Carpenter Colorado Springs. Col. 

Harry P. Denniss, Corp Painter 

Harry D.Johnson, Corp Student 

Ross A. Walters, Corp Hotel Clerk 

John O. Henry, Corp Policeman 

John S. E. Houk, Corp Student 

Wm. A. Zimmerman, Corp Laborer Colorado City, Col. 

Earl C. Carr, Corp Collector Colorado Springs, Col. 

Anton G. Stith, Corp Stenographer " " 

Robert M. Adams, Corp Clerk " " 

Chester S. Emert, Musician Barber " " 

James W. Geddes, Artificer Carpenter Fountain Green, 111. 

Fred T. Kirby, Wagoner Groceryman Pueblo, Col. 


Geo. S. Alvord Teamster 

A. J. Barclay Agent 

H.M.Barney Student 

Ernest L- Beals Laborer 

John A. Bigger Cook 

Floyd A. Blanchard Laborer 

C. W. Brennicke Clerk 

Chas. Brill Miner 

Chas. W. Bickford Bookbinder 

C. J. Brinkley Potter , 

Geo. C. Corson Printer 

Carl B. Clark Musician 

Carleton B. Crick Clerk 

Robert Dick Engineer. 

Merle Emerson Laborer 

Ralph W. Emerson Teamster 

Axel Erickson Tailor 

Cnas. L- Ford Miner 

John Herbette Bookkeeper 

J. J. Hickman Laborer 

C. E- Hollingshead Machinist 

F. G. Houck Bookkeeper 

Geo. C. Hull Student 

A. H. Irvine Clerk 

Harry H. Jones Carpenter 

J. P. Kearns Student 

S. W. Kendriek Musician " " 

Jacob P. G. Kremer Railroadman 

James J. Kinney Ironmolder Colorado Springs Col. 

R. L. Lowe Paper-hanger Breckenridge, Col. 

Edw. Lundahl Gardener Colorado Springs, Col. 

E. G. Langston Railroadman Pueblo, Col. 

W. M. Lindsay Colorado Springs, Col. 

Malcolm H. Maccoe Clerk Denver, Col. 

John A. McCarthy Miner " " 

Guy W. McCreery Minister University Park, Col. 

Lloyd M. Merrihew Painter Ovid, Mich. 

Syracuse, N. Y. 

Colorado Springs, Col. 

Leadville, Col. 

Colorado Springs, Col. 
Denver, Col. 

Colorado Springs, Col. 

Rocky Ford, Col. 

Pueblo, Col. 

Richmond, Va. 

Colorado Springs, Col. 

Leadville, Col. 

Denver, Col. 

. New York City, N. Y. 

Surber, Col. 

. .Colorado Springs, Col. 

Denver, Col. 

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Andrew E Miller Laborer Colorado Springs, Col. 

Chas. K. Miller Boiler-maker " " 

John Moffatt Painter 

Melville W. Mullen Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

A. H. Newberry Carpenter Colorado Springs, Col. 

Harry Parr Miner Leadville, Col. 

Roger Phelps Student Colorado Springs, Col. 

A. R. Remington Laborer Wray, Col. 

F. S. Russell Clerk Colorado Springs, Col. 

Wiley O. Reynolds '. Barber Rocky Ford, Col. 

Otto W. Seyffert Clerk Colorado Springs, Col. 

Chas. J. Shields Carrolton, Mo. 

Paul E- Shobe Student Colorado Springs, Col. 

A. J. Spicer Teamster " 

F. E. Swanson Teamster 

Jesse Taylor ". Butcher " 

David I. Thomas Clerk " 

Walter Underwood Drug Clerk " 

Michael Walsh Roofer " 

Chas. D. Weist School Teacher Rocky Ford, Col. 

A. V. Worley Teamster Colorado Springs, Col. 



William J. Matthews, Corp By order, July 14, 1899. 

Oswald S. Bruns, Corp By order, July 14, 1899. 

William Dozier, Wagoner Teamster Col. Springs, Col Physical disability, Dec. 16, 1898. 

Walter T. Fairall Clerk " " . . .Physical disability, Jan. 11, 1899. 

Al. Brackney Brakeman Manila, P. I By order, July 14, 1899. 

Robert J. Davis Student Atlantic, Pa Disability, January 29, 1899. 

Jack Dawson Hotel Clerk Manila, P. I By order, July 12, 1899. 

Harry R. Harris Electrician " " By order, July 8, 1899. 

Stacy C. Myers Engineer " " By order, July 14, 1899. 

Robert D. Parkhurst Clerk " " By order, July 14, 1899. 

Geo. H. Simons Solicitor Col. Springs, Col. . .Disability, April 26, 1899. 

Vernon S. Stiers Clerk " " . . .Disability, June 26, 1899. 

Toseph D. Wilhite Laborer " " .. .By order, August 18, 1899. 

Chas. L- Ford Miner Denver, Col By order, September 2, 1899. 

Otto Denhardt By order, July 14, 1899. 

Warren R. Wheaton By order, January 21, 1899. 


Edward W. Lazelle Medical Student Denver, Col To Hospital Corps, June 14, 1898. 

Max Dippenaw Medical Student " " To Hospital Corps, June 14, 1898. 


James H. Gowdy, 2d Lieut Engineer Col. Springs, Col.. .To 1st Lieutenant, July 15, 1899. 

Fred L- Emery, Sergt To Regimental Quartermaster. 


Chas. H. Sleeper, 1st Lieut Bookkeeper Manila, P. I To accept commission in 37th 

[U. S. V., July 14, 1899. 


Charles Brill Wounded near Mariquina, P. I., March 25, 1899. 

Joseph P. Kearns Wounded near Paranaque, P. I. , June 10, 1899. 

Malcolm H. Maccoe Wounded near Mariquina, P. I., March 25, 1899. 


Harry A. McDowell Suicide, at Manila, P. I., December 4, 1898. 

Thomas F. Whiteside Died of abscess of liver at Manila P. I., March 23, 1899. 

Harry J. Reisig Diec 1 of dysentery at Manila, P. I., July 14, 1899. 


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G. RALPH COMINGS, Captain, Company F, was born at Monroe City, 
Mo., July 31, 1871. From 1889 to 1892 he attended the military academy at 
Salina, Kas. He was appointed 1st Lieutenant, 2d Regiment, Colorado National 
Guard, June 28, 1895, and promoted to Captain September 27, 1896. He was 
on duty during the strike at Leadville, June 19, 1896, to January 29, 1897; ap- 
pointed Captain 1st Colorado Volunteer Inf., May 1, 1898; mustered out of the 
volunteer service, September 8, 1899; was Deputy Assessor of Lake County, at 
the time of appointment as Captain in the volunteer service. His residence is 
Leadville, Col. 

WALTER P. BURKE, 1st Lieutenant, Company F, Colorado Volunteer Inf., 
was born in Greeley, Col., December 15, 1870. He removed to Fort Collins, 
Col., in 1873, where he attended the public schools. He received his military 
education in the Colorado National Guard, which he joined in December 1891. 
He was appointed 2d Lieutenant, 1st Colorado Volunteers, at the beginning of the 
Spanish -American War; was promoted to 1st Lieutenant July 15, 1899, at Manila, 
P. I., and was mustered out at San Francisco, September 8, 1899. 

WILLARD G. RIGGS, 2d Lieutenant, Company F, was born at Colorado 
Springs, Col., May 8, 1871. In 1878 he moved to Leadville, where he attended 
the publie schools, after which he became a clerk in the hardware business. In 
1896 he joined Company F, 1st Regiment, National Guard, of Colorado, as private 
and was promoted to Sergeant during the Leadville strike, in which he served six 
months and was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in 1898. On May 1, 1898, he was 
commissioned 2d Lieutenant, U. S. V., serving during the Spanish-American War 
and the Philippine Insurrection, and was mustered out at San Francisco, Cal., 
September 8, 1899. 

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Co. F— 2d Battalion. 


G. Ralph Comings, Capt Leadville, Col. 

Walter P. Burke, 1st Lieut Cripple Creek, Col. 

Willard G. Riggs, 2d Lieut Leadville, Col. 

