Spanish-American War Veterans
of Tama County, Iowa


Spanish-American War Veterans with residence listed in Tama County, Iowa. See notes below the table.


NameUnitAgeResidenceNativityEnlisted/
Appointed
MusteredPromoted/
Transferred
Discharged/
Mustered Out
Page
Ageton, William E.49th K22ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898June 2, 1898P Corporal March 1, 1899MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.290
Allen, Herman W.Signal Corps 12th25TamaE June 20, 1898, as SergeantD Jan. 18, 1899761
Ames, John T., Jr.49th B22TraerE June 27, 1898June 27, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.288
Anderson, John L.49th M36TamaOhioE May 18, 1898June 2, 1898 P Cook with rank of Corporal Aug. 25, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.290
Ash, Joel C.49th K25ToledoIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1899MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.290
Bailey, Percy49th K18TraerKansasE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savanah, Ga.297
Baillie, William C.49th K21TraerScotlandE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.297
Bajasch, John A.49th K20MonticelloIowaE June 23, 1898June 23 1898D Jan 7 1899, Fort Columbus, NY297
Bell, Harry49th M22GladbrookIowaE May 16, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.299
Bennett, Frank49th F21TamaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.294
Bennett, Thomas J.49th F22TamaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.295
Berry, Charles M.49th K26TamaIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898D Jan. 7, 1899, Fort Columbus, N.Y.297
Boles, David E.49th K23GarwinIllinoisE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.299
Brace, Stanley C.49th K22ToledoIowaE May 2, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.298
Brewer, George W.49th K21TamaKentuckyE June 23, 189823 June 1898D April 4, 1899, Havana, Cuba.298
Bruner, Arthur L.49th RB27TamaIowaE June 2, 1898, as MusicianJune 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga285
Bruner, Ernest49th RB31TamaIowaE June 1, 1898, as MusicianJune 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.285
Bywater, Joseph.49th K19GarwinIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.299
Carpenter, John F.49th K19TamaIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.305
Clapp, Samuel E.49th FS38ToledoIowaA Major April 26, 1898June 2, 1898MO may 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.283
Clark, Arthur M.49th K32MontourIowaE May 13, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, Savannah, Ga.305
Coates, Floyd C.49th K21ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898June 2, 1898P Corporal Oct 13, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.305
Cole, Burton W.49th K25GladbrookIowaE May 19, 1898June 2, 1898D Dec. 29, 1898, Fort Columbus, New York305
Collins, Anthony J.49th K25ElberonIowaE May 9, 1898June 2, 1898D Jan 20, 1899, Camp Columbia, Havana, Cuba305
Davidson, William.49th K27ToledoCanadaE April 26, 1898 as Fifth SergeantJune 2, 1898 P First Sergeant Jan 1, 1899MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.311
Deal, Claud S.49th K23ToledoWisconsinE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898T to Hospital Corps June 28, 1898311
Dean, William M.49th K21ToledoOhioE April 26, 1898 as MusicianJune 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.311
Dickey, Robert C.49th F19GarwinKansasE May 25, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.309
Dragoon, William49th K18ToledoIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.311
Dunn, Charles L.49th F24TamaIowaE April 26, 1898, as Fourth CorporalJune 2, 1898 P Sergeant March 1, 1899MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.309
Ebersole, William R.49th K23ToledoPennsylvaniaE April 26, 1898 as First CorporalJune 2, 1898 P Sergeant Sept 15, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannnah, Ga.314
Ebert, Milford O.49th K22ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898 as Second SergeantJune 2, 1898D Feb 2? 1899, Toledo, Iowa314
Edwards, Walter W.49th K20ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898 as Fourth CorporalJune 2, 1898 D Dec 24, 1898 United States General Hospital, Fort Myer, Va.314
Everett, Charles52nd A22TamaE June 27, 1898June 27, 1898MO Oct. 30, 1898, Des Moines, Iowa656
Finney, Guy W.49th K26MontourIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1898, Savannah, Ga.317
Finney, Roy L.49th K20MontourIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1898, Savannah, Ga.317
Furrow, John F.49th K28GarwinIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898D Sept 9, 1898, Garwin, Iowa317
Freeburn, Charles C.49th K28GladbrookIndianaE May 13, 1898June 2, 1898D April 21, 1899, Havana, Cuba317
Gageby, Frank A.49th K20TamaIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898D Feb. 9, 1899, Tama, Iowa.322
Gardner, William N.49th K32TamaIndianaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.322
Glaspie, Thomas H.49th K31ToledoIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.323
Gordon, Allen E.49th K22TraerIowaE June 23, 1898June 23 1898Died Sept 13 1898, Second Division Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla.322
Haerling, Herman M.49th NCS30ToledoIowaA Hospital Steward May 2, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.284
Hardin, William H.49th M23TamaIowaE May 15, 1898June 2, 1898D March 1, 1899, Tama, Iowa330
Harlan, Harry V.49th K26ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898 as Third SergeantJune 2, 1898D Sept 4, 1898, Jacksonville, Fla.329
Harrison, William J.49th K20ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898June 2, 1898P Corporaal July 25, 1898D Nov 4, 1898, Savannah, Ga.329
Haswell, Ilo W.49th K19ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898June 2, 1898P Corporal Sept 15, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.329
Hilton, Leroy P.49th K19TamaMaineE April 26, 1898June 2, 1898D Jan. 9, 1899, Tama, Iowa329
