From: The Idaho State Flag
Click on the image below to read about the U. S. Rifle Model 1889 (aka .45-.70 "Trapdoor"). This rifle was carried by most of the state troops (and hence most of the Idaho 1st) during the Spanish-American War.
Company A (and scroll the list for all company's)
Anyone have ancestors, relics, photos and/or stories to share about Idaho troops in the Spanish-American war?
This company came chiefly from Canyon County and was mustered in with Phil W. McRoberts, captain; Henry J. Syms, first lieutenant; George E. Steunenberg, second lieutenant; William H. Watson, first sergeant; Willard C. Dyer, quartermaster sergeant; Edward A. Martin, Frank Dement, Charles E. Peppard and Durbin L. Badley, sergeants; Jason W. Kelly, Arthur A. Brown, William B. Peppard, John C. Gaunt, Peter Gearhart and Morris E. Bruner, corporals; Claude Hill and Howard R. Hill, musicians; Paul F. Graf, artificer; Albert Hubner, wagoner.
Privates-Oskar Anderson, Charles W. Bechtol, Robert F. Beil, Silas W. Bernethy, Alfred H. Brainerd, John R. Berry, Robert Bonner, Charles O. Cobb, Bert Colvin, Ross J. Colvin, William G. Cottle, Harry F. Craig, William Dawn, Fred M. Dudley, Samuel J. Donaldson, John Dornen, James W. Farmer, George Farrell, Gus C. F. Fieseler, Herman Fuchs, Sidney C. Fuld, Percy W. George, Samuel D. Gilman, Henry Hacker, Silas P. Hagler, Barton S. Harris, Samuel A. Harris, William C. Hicinbothem, Fred Hofman, Asa C. Hylton, George W. Jackson, Jesse H. Jackson, Leslie Jones, Robert J. Kingston, Alonzo Lake, George W. Lee, Thomas McCaffrey, David McIlveen, Harry McKinley, James Malloy, Wheeler H. Martin, Frank A. Morton, Benjamin F. Moore, James J. Mullalley, Thomas C. Napier, Arthur Pearson, Ralph Polker, William T. Rawlings, Charles O. Renn, Harley E. Reynolds, Thomas G. Rutter, William E. Stull, John F. Swank, Wallace E. Tanner, James Taylor, Jesse Thompson, Fred Tucker, Herbert E. Van Housen, Alexander Vaughn, Charles Wilhelm, Fred Wilson, Ames D. Wooden.
1st Lt. George Steunenberg of the 1st Idaho Volunteer Infantry writes of the trip from Hawaii to Manila. That's George to the right. I wonder what happened to that hat with I am guessing an Idaho 1st insignia? Go to Infantry Hat Insignia and scroll down to see one for enlisted men from the Idaho 1st, Compahy H. I keep hunting for one of these.
I guess I am still on a Darrow binge too. I just started reading the recently published new biography, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A Farrell. I thought maybe everything had been written about Darrow but this appears to be an excellent, fresh, updated look that has grabbed my interest right out of the gate.