Alva F. Bloss, 1st Sergt Assayer " " 

Thomas A. Robinson, Q. M. Sergt Assayer " " 

Richard A. McLellan, Sergt Clerk " " 

Geo. W. Moor, Sergt Miner " " 

Bertsel L. Hobbs, Sergt Miner " " 

Wm. J. Orr, Sergt Miner " " 

Robert B. Telfer, Corp Fireman . " " 

Roland Revel, Corp Miner " 

Wm. Hunter, Corp Miner 

Wm. H. Pabor, Corp Carpenter " " 

Edward Taffe, Corp Fireman " " 

Roller O. Gaff, Corp Miner " " 

James Brady, Corp Miner 

John Haviland, Corp Miner " 

William Deuel, Corp Miner " " 

Henry Anderson, Corp Teamster " " 

Harry C. Clampitt, Corp Assayer Cripple Creek, Col. 

Frank C. Lawrence, Musician Miner Leadville, Col. 

Thomas Curtis, Musician Merchant Cripple Creek, Col. 

Samuel Hickman Artificer Miner Leadville, Col. 


Harry Amphlett Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Charles L. Barstow Bookkeeper Leadville, Col. 

Alfred A. Beer Fireman " ■' 

Sydney H. Bourne Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Asa H. Beamer Engineer Pueblo, Col. 

Bertraud W. Chadwick Miner Leadville, Col. 

Charles Cowley Blacksmith 

John L- Constantine Waiter 

Arthur Carlisle Cook 

Chas. Christianson Miner 

Wm. A. Dennis Cook 

Harley Douglas Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Thomas A. Edwards Miner " " 

John D. Fox Printer Leadville, Col. 

Ernest E. Fairchild Student Denver, Col. 

Soloman A. Guthman Clerk Leadville, Col. 

Charles Greeg Miner 

Charles A. Gordy Painter 

Arthur Green Teamster 

John M. Gow Miner Black Hawk, Col. 

John Hedler Miner Leadville, Col. 

Clyde O. Heller Engineer 

Wm. B. Haines Engineer 

Geo. W. Humphrey Clerk " 

Wm. H. Ide Miner 

Joseph A. Irving Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Wm. E. Jefferey Miner Leadville, Col. 

Richard Kennon Painter 

Horace A. W. Lord Rancher 

John Murphy Miner 

Joseph Mannix Miner 

Arthur Morey Undertaker 

John Mountain Rancher 

Wm. McKee Miner 

Henry Myers Laborer 

Joseph D. McConnell Miner San Francisco, Cal. 

Harry Moore Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

David McCave Painter Denver, Col. 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 75 


Harry Parsons Miner Leadville, Col. 

F. O. Palmer Laborer Loveland, Col. 

John F. Pithoud Foreman Pueblo, Col. 

Jerome Ryan Miner Leadville, Col. 

George F. Ruppert Fireman 

John Ross Caterer 

Lazelle Z. Robinson Waiter 

George Schleiger Barber 

William G. Shakespeare Baker 

Charles J. Shiner ' Engineer Pueblo, Col. 

Harvey Stringer Miner Leadville, Col. 

James J. Tel fer Teamster " 

Charles E- Utt Miner Denver, Col. 

Willian N. White Miner Leadville, Col. 

John Wagner Fireman " " 

William H. Williams Painter " 

Louis C. Walker Clerk " " 

Peter Wranesic Miner Black Hawk, Col. 

George W. Wolther Fireman Pueblo, Col. 



Thomas Rylott, Corp Leadville, Col By order, August 25, 1899. 

William W. Bond " " Disability, September 21, 1898. 

Samuel Taylor " " Disability, December 31, 1898. 

Daniel E. Rice " " By order, January 27, 1899. 

E. L- Templin Cripple Creek, Col By order, March 21, 1899. 

Alexander Shaw Leadville, Col By order, July 14, 1899. 

E- Herbert 

E- A. Schurman, Corp 

Ezra S. Crist 

Charles Davis 

George Danell 

Frank Durga 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

Joseph H. Hall Cripple Creek, Col By order, July 14, 1899. 

Harvey A. Macklem Leadville, Col By order, July 14, 1899. 

Louis Raab " " By order, July 14, 1899. 

E- B. Smith Pueblo, Col By order, July 14, 1899. 

C. V. Woodard Cripple Creek, Col By order, July 14, 1899. 

John Hannigan ■ Leadville, Col By order, August 23, 1899. 

S.M.Marks " " By order, November 29, 1898. 


C. S. Haughwout, 1st Lieut. Denver, Col To Company I, April 1, 1899 

Fred. E. Perry, 1st Lieut Boulder, Col To Company L, July 16, 1899 

Joseph H. Parkhill Denver, Col To Hosp. Corps, June 14, 1898 

Ralph L. Taylor " " To Hosp. Corps, June 14, 1898 

Richard H. Lockett ". Leadville, Col To Company L, December 2, 1898 


Thomas Rylott, Corp At Paranaque, P. I., June 10, 1899. 

Frank Duvall At Paranaque, P. I., June 10, 1899. 

H. A. Macklem At Paranaque, P. I., June 10, 1899. 


A. Ramsey Died of malarial fever, at Manila, P. I., February 20, 1899. 

A. Haviland Died of variola at Manila, P. I., February 24, 1899. 

William J. Donahue Died of variola at Manila, P. I, February 26, 1899. 

G. W. Warrington Died of dysentery at Manila, P. I., July 8, 1899. 

F. A. Duvall Died of wounds received in action, at Manila, P. I., June 28, 1899. 

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DAVID T. HOWARD, Captain, Company G, was born at Farmington, Me., 
August 10, 1861; was educated at Bowdoin College and the Boston Daw School; 
practiced law at Denver, Col., from 1885 to 1894, and at Cripple Creek, Col., from 
1894 to 1898; joined National Guard of Colorado by being elected Captain of 
Company G, 2d Regiment, National Guard, Colorado, stationed at Cripple Creek, 
Col., June 9, 1897; mustered out to accept appointment as Captain, 1st Regiment, 
Colorado Inf., U. S. V., May 1, 1898. 

THOMAS C. BROWN, 1st Lieutenant, Company G, was born in Phila- 
delphia, Pa. ; attended the public schools until he was 14 years of age, when, on 
account of the death of his parents, he had to leave school; enlisted in the 21st 
U. S. Inf., February 14, 1888, and was honorably discharged. Three years 
later he came to Colorado, and has been engaged in smelter work and mining ever 
since. He was connected with the National Guard of Colorado nearly three years; 
enlisted in the 1st Colorado Inf., U. S. V., and served throughout the entire 
Spanish War and Philippine Insurrection, with Company G of Cripple Creek, 
Col. He was in command of the company during the entire Spanish- American 
War, on account of the absence of the Captain on special service; was six 
months in the Leadville strike, in 1897, and in the Sioux Indian campaign at 
Pine Ridge, in 1890, with the 21st U. S. Inf. 

JUDD R. PALMER, 2d Lieutenant, Company G, was born at Elmira, N. Y., 
in 1865; went to Denver in 1881; served three years in the Chaffee Light Artillery, 
Denver, Col., from 1891 to 1894; enlisted in Company G, Cripple Creek, Col., 
National Guard, Colorado, in 1895; enlisted in 1st Regiment, Colorado Inf., 
U. S. V., May 1, 1898, as 1st Sergeant; promoted to 2d Lieutenant, June 12, 
1899, at Manila, P. I.; educated at Elmira public schools and Elmira Business 
College; business is that of mining; residence is Cripple Creek, Col. 

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Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Co. G — 2d Battalion. 


David P. Howard, Capt Lawyer Cripple Creek, Col. 