Hubbard, Clifford W.49th K23MontourMinnesotaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.329
Isbell, Alba A.49th K21MontourIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898 Died March 18, 1899, Second Division Hospital, Seventh Army Corps, Havana, Cuba332
Jackson, Warren A.49th K27ToledoIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.335
James, Charles W.49th K34GladbrookOhioE May 13, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Svannah, Ga.334
Jessen, Hans C.49th K25GarwinGermanyE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.335
Johnson, Neal49th K25ToledoIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898D Jan 13, 1899, Rock Island, Ill.335
Johnston, Frank A.49th K29ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898 as Company Quartermaster SergeantJune 2, 1898P First Sergeant Sept 15, 1898; reduced to Sergeant Dec 31, 1898D Jan 14, 1899, Toledo, Iowa335
Johnston, Robert E.49th K26ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898 as Fifth CorporalJune 2, 1898Reduced to ranks Oct 13, 1898 Promoted Corporal March 1, 1899 MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.335
Jurgens, Elmer E.49th K22TamaMinnesotaE June 23, 1898June 23 1898D Jan. 16, 1899, Rock Island, Ill.334
Keiffer, Harry W.49th K24ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898 as MusicianJune 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.337
Kemp, Everett D.49th K24ToledoIllinoisE April 26, 1898June 2, 1898 P Corporal July 25, 1898; Sergeant Feb 6, 1899MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.337
Kemp, Malcolm E.49th K21ToledoIllinoisE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.337
Kline, Wesley S.49th K21TraerIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898Died Sept 27, 1898, Pablo Beach, Fla.337
Lichtenwalter, Elgin B.49th RB23ToledoIowaT from Company K June 9, 1898, as MusicianMO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.286
Lichty, Harry H.49th K25ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898 as Fourth SergeantJune 2, 1898D Oct 7, 1898 Jacksonville, Fla.341
Lichty, John N.49th K26ToledoIowaA Second Lieutenant April 26, 1898June 2, 1898 P First Lieutenant Aug 27, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.341
McCloskey, John W.51st A21ToledoIowaE June 17, 1898June 17, 1898T to 19th Company, Signal Corps, March 17, 1899571
McRoberts, Peter W.49th K29ToledoIowaA First Lieutenant April 26, 1898June 2, 1898 P Captain Aug 27, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.344
Mitchell, Hugh E.49th K22GladbrookIowaE May 13, 1898June 2, 1898P Corporal March 1, 1899MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.350
Moller, Henry W.49th K22GladbrookGermanyE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898D April 4, 1899, Havana, Cuba350
Morgan, Hall C.49th K18ToledoIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.350
Nevins, Charles L.49th K19ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898June 2, 1898D Jan 5, 1899 Fort Thomas, Ky.352
Nevins, William M.49th K21ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898 as Second CorporalJune 2, 1898 P Sergeant Sept 15, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.352
Phenis, Lorin C.49th K19ToledoIowaE May 3, 1898June 2, 1898P Corporal Sept 15, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.357
Putnam, Edward C.49th K23TraerIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.357
Reichmann, Gustav W.49th K29ToledoNew YorkE April 26, 1898 as First Sergeant June 2, 1898P Second Lieutenant Aug 27, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.362
Rhoads, Wesley E49th F32TamaIowaE April 26, 1898June 2, 1898P Corporal July 25, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.360
Ross, Herbert G.49th K25ToledoIowaA Captain April 26, 1898June 2, 1898Resigned Aug 27, 1898, Jacksonville, Fla.363
Schmidt, Fred J.49th K22GladbrookGermanyE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.371
Shannon, Fred B.49th K29TamaIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.371
Smith, Frank H.49th K23TraerIllinoisE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898D Dec 24, 1898, U.S. General Hospital, Fort Myer, Va.372
Steveson, Harry W.49th K22GarwinIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.372
Stoddard, Fred B.49th K23TamaIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.372
Stoehr, John B.49th K21TraerGermanyE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898P Corporal March 1, 1899MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.372
Swanson, Alfred O.51st F22GarwinIowaE June 15, 1898June 15, 1898P Wagoner July 16, 1899MO Nov 2 1899, San Francisco, Cal.602
Thater, William P.49th K22TamaGermanyE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898D April 4, 1899, Havana, Cuba376
Tibbetts, Charles L.49th K19ToledoMinnesotaE April 26, 1898 as Sixth CorporalJune 2, 1898 P Sergeant Feb 1, 1899MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.376
Troth, J. Elmer49th K24ToledoIllinoisE May 27, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.376
VanWagner, Eugene B.49th K28ToledoMichiganE May 5, 1898 as WagonerJune 2, 1898Reduced to ranks Sept 30, 1898; P Cook with rank of Corporal Feb 1, 1899MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.378
Weimer, Clarence T.49th K27ToledoIowaE April 26, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.384
Wescott, Orville D.49th E26GladbrookIowaE May 17, 1898, as Fifth CorporalJune 2, 1898D Nov. 16, 1898, Svannah, Ga.381
Wilcox, Edwin M.49th K23MontourIowaE June 23, 1898June 23 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.385
Wilhelm, Charles H.49th K22TraerIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.385
Wilimek, Joseph W.49th K19ToledoIowaE May 5, 1898June 2, 1898MO May 13, 1899 Savannah, Ga.384
Winn, John M.49th K22ToledoIowaE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898P Corporal July 25, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.384
Wollenson, Paul O.49th K21GladbrookGermanyE June 23, 1898June 23, 1898MO May 13, 1899, Savannah, Ga.385