Thomas C. Brown, 1st Lieut Miner 

Judd R. Palmer, 2d Lieut •. Miner 

Glenn L Beebe, 1st Sergt Miner 

George A. Fowler, Q. M Sergt Express Agent 

Edward B. Woolley, Sergt Miner 

Lewis J. Whann, Sergt Miner 

Roy F. Long, Sergt Miner 

John W. Smith, Sergt Miner 

John S. Airheart, Corp Engineer 

John T. McCorkle, Corp Miner Hinton, W. Va 

Edward C. Teaehout, Corp Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

George Mugler, Corp Printer 

Harlan T. Cummings, Corp Bookbinder 

Jose A. Tawney, Corp Clerk 

Edward O Riggs, Corp Miner 

Hugh C. Strait, Corp Miner 

Thomas A. Mackey, Corp Clerk Palmer Lake, Col. 

Nils Nelson , Corp Miner Leadville, Col. 

John W. Dunn Corp Lawyer Denver, Col. 

Benjamin P. Kek, Corp Metal-worker Pueblo, Col. 

John B. Peaslee, Cook Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Charles E. De Chastelaiu, Musician Teacher " " 

Clyde A. Skinner Artificer Miner " " " 

Charles L. Faulkner, Wagoner Blacksmith Mountain Grove, Mont. 


E. Anderson Miner Cripple Creek, CoL 

Frank S. Armen trout Miner .... " ' " 

Charles H. Beaty Miner " " " 

William T. Bennett Miner " ' 

Russell J. Blue Miner " " 

Clay L. Berry Miner " " " 

Charles A. Bohlen Miner Pueblo, CoL 

Henry S. Brown Miner Cripple Creek, CoL 

John T. Bryan Miner ... .... " " " 

John G. Butts Miner " " '• 

George B. Carse Clerk Denver, CoL 

Wallace W. Cooper Musician " ' ' 

Franklin H. Dean Clerk Cripple Creek, CoL 

Henry M. De Cordova Miner ' " " 

John Dennis Laborer " " 

Louis Denzel Miner... Pueblo, Col. 

Donald F. Donahue Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Charles O. Eckles Miner Longmont, Col. 

William G. Fairhurst Miner Cripple Creek, CoL 

Joseph B. Flatow Miner " " " 

George Godley Painter " " " 

N. E. Guyot Miner " " 

John T. Holderby Farmer " " " 

George Horn . Miner " " " 

Robert S. Hershner Laborer Canyon City, Col. 

Kerch Kuykendall Watchman Cripple Creek, Co* 

Ralph D. Lane Miner " " ' 

Eugene Leabo Miner " " " 

David Lobb Miner " " " 

Ernest W. May Miner San Jose, Cal. 

Paul Malke Miner Cripple Creek, CoL 

James Morgan Agent Denver, Col. 

Fred Mulligan Cowboy Elbert, Col. 

John J. Mullin Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Fred T. McGuire Musician Denver, CoL. 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 



Don R. Nelson laborer Pueblo, Col.. 

Harry W. Onio Miner " " 

M. A. Ortori Farmer Alta Vista, Kas.. 

R. C. Owen Miner Palmer Lake, Col.. 

Kale Owens Miner Cripple Creek, Col.. 

J. Webb Parker Miner " " " 

Charles Phenning. . 
Harry K. Skillman 
Jonn F. Snyder . . . 
William C. Swires . , 

M. W. Welch 

Milo D. Wilder 

Edward L- Zachary 


Miner Denver, Col. 

. Miner Cripple Creek. Col. 

. Miner " " " 

. Miner Victor, Col. 

. Machinist Cripple Creek, Col. 

. Laborer San Francisco, Cal„ 



Charles H. Lambert, Sergt Cripple Creek, 

H. P. Winkler, Sergt " " 

George I. Fairchild, Corp "' " 

J. H. McMichael Corp ' " 

F. L- Mendenhall, Musician Denver, Col. . . 

W.H.Andrews ' " ... 

Thompson A. Draper Cripple Creek, 

H. A. Dunbar 

William N. Beaty " " 

H. B. Cady 

W. J. Clark 

M. J. Collins " " 

C. O. Pool 

George A. Frencn ' " 

M. G. Fitzhugh 

Henry Gaidner " " 

O. F. W. Hansen 

James H. Harris " " 

G. Kaell 

Joseph Mack " " 

H. Mackay 

George W. Mentzer 

D. C. Railey " " 

John J. Pender " " 

William H. Steinman " " 

H. A. Thompson " " 

Eddy C.Wells 

George W. Windsor " " 

Col By order, July 14 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, April 2, 1899. 

Col By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" Disability, November 26, 1898. 

" Disability, November 17 1898. 

" Disability, May 31, 1899. 

" Disability, December 21, 1898. 

" ....'. Disability, June 2, 1899. 

" By order, July 8, 1899. 

" By order, August 29, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" ... . By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

' By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July ,14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, July 14, 1899. 

" By order, January 27, 1899. 


Walter P. Burke, 2d Lieut Cripple Creek, Col To Company F, July 16, 1899. 

Charles A. Bundsen Denver, Col To Hospital Corps, U. S. A., August 29, 1898. 

Robert S. Fries " " To Hospital Corps, U. S. A., August 29, 1898. 

John J. Brittain Colorado Springs, Col To Company I, February 3, 1899. 


J. T. McCorkle, Corp At Mariquina, P. L, March 31, 1899. 

Leonard E. Phillippi, Corp At Mariquina, P. L, March 31, 1899. 

Homer B. Cady Near Manila, P. I., August 8, 1898. 

John Dennis At Mariquina, P. I., March 31, 1899. 

E. L- Zachary Before Malate, P. I., August 1, 1898. 

Leonard E- Phillippi, Corp Of wounds in action, at Manila, P. I., April 1, 1899.. 

William S. Jefferson Of typhoid fever, at Manila, P. I., November 20, 1898 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 81 

Officers Third Battalion. 

David P. La Salle Major 

William F. Doertenbach Captain, Company A 

Samuel E. Thomas 1st Lieutenant, Company A 

Augustus B. Teal *. 2d Lieutenant, Company A 

Frank W. Carroll Captain, Company B 

Charles B. Lewis 1st Lieutenant, Company B 

Frederick W. Gross 2d Lieutenant, Company B 

Charles B. Eastman Captain, Company H 

Charles H. Wilcox 1st Lieutenant, Company H 

Horatio I. Lawrence 2d Lieutenant, Company H 

A. McD. Brooks Captain, Company C 

Rice W. Means 1st Lieutenant, Company C 

W. P. Bidwell 2d Lieutenant, Company C 

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W. F. DOERTENBACH, Captain, Company A, was born January 17, 1866, 
in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended the public schools to the age of 13 years, when 
a desire to see more of the of world led him to seek a berth on one of the numer- 
ous vessels plying on the Great Lakes. Returning to his home, he was apprenticed 
to a carpenter; at seventeen, he entered the Ohio Business University, but 
after eighteen months' study, found this restraint too irksome, and again returned 
to his profession as carpenter. He was an ardent student of nature, and devoted 
most of his leisure to the study of ornithology, and the collection of notes and speci- 
mens. A member of the A. O. U. and A. A., and a correspondent of the 
Smithsonian Institute ; removing to Colorado in 1887, he found much new material 
for his favorite study, and, accepting a position as furrier and taxidermist with a 
prominent firm in Pueblo, settled there. He enlisted as a private in Company C, 
2d Regiment, National Guard Colorado, December 16, 1889; appointed Corporal 
in May, 1890 ; appointed Sergeant in June, 1890 ; appointed 1st Sergeant, which 
position he held for nearly a year ; elected 2d Lieutenant of Company C, April, 
1892 ; elected 1st Lieutenant of Company C, January, 1893 ; assigned to command 
Company C, June, 1893 ; elected Captain of Company B, 2d Regiment, National 
Guard of Colorado, April, 1894; served through Cripple Creek, City Hall, and 
Bull Hill campaigns, in 1894; was promoted to be Major and Inspector- General 
of Rifle Practice, October, 1895, which position he held until the reorganization 
of the guard in 1897. When the Spanish-American War broke out he left a 
lucrative fur business to accept the position of 1st Lieutenant in Company B, 2d 
Regiment, National Guard of Colorado, which, in the change from State to United 
States troops, became Company A, 1st Regiment, Colorado Inf., U. S. V. He 
participated in every engagement that the regiment took part in during the 
Spanish- American War and the Filipino insurrection; was assigned to command 
Company A, 1st Regiment, Colorado Inf., March 26, 1899, while in the field; 
was promoted to be Captain, July 14, 1899, and assigned to command Company 
A, 1st Regiment, Colorado Inf., U. S, V., on the same date. 

Biographies of 1st Lieutenant Samuel E. Thomas and 2d Lieutenant Augustus B. Teal will be found on 
pages 98 and 99. 

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Co. A — 3d Battalion. 


Wm. F. Doertenbach, Capt Taxidermist Pueblo, Col. 

Samuel E. Thomas, 1st Lieut Fanner " 

Augustus B. Teal, 2d Lieut Clerk 

Perry H. Nyberg, 1st Sergt Clerk " 

Bert W. Carter, Q. M. Sergt Assayer 

Wm. W. Plaisted, Sergt Engineer 

Chas. W. Davies, Sergt Clerk 

A. K. Lewis, Sergt Clerk 

Walter E. Bailey, Sergt Conductor 

Geo. P. Fraley , Corp Railroadman 

Roy McCandless, Corp Clerk Florence, Col. 

Wm. C. Porter, Corp Conductor Pueblo, Col. 

Melvin H. Tate, Corp Farmer Saltville, Kas. 

Willis M. Porter, Corp Conductor Dickinson, N. D. 

Angus McPherson, Corp Laborer Pueblo, Col. 

Frank Smith. Corp Electrician " 

Albert W. Ceander, Corp Ironmoulder Denver, Col. 

Fred Barnheisel, Corp Waiter Pueblo, Col. 

Jasper N. Davis, Corp Butcher " 

Jas. C. Luttrell, Corp Student " 

Mark H. Blunt, Corp Stenographer 

Jno. G. Nix, Cook, Clerk Florence, Col. 

Frank A. W. Brackley, Bugler Electrician 

A. W. Hetherington, Bugler Laborer Pueblo, Col. 

Jno. M. Coyle, Musician Laborer 

Thos. A. Wilson, Artificer Tinsmith " 

Fred C. Blunt, Wagoner Clerk 


Jno. W. Brothers, Farmer Pueblo, Col. 

Alfred Baker Tinsmith 

Jos. E. Clelland Brickmaker 

James Carey Plumber 

Wm. W. Curtis Machinist 

Samuel A. Chappell Carpentei North Widham, Conn. 

Thos. F. Conway Railroadman Pueblo, Col. 

A. E. Clark Horseshoer 

W. B. Chappele Farmer 

Chas. H. Daugherty Engineer 

Jno. F. Dupps Baker " 

Jno. S. Davis Butcher Rock Vale, Col. 

Frank M. Endsley Miner Canon City, Col. 

Jno. W. Ferguson Clerk Denver, Col. 

C. W. Freeman Farmer Murfreesborough, Tenn. 

William Gaide Carpenter Pueblo, Col. 

W. W. Gillette Mason Canon City, Col. 

C. P. Hickman Laborer Dutch Mills, Ark. 

Elmer H. Hetherington Laborer Pueblo, Col. 

Robt. Hager Engineer " " 

Walfred Hansen Gardener Salida, Col. 

Wm. J. Head Engineer Fleming, Mo. 

James E. Hurley Carriage-trimmer Pueblo, Col. 

Ira Howell Farmer Ripley, 111. 

Jno. E- Hovey, Clerk Pueblo, Col. 

Wayne R. Jacobs Clerk 

Birtsal W. Jones Engineer " " 

E. C. Langworthy Teamster " " 

Bert Lowe Cowboy Delta, Col. 

B. J. Le Compte Grocer Pueblo, Col. 

Harry J. Lambert Blacksmith " " 

Chas. F. Miller Bicycle Repairer " " 

Jesse E- Moore Laborer " " 

Jno. B. McDonough Roofer " ' 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 85 


Jno. McCauley Clerk Pueblo, Col. 

Lewis A. McMillion Farmer Pattonsburg, Mo. 

Clyde A. MacVay Teamster Pittsburg, Pa. 

Francis D. McCorey Laborer Towando, Kas. 

Felix Nolle Miner San Francisco, Cal. 

Max Opitz .Tailor Pueblo, Col. 

Geo. W. Pollard Laborer Richmond, Kas. 

Edwin E. Pitts. Machinist Pueblo, Col. 

Fred B. Price Miner Pence, Kas. 

Wm. R. Rittenhouse Laborer Fowler, 111. 

Walter H. Rittenhouse Fireman Layton, Col. 

Chas. F. Richards Miner Rock Vale, Col. 

Fred L- Rice Assayer Pueblo, Col. 

Irving Reed Carpenter " " 

Wm. S. Smart Ranchman " " 

S. A. Smith Expressman Canon City, Col. 

Chas. N. Stilwell Assayer Florence, Col. 

Ira O. Taylor Railroadman Albany, Mo. 

Clyde C. Thomas Clerk Pueblo, Col. 

James L- Tucker Printer El Reno, Okla. 

R. G. Tomlinson Waiter Denver, Col. 

Charles W. Wyss Laborer Vining, Kas. 



Harry L- Meyers Denver, Col To U. S. Hospital Corps, June 14. 1898. 

Wm. A. Stevens San Francisco, Cal To U.S. Hospital Corps, June 14, 1898. 

Geo. W. Windsor Beulah, Col To Company G same regiment, May 11, 1899. 

A. McD. Brooks, Capt Denver, Col To Company G same regiment, July 15, 1898. 


Geo. K. Wilson, Sergt Pueblo, Col To re-enlist in 36th Vol., July 8, 1899. 

Alexander J. Darley, Corp " " By order, July 14, 1899 

Jno F. Campbell, Corp " " To re-enlist in 36th Vol., July 8, 1899 

Thos. Comerford " " Disability, September 20, 1898 

William Custer York, Neb By order, July 14, 1899 

Frank Conroy Pueblo, Col By order, July 14, 1899 

Edward E. Calvin, Corp " " By order, July 14, 1899 

Irving McD. Hoyt " " By favor, November 1 , 1898 

Theodore Larson " " ..: Disability, November 12, 1898 

Geo. M. Lynch ■" " By order, July 14, 1899 

Herbert R. Myers " " Disability, November 7, 1898 

Jerry Osborn " " By order, July 14, 1899 

Samuel W. Patton " " To re-enlist in 36th Vol. July 8, 1898 

A. K. Plaisted : " " By order, July 14, 1898 

Curtis Stillwagon " " Disability, March 7, 1898 

Geo. A. Carmitchel " " Disability, April 10, 1 

Byron Gray " " Disability, January 8, 1899 

Barney Hudson " " By order, February 21, 1899 

Claude W. Pegnes " " By order, July 14, 1899 

Fdwin Luttrell " '■' By order, July 14, 1899 

Frank Madden " " By order, August 22, 1899 



Chas. P. Hickman Near Antipolo, P. I., June 4, 1899. 

Clyde A. MacVay Near Manila, P. I., February 8, 1899. 

Edwin E- Pitts Near Manila, P. I., March 25, 1899. 


Jno. S. Stewart, Capt Killed in action, near Manila, P. I., March 25, 1899. 

Jno. A. Scroggs Disease, at Manila, P. I., October 4, 1898. 

Campaigning in the Pliilippines. #7 



FRANK W. CARROLL, Captain, Company B, was born in Brandon, Miss., 
July 27, 1873, and is 27 years of age. He received his school education in Fort 
Worth, Tex., and Sidney, Neb., and a business education in St. Louis, Mo.; went 
-to Denver, Col., and studied law there for a year and a half, after which he entered 
commercial life with the Appel Mercantile Co., Denver, Col.; enlisted as a private 
in Company B, 1st Regiment, National Guard, Colorado, January 21, 1891; 
appointed Corporal, Sergeant, and 1st Sergeant; promoted to 2d Lieutenant, April 
19, 1897; promoted to Captain, August 14, 1897; took part in Cripple Creek, 
Attman and Leadville, City Hall and Camp Relief expeditions; marksman, one 
medal, six years; enrolled as Captain of Company B, 1st Regiment, Colorado 
Volunteer Inf., May 1, 1898, at Denver, Col.; on detached service as recruiting 
officer from June 10, 1898, to December 17, 1898, at which time he rejoined his 
company, taking part in the Insurgent War. 