Abbreviations
50th K50th Infantry, Company K
AAssigned
DDischarged
EEnlisted
FSField and Staff
MOMustered Out
NCSNon-Commissioned Staff
PPromoted
P.I.Philippine Islands
RBRegimental Band
Signal CorpsTwelfth Company U.S. Volunteer Signal Corps
TTransferred


These records were transcribed from Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in Miscellaneous Organizations of the Mexican War/Indian Campaigns/War of the Rebellion and the Spanish American and Philippine Wars Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations/ Vol. VI Miscellaneous (1911). Transcription by William Haloupek on 11 Nov 2014.

Residence was given in terms of nearest town, so I looked up records for all towns in Tama County. Some of these may have lived in adjacent counties, and some in Tama County may have been closest to towns in other counties.


History

The Spanish-American War began on 25 Apr 1898 and ended on 12 Aug 1898, so it lasted about three and a half months. It was fought mainly in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines, and lead directly to the Philippine-American War of 1899-1902. Theodore Roosevelt wrote about the former conflict in his 1899 book, The Rough Riders.



Roosevelt in 1898, at Montauk, Long Island, after returning from Cuba.

After the Spanish-American War, about 29,000 American soldiers were quarantined for 30 days at Camp Wikoff, on Long Island, to prevent the spread of yellow fever and other tropical diseases.

Links

The 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry history and departure and roster and officers
The 50th Iowa Volunteer Infantry history
The 51st Iowa Volunteer Infantry history and history and history and roster (Company M only)
The 52nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry history

Most of the soldiers listed here enlisted in the 49th Infantry, Company K, in June 1898, and mustered out on 13 May 1899.


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This page was last revised 23 Nov 2014 by William Haloupek