CHARLES B. LEWIS, 1st Lieutenant, Company B, was born March 24, 
1870, at Bloomington, 111.; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1880; was educated in pub- 
lic schools of that city; came to Colorado in 1886; secretary of the Lewis Jewelers' 
Supply Co., 410 People's Bank Building, Denver, Col.; belonged to Eaton 
Cadets, July, 1886, to January 1, 1888, Denver, Col.; enlisted in Company K, 
1st Colorado National Guard, January 3, 1888; appointed Corporal, April, 1888; 
Sergeant, April, 1889; Sergeant-Major, August, 1889; 1st Lieutenant, January 
5, 1894; active service, Cripple Creek, 1894, Bull Head, 1894, and Leadville, 
1896-97; commissioned Regimental Adjutant, May 4, 1897; marksman, 1888 to 
1897; twice winner of the Hogle Trophy Medal; commissioned 1st Lieutenant, 
Company B, 1st Colorado Volunteers, May 15th, commanding Company B from 
March 9th to December 17, 1898; commanding Company K from March 5th to 
May 7, 1899. 

FREDERICK W. GROSS, 2d Lieutenant, Company B, was born at State 
Center, Iowa, March 28, 1876; received education at public and high schools at 
Chicago, 111.; graduate of the Highland Military Academy, Worcester, Mass., and 
the University of Denver Law School; business is real estate and mining; enlisted in 
Colorado National Guard, November 19. 1896, in Company K, 1st Inf.; appointed 
Corporal, January 3, 1897; Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant, September 4, 
1897; Regimental Sergeant-Major, April 20, 1898; served through the Leadville 
strike of 1896-97; enlisted in 1st Colorado Volunteer Inf., May 1, 1898;, assigned 
to Company B as a Sergeant; appointed Regimental Sergeant-Major, January 28, 
1899; commissioned 2d Lieutenant and assigned to Company B, July 15, 1899. 

88 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Co. B— 3d Battalion. 


Frank W. Carroll, Capt Inspector Denver, Col. 

Charles B. Lewis, 1st Lieut Jeweler " " 

Frederick W. Gross, 2d Lieut Clerk " " 

Chauncey B. Stoddard, 1st Sergt Farmer Longmont, Col. 

Guy W. Shaffer, Q. M. Sergt Paper-hanger Denver, Col. 

James E. Ladd, Sergt Clerk 

Harry A. Arei.z, Sergt Salesman " " 

Joseph W. Le Fever, Sergt Student " " 

Frederick W. Paget, Sergt Hotel Clerk Trinidad, Col 

Fred. P. Kinsey, Corp Waiter " Denver, Col 

Merrill D. Tyler, Corp Teamster Pemberton, Col 

Frank R. Drury, Corp Teamster Canton, Ohio 

Frank G. Nelson, Corp Engineer Roman, Pa. 

Clifford G. Springer, Corp Printer Greeley, Col. 

Charles E. Pendleton, Corp Clerk Denver, Col. 

Guy R. Shull, Corp Clerk Longmont, Col. 

Warren E- Manley, Corp Clerk South Elgin, 111. 

Charles S. Morrison, Corp Engineer Miles Station, 111. 

Alfred R. Fischer, Corp Printer Manistee, Mich. 

Orton I. Weaver, Corp Farmer Vernon, Col. 

Charles J. Rawalt, Corp Farmer Fort Lupton, Col. 

Joseph Goebel , Cook Cook Brooklyn , N. Y. 

Francis Carry, Musician Soldier Denver, Col. 

William D. McKinney, Musician Student Longmont, Col. 

Oliver M. Clark, Artificer Laborer San Francisco, Cal. 

Joseph O'Conner, Wagoner Butcher Albany, N. Y. 


Harry I. Axtell Soldier Junction City, Kas. 

Robert Bailey Laborer Pittsburg, Pa. 

A. C. Beck Waiter Waterloo, Iowa. 

William A. Blore Baker Liverpool, Eng. 

Fred G. Busch Miner Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John W. Chapman Salesman Denver, Col. 

George W. Chapman Laborer " ' 

James J. Connelly Laborer Omaha, Neb. 

Ernest Crona Miner Gottenberg, Sweden. 

David R. Davidson Plumber Denver, Col. 

Eli L- Dale Salesman " " 

Grant S. Eichelroth Miner Litchfield, 111. 

Wallace O. Gates Printer Bakersfield, Cal. 

Edward Gilbert Clerk Long Island, N. Y. 

Kasten Hansen Laborer Tyler, Minn. 

George A. Hawkins Machinist Picatawnie, Wis. 

De Forest Hayslett Paper-hanger Des Moines, Iowa. 

Herman Heim Cook Kupperzell, Germany. 

Francis J. Henry Horseman Apple River, 111. 

William F. Hopke Laborer Hamburg. Germany. 

John E- Karns Barber Jamesville, Ind. 

Burt Kizer Farmer Portsmouth, Ohio. 

Cecil Kizer Clerk 

John Knowles Electrician Enfield, 111. 

Charles J. Kruger Farmer Highland Lake, Col. 

Mark C. Langton Teamster Selwary, Neb. 

James Larimer Laborer Denver, Col. 

Judd O. Lewis Miner Blendville, Mo. 

Edgar A. Littler Miner London, Eng. 

Lewis Madison Potter Black Hawk, Col. 

George W. Martin Railroad Employee Bentley , 111. 

H^nry G. Mathews Bookkeeper Covington, Ky. 

John D. Maxfield Jeweler Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Lewis W. Meisel Salesman Denver, Col. 

Martin McDonald. Firema 1 Leavenworth, Kas. 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 8 


Claude M. Newton Salesman Waterloo, Iowa. 

William Noder Laborer Franceville Junction, Col. 

Morris J. Parkhurst Plumber San Francisco, Cal. 

Lawrence R. Peyton Plumber Hartford, Ky. 

Paley W. Peyton Waiter Denver, Col. 

Joseph W. Powers Miner Georgetown, Col. 

William Simpson Machinist Pniladelphia, Pa. 

John H. Shoemaker Farmer Grand Rapids, Mich. 

William M. Stark Clerk Denver, Col. 

Herman Stein Bartender Coblentz, Germany. 

Samuel R. Todd Clerk Denver, Col. 

Ole E- Tuft Teacher Aamot, Norway. 

William P. Totten Printer Harlem, Iowa. 

Frank A. Wellman Student Alcott, Col. 

Frank Wenzel Baker New York City. 

George F. West Cook Leadville, Col. 

Charles C. Whitlock Laborer Springfield, Mo. 

James P. Williams Waiter Terre Haute, Ind. 



C. E- Hooper, 1st Lieut New Albany, Ind By order, January 28, 1899. 

W. T Byrne, 1st Sergt Topeka, Kas By order, May 5, 1899. 

George M. La Shell, Sergt Grafton, Neb By order, August 18, 1899. 

R. N. Campbell, Corp St. Louis, Mo Disability, December 1, 1898. 

B. E- Young, Corp Shelby ville, Ind By order, August 19, 1899. 

John T. Lunney , Corp Denver, Col By order, August 29, 1899. 

C. B. Lininger, Corp Manila, P. I By order, July 13, 1899. 

Claude B. Bailey Fulton, N. Y By order, April 10, 1899. 

Clarence Boyd Oakland, Iowa By order, August 23, 1899. 

J. T De Gork Nancy, France By order, April 10, 1899. 

Edward Fisher Hillsboro, N. H Disability, November 23, 1898. 

C. B. Harper Marysville, Mo By order, April 26, 1899. 

W. G. Lumbard Georgetown ,111 By order, December 29, 1898. 

W. G. Pugsley Springfield, Ohio Disability, December 22, 1898. 

A. H. Rogers Del Norte, Col .By order, April 17, 1899. 

F. Reinhardt Ontario, Canada Disability, November 23, 1898. 

T. J. Stevens Orchard Grove, Col By order, May 20, 1899. 

George F. Taylor Des Moines, Iowa By order, March 7, 1899. 

A. Westfall Maxwell, W. Va By order, April 17, 1899. 

J. B. Wallace Garden City, Mich Disability, November 13, 1898. 

John E. Williford Denver, Col Disability "October 31, 1898. 

Thomas Arthur Manila, P. I By order, July 5, 1899. 36tn U. S. V. 

Camille Droit " " By order July 13, 1899. 36th U. S. V. 

H. T. Hymus " " By order, July 13, 1899. 36th U. S. V. 

William Knauber Council Grove, Kas By order, July 13, 1899. 

C. W. Raser Geneseo, 111 By order, July 13, 1899. 

H.N. Shobe Sioux City, Iowa By order, July 13,1899. 


Tingley S. Woods, 2d Lieut Leadville, Col To Company L, March 2, 1899 

C. B. West, 2d Lieut Denver, Col To Company E, June 11, 1899 

J. R. Palmer, 2d Lieut . .. Cripple Creek, Col To Company G, July 16, 1899 

J. T. Fullington Detroit, Mich To Company K, September 11, 1898 

B. Altmaier Germany To Company H, November 7, 1898 

H. Newfield Vienna, Austria To Hosp. Corps, January 14, 1899 

Theo. Newcomb Yates County, N. Y To Hosp. Corps, June 14, 1899, 


C. S. Morrison, Corp Near Manila, February 5, 1899. 

O. T. Weaver, Corp Near Manila, February 5, 1899. 

F. S. Henry Near Manila, June 10, 1899. 

M. J. Parkhurst Near Manila, February 5, 1899. 


N. J. Sarazin Of disease, at Manila, P. I., October 4, 1898. 

B. J. Smith Of disease, at Manila, P. I., March 18, 1899. 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 91 



CHARLES B. EASTMAN, Captain, Company H, was born in Wyoming, 
Iowa, June 24, 1871. He emigrated to Nebraska, with his parents, at the age of 
14 years, living in Beatrice, Neb., where he attended school, afterwards reading 
law with Attorney Robert W. Sabine of that city, until the year 1890, at which time 
he emigrated to the State of Colorado. In 1891, he enlisted in Company H, 
National Guard of Colorado, stationed in Boulder; served through Leadville and 
Cripple Creek strikes. He was promoted to the office of 1st Lieutenant of Company 
H, June 4, 1895. While in the field during the Leadville strike, he was promoted 
to Captain, September 29, 1896. It was through his untiring efforts that the 
Boulder Armory, one of the finest armories in the State of Colorado, was erected. 
The building is now occupied by a new company that has the same letter. At 
the time of the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Capt. Eastman, whose 
study of the law had for some time been unavoidably abandoned, was attending 
the University of Colorado, taking a course of law. He served through the 
Philippine campaign in the engagements on August 13, 1898, February 4th and 
5, 1899, and subsequent skirmishes and outpost duty in which the Colorado Regi- 
ment was engaged. 

CHARLES H. WILCOX, 1st Lieutenant, Company H, was born at Boulder, 
Col., March 12, 1872, where he attended the public schools, after which he 
attended the State University for two 3^ears; he is by occupation a teamster. He 
joined the National Guard of Colorado, as a private, February 2, 1893; was pro- 
moted to Corporal in 1894, and to Sergeant in 1896; served three months in the 
Leadville strike, and was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, September 29, 1896. He 
was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, U. S. V., May 1, 1898, and served through the 
Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection, and was mustered out 
September 8, 1899, at San Francisco, Cal. 

H. J. LAWRENCE, 2d Lieutenant, Company H, was born in Louisville, 
Ky., October 11, 1872; was educated at the Michigan Military Academy, graduat- 
ing in the class of 1890; entered the United States Military Academy, West 
Point, N. Y., in 1892, resigning appointment as cadet in the spring of 1894. 

92 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Co. H— 3d Battalion. 


Chas. B. Eastman, Capt Student Boulder, Col. 

Chas. H. Wilcox, 1st Lieut Laborer 

H. I. Lawrence, 2d Lieut Groceryman Denver, Col. 

Frank A. Anderson, 1st Sergt Laborer Boulder, Col. 

Norman N. Coulson, Q. M. Sergt Plumber " 

James K. Johnston Sergt Barber " ,; 

Harry S. Dickey, Sergt Photographer " 

Wm. I. Johnston. Sergt Clerk " 

Wm. L. Rule, Sergt Miner Denver, Col. 

J. Harry Elder, Corp Student ■ • •■■ Boulder, Col. 

Wm. A. Johnson, Corp Blacksmith " " 

F. L. McVeigh, Corp Bookkeeper Longmont, Col. 

Frank M. Dickey, Corp Barber Boulder, Col. 

Thomas G. Aston, Corp Student " 

Paul L. Clark, Corp Student Wasnington, D. C. 

Hannibal Dalton, Corp Miner Boulder, Col. 

Lloyd E. Hill, Corp Student " " 

Wm. E- Horry, Corp Laborer " " 

Frank Smith, Corp Farmer 

Dexter M. Smith, Corp Laborer 

Frank Logan, Cook Laborer Alliance, Neb. 

Bernard Altmaier, Musician Laborer Battle Creek, Iowa. 

James Oates, Musician Laborer " " " 


J. W. Anderson Farmer Osage City, Kas. 

Edwin J. Barnes Teamster Boulder, Col. 

Frank Berger Farmer " " 

Harry J. Cannon Florist Lafayette, Col. 

C. B. Coates Laborer Sioux City, Iowa. 

Ira E. Crane Machinist Denver, Col. 

Oscar E- Cupp Farmer Des Moines, Iowa. 

Hobart Cushman Farmer Longmont, Col. 

Harry L Culver Accountant '. Austin, 111. 

Chas. M. Cochran Stonecutter Denver, Col. 

Benj. F. David Photographer " " 

James F. Dennis Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Clarence W. Davis Student Eaton, Ohio. 

Frank Donalds Miner Boulder, Col. 

A. J. Eisenbrandt Laborer Chicago, 111. 

Edward Emerich Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Deacon W. Elliott Farmer " " " 

Louis Frey Plumber Boulder, Col. 

Patrick L. Foley, Farmer Longmont, Col. 

John Hall Farmer Stockton , Kas. 

Frank M. Hile Teamster New Whatcom, Wash. 

Henry G. Hill Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Oliver Hosking Miner Denver, Col. 

Thos. L- Hoagland Miner Golden, Col 

Howard D. Hunt Cowboy Boulder, Col. 

Guv S. Hooper Electrician Denver, Col. 

Herbert Hull Miner Boulder, Col. 

Harry B. Kerr Liveryman Denver, Col. 

Andrew Ketelsen Laborer " 

Roy A. King Laborer Boulder, Col. 

John Lindley Farmer " " 

Freeman H. Luce Student " " 

Wm. B. McCoy Farmer Kirks ville, Mo. 

Wm. McDermitt Painter Boulder, Col. 

A. T. Metcalf Teamster " " 

Chas. E- Miller Farmer Longmont, Col. 

Walter Montgomery Blacksmith Boulder, Col. 

John F. Murray Miner Cleveland, Ohio. 

Campaigning- in the Philippines. 93 


Nels P. E. Nelson Clerk Boulder, Col. 

Peter Newmark Farmer Brush, Col. 

Edward Ostrander Fireman Florence, Col. 

Edgar T. Pate Merchant Boulder, Col. 

Frederick E. Roth Postal Clerk Denver, Col. 

Stephen Saase Laborer Boulder, Col. 

John W. Scott Laborer Denver, Col. 

Robert Shapard Carpenter Boulder, Col. 

Irving J. Shepard Carpenter Strawberry Point, Iowa. 

Ernest E. Schooley Farmer Bement, 111. 

Geo. Simmers Horseshoer Boulder, Col. ' 

J. D. Smith Cabinetmaker Denver, Col. 

Edward Stockton Laborer " " 

Horace Thompson Plasterer " " 

John E- Thompson Laborer Clarinda, Iowa. 

Cheney Thurston Farmer Mulberry, Kas. 

Charles Voegthe Baker '. Boulder, Col. 

William E- Walker Farmer Jamaica, Iowa. 

Alexander Webster Miner Cripple Creek, Col. 

Harry Wegner Civil Engineer Boulder, Col. 

Henry E. White Plumber Denver, Col. 

R. S. Williams Commission Merchant Salem Center, Ohio. 

Alonzo B. Wright Engineer Boulder, Col. 

Joseph A. Wolfe Cigarmaker " " 

Harry L. Young Stenographer Denver, Col. 

Edward D. Young Miner Boulder, Col. 



Eugene Arnett Boulder, Col By order, August 15, 1899. 

U. S. G. Barnhart ' Longmont, Col By order, July 13, 1899. 

A. G. Baker Boulder, Col By order, April 5, 1899. 

' James H. Clifton Denver, Col By order, July 10, 1899. 

John Duffy " " By order, July 13, 1899. 

John H. Greefkens San Francisco, Cal By order, July 13, 1899. 

John Gist Denver, Col By order, Tuly 13, 1899. 

Charles H. Godfrey Pueblo, Col By order, July 13, 1899. 

Allen Hicks Boulder, Col Disability, February 19, 1899. 

John T. Hosman San Francisco. Cal By order, April 10, 1899. 

Herman Howard , Boulder, Col Disability. July 21, 1898. 

Harry B.Kerr Denver, Col Disability, August 17, 1899. 

Frank McLaren San Francisco, Cal By order, August 10, 1899. 

Wm. G. Pancost Boulder, Col, By order, August 15, 1899. 

Wm. A.'Preuitt " " By order, July 13, 1899. 

Charles E- Robbins " " By order, May 8, 1899. 

Edward L- Warner El Dora, Col Disability, December 13, 1898. 


Frederick L. Perry, 2d Lieut Boulder, Col To Company F as 1st Lieut., April 1, 1899. 

Willard P. Bidwell, 2d Lieut Pueblo, Col To Company C, July 16, 1899. 

Oliver K. Hand Central City, Col To Company I, October 11, 1898. 

William G. Fairhurst Cripple Creek, Col To Company G, October 26, 1898. 

Michael O'Brien Denver, Col At San Francisco, Cal., June 14, 1898. 


Fred. L- Perry, 2d Lieut Near Manila, P. I., March 28, 1899. 

Frank Smith, Corp In front of Manila, P. I., August 13, 1898. 

Harry B. Kerr Near Manila, P. I., March 26, 1899. 

Edgar T. Pate Near Las Pinas, P. I., June 12, 1899. 


Neil C. Sullivan, Sergt Spinal meningitis, Manila, P. I., June 4, 1898. 

F. D. Neptune, Corp Malarial fever, Manila, P. I., August 22, 1899. 

Jvan Tinnerholm Acute tuberculosis, at sea, August 2, 1899. 

Col 7 

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Campaigning in the Philippines. 95 


A. McD. BROOKS, Captain, Company C, was born at Fort Smith, Ark., 
March 16, 1868, and removed to Colorado in 1879. He enlisted in the Chaffee Light 
Artillery in 1889, and was appointed Major and Assistant Adjutant-General, 1st 
Brigade, National Guard of Colorado, in 1892. He was mustered into the volun- 
teer army as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, 1st Colorado Inf., U. S. V. He was 
designated by Brigadier-General Francis V. Greene to raise the American flag 
over Fort San Antonio de Abad when it should be taken by the Americans. This 
was the first American flag raised over the Spanish works on that day, August 
13, 1898. He was appointed Acting Assistant Adjutant- General to Brigadier- 
General Irving Hale, September 7, 1898, and commissioned Captain, September 21, 
1898. He was relieved as Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, 2d Brigade, 2d 
Division, 8th Army Corps, July 1, 1899, and assigned to command Company C, 
July 15, 1899, and continued in such command until muster-out, September 8, 

RICE W. MEANS, 1st Lieutenant, Company C, was born in St. Joseph, Mo., 
on November 16, 1877, and moved to Denver, Colo., in 1888, receiving his 
education in the public schools of Denver. He was studying law at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan when the War with Spain was declared. He joined his regi- 
ment in time to be mustered in as 2d Lieutenant and assigned to Company E, 
he being the youngest officer in the regiment, and also in the Philippine Islands, 
at the fall of Manila. He made a reconnoissance before the Spanish entrench- 
ments, severing an important wire, for which he was promoted to be a 1st Lieuten- 
ant, and has been recommended for a medal of honor. He was commissioned 1st 
Lieutenant on October!, 1898, and assigned to Company C. He enlisted in Com- 
pany E, 1st Regiment, Colorado National Guard, on November 18, 1895, serving 
through the campaign, and was discharged as its 1st Sergeant. He is a twice 
winner of the Hogle Trophy Medal, given for the best-drilled soldier in the regi- 

WILLARD P. BIDWELL, 2d Lieutenant, Company C, was born in Tecum- 
seh, Mich., and is 31 years of age. He attended school at Tecumseh and Adrian, 
Mich. He enlisted in Company C, 1st Regiment, Michigan National Guard, 
March, 1884, and enlisted in Company C, 2d Regiment, Colorado National Guard, 
in October, 1894. He was appointed Regimental Sergeant- Major, October, 1894. 
He saw active service at the Cripple Creek fire and during the Leadville strike. 
He was commissioned 2d Lieutenant, Company C, 2d Regiment, Colorado National 
Guard, December, 1897. He was commissioned 2d Lieutenant, 1st Colorado Inf., 
U. S. V., May 1, 1898, and mustered out September 8, 1899. He was on detached 
service with recruits, 1st Colorado, from June 11, 1898, and assigned to command 
battalion of recruits, 10th Pennsylvania Inf., U. S. V., from September 6th to 
December 17th. He rejoined his regiment, December 17, 1898. He saw foreign 
service at Honolulu, H. I., and in the Philippine Islands. 

6 Campaigning in the Philippines. 

Co. C — 3d Battalion. 


A. McDonald Brooks, Capt Denver, Col. 

Rice W. Means, 1st Lieut " " 

W. P. Bidwell, 2d Lieut " 

Orford A. Mulnix, 1st Sergt Bookkeeper Pueblo, Col. 

Murray H. Lewis, Q. M. Sergt Fireman " 

Mason Lee Wiggins, Sergt Hotel Clerk " 

Ray S. Bowman, Sergt Printer " 

James A. Reid, Sergt Clerk " 

Erl D. Sword, Sergt Railroadman " " 

Will M. Jackson, Corp Plumber " 

Wm. G. Turney, Corp Butcher " 

Fred. R. Poole, Corp Cook Colorado Springs, Col. 

Charles Morrest, Corp Clerk Pueblo, Col. 

Jno. M. McKee, Corp Machinist " 

Ernest H. Lane, Corp Painter " " 

Wm. S. Eddy, Corp Butcher 

Orro E. Byron, Corp Machinist " " 

Charles N. Stephens, Corp Tinner Florence, Col. 

Daniel B. Beasom, Corp Blacksmith Pueblo, Col. 

Walter East Car Checker " 

James B. Wyckoff, Corp Farmer " " 

Bryan Folsom, Cook Cook " " 

Harry F. Stevens, Musician Musician " " 

Benjamin E. Stotts, Musician Printer Canon City, Col. 

Carl E. Howard, Artificer Clerk Pueblo, Col. 

Edward Dooley, Wagoner Laborer " " 


Wm. D. Bobbitt Brickmaker Pueblo, Col. 

Harry Briggs Chemist " " 

Frank L- Bryant Brickmaker " " 

Frank J. Buckley Laborer Albany, N. Y. 

P. H. Brantzel Tailor Pueblo, Col. 

Leslie Beeman Farmer Ortman, Col. 

Forman M. Blunt Butcher Pueblo, Col. 

Claude C. Clark Painter 

Charles B. Clark Civil Engineer " " 

Ernest Cooper Clerk " " 

Frank E- Crow Artist " " 

Ralph M. Chase Laborer '' " 

Edward Carter Stone Cutter " " 

Nelson Davenport Civil Engineer Weiser, Idaho. 

Geo. P. Dickerman Student Pueblo, Col. 

Geo. Dawson Clerk Denver, Col. 

Edward J. Francis Clerk Pueblo, Col. 

Earl B. Forbing Photographer " " 

Jno. S. Gilliland Laborer " " 

Bert Gamble Plumber Chicago, 111. 

Wm. W. Griffin Clerk Pueblo, Col. 

Thos. J. Hammer Clerk " " 

Charles L- Huchinson Clerk " " 

Carl J. Hansen Laborer " " 

Louis M. Hesseldahl Laborer Elmore, Minn. 

Fred. R. Heath Engineer Pueblo, Col. 

Edward W. Hatfield Motorman San Francisco, Cal. 

Carl J. Larsen Laborer Pueblo, Col. 

Frank Lindzy Shoemaker Ottawa, Kas. 

John W. Lyons Teamster Colorado Springs, Col. 

Wm. G. Linfoot Steelworker Pueblo, Col. 

Charles R. Logan Laborer Canon City, Col. 

John R. Miller Fireman Pueblo, Col. 

Daniel G. Miller Engineer Roadside, Pa. 

Edward K. Martin Photographer Pueblo, Col 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 



James F. McGuire Plumber Pueblo, Col. 

Albert McCoy Clerk " 

Edward D. Moyer Clerk " " 

Carl A. Oakleaf .Millman " " 

Swan Pearson Musician Denver, Col. 

Charles Polhill Steelworker Stamford, Col. 

James D. Peyton Laundryman Pueblo, Col. 

Michael J. Quirk Steelworker 

Fred Reed Laborer 

Niels P. Rasmussen Laborer 

Morris M. Rathbun Musician 

Henry E- Redmond Clerk 

Hanford J. Sparr Tinner 

John C. Salisbury Clerk San Francisco, Cal. 

Lawrence Sexton Tailor Pueblo. Col. 

Claude Spurgeon Lineman 

Frank M. Stout Laborer 

Henry E- Stieg Tailor 

Newel A. Vance Laborer 

Clarence P. Vance Laborer 

Hiram Wallace Pressman 

Wm. E. Yinger Steelworker 



E- E- Booth, Capt Pueblo, Col 

H. L- Clotworthy , 2d Lieut Denver, Col 

L. B. Wiley, Sergt Pueblo, Col 

H. R. Morgan , Sergt " " 

Harry O . Snyder, Corp " " 

Wm. E. Thompson, Corp " " 

Wm. A. Berry " " 

Harry L.Hall " " 

Percy Jones " " 

R.C.Johnson " " 

Harry A. Kolde Rocky Ford, Col 

Frank W. Lynn Pueblo, Col 

William Loryice San Francisco, Cal . 

Ben . E. Lear Cripple Creek, Col. . 

Charles A. Lewis Pueblo, Col 

Theodore Nason " " 

John Owens " " 

John H. Spain " " 

F. Schmuziger " " 

James W. Whitman " " 


By order, July 16, 1899. 

By order, July 8, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

.Disability, November 20, 1898. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, March 7, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, July 8, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

. .Disability, December 19, 1898. 
. Disability, September 20, 1898. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, August 12, 1899. 

. Disability, December 27, 1899. 

By order, July 8, 1899. 

Disability, May 29, 1899. 

By order, July 14, 1899. 

By order, July 8, 1899. 

Benjamin Lear, Jr., 1st Sergt 

.Pueblo, Col... 

To 2d Lieut. Company I. 


Wm. H. Severney, 1st Lieut Pueblo, Col To Regimental Adjutant, Sept. 22, 1898. 

Bert P. Fannon San Francisco, Cal To Hospital Corps, June 14, 1898. 

H. C. Kissel Denver, Col To Hospital Corps, June 14, 1898. 

W. R. Wheaton Colorado Springs, Col To Company M, Sept. 21. 1898. 


Wm. H. Bell, Wagoner Smallpox, at Manila, P. I., January 11, 1899. 

Wm. S. McMurray Drowned, at Manila, P. I., November 2. 1898. 

H. L. Doxsee Killed in action at Mariquina, P. I., May 23, 1899. 

98 Campaigning in the Philippines. 



A. J. LUTHER, 1st Lieutenant, Company D, was born near Longmont, Col^ 
February 23, 1874. He lived on a ranch until the spring of 1884, at which time he 
moved with his parents to Providence, R. I., residing there for thirteen months; 
afterward the family returned to Colorado, taking up their residence in Greeley. 
His father, Samuel O. Luther, a veteran of the Civil War, was appointed Deputy 
Sheriff and jailer of Weld County, and held that position up to the time of his 
death, June 20, 1894. Young Luther entered the Greeley Tribune office as appren- 
tice May 1, 1891, holding that position until the outbreak of the Spanish-American 
War. November 25, 1895, Company D, 1st Regiment, National Guard of Colo- 
rado, was mustered in, Mr. Luther being one of the charter members, enlisting as 
a private. May 15, 1896, he was appointed 1st Sergeant from private, and served 
in this capacity throughout the Leadville riots, 1896-97, of five months duration, 
and up to the time he was mustered out, April 30, 1898. When the call for vol- 
unteers was made by President McKinley, Mr. Luther was one of the first to 
respond, and was enrolled and mustered into Company D. He served throughout 
the Spanish- American, and part of the Philippine Wars, having one of the best 
records in his regiment for not being sick up to the latter part of June, 1899, at 
which time he was ordered to the hospital with bowel trouble, and remained there 
for two weeks. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, June 11, 1899, receiving his 
notification while in the field before Las Pinas, near Manila, P. I. He was mustered 
out as such September 8, 1899. 


SAMUEL E. THOMAS, 1st Lieutenant, Company A, was born in Camden, 
N. J., January 29, 1874. He was brought to Colorado when only a year old, 
where he has resided ever since. His father, J. J. Thomas, came to Colorado in 
1858, and served through the Civil War in the 1st Colorado Cav. Lieut. Thomas 
joined the National Guard of Colorado in 1893, seeing service in the great labor 
and miners' riots of 1894 at Cripple Creek, and of 1896 at L/eadville. At the 
breaking out of the war he was 1st Sergeant of Company B, 2d Regiment, National 
Guard of Colorado, and was one of the first to offer his services. He was mainly 
instrumental in getting up the present Company A, 1st Colorado. He was 
appointed 2d Lieutenant on his arrival at Denver, and served with distinction 
through the Spanish-American War. He was the first American wounded on the 
Island of Luzon, being wounded in the left hand on the morning of July 20, 1898. 
When the Filipino insurrection broke out on February 4, 1899, his company was 
one of the first on the line, and participated in all skirmishes and battles of the 
regiment. He was appointed 1st Lieutenant for meritorious conduct on July 15, 
1899. He left Manila with the regiment, and was mustered out September 8, 
1899, at San Francisco, Cal. 

Campaigning in the Philippines. 99 

AUGUSTUS B. TEAL, 2d Lieutenant, Company A, was born December 
5, 1865, at Port Jervis, New York ; was educated in the public schools of 
that place, taking the academical course, and graduating in 1882 ; worked at 
hardware business from that time until 1889, when he came to Pueblo, Col., 
where he accepted a position as timekeeper in the master mechanic's office of the 
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad ; remained with that company a little over two 
years, when he resigned to accept a position as chief clerk of Contest Department 
in the United States Land Office, leaving there after two years to become Deputy 
County Treasurer of Pueblo County; served in that position for four years, leaving 
to accept a position as manager of the Southern Hotel at Pueblo, where he was 
still engaged when the war trouble arose ; enlisted as private, April 16, 1898, in 
Company B, 2d Regiment, of Colorado National Guard, which became Com- 
pany A of the 1st Colorado Volunteers ; went to Denver, April 29, 1898, with 
the company, and was mustered in as Quartermaster-Sergeant of Company 
A, May 1, 1898; was appointed 1st Sergeant, November 5, 1898, and held 
that position until July 14, 1899, when he was commissioned 2d Lieutenant, being 
assigned to his old company; returned to San Francisco with the regiment, and 
was mustered out, September 8, 1899.