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Massachusetts Militia Regiments - Spanish American War

Second Massachusetts Infantry.-Official title, Second Regiment, Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Headquarters, Springfield. Organized. 1878. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 10, 1898. Strength in officers and men for war with Spain. 907. Commanded by Col. Embury P. Clark during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) State camp ground. South Framingham; (2) Lakeland, Fla.; (3) Tampa, Fla.; (4) Cuba. Sent from United States for service in Cuba. Participated in engagements at San Juan and El Caney, and siege of Santiago. Casualties during campaign : 4 men wounded at San Juan ; 1 officer and 7 men killed, and 3 officers and 34 men wounded at El Caney. The regiment was mustered out at home stations of companies on Nov. 3, 1898.

Fifth Massachusetts Infantry.-Official title, Fifth Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Volunteers. Headquarters, Boston. Organized Sept. 24, 1834; reorganized 1882. This regiment did creditable service during the Civil War. Mustered in for war with Spain, July 2,1898. Strength in officers and men for war with Spain, 1,315. Commanded by Col. Jophanus H. Whitney during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Camp Dalton, Massachusetts; (2) Camp Meade, Pennsylvania; (3) Camp Wetherill, South Carolina. Casualties during campaign: 12 deaths. The regiment was mustered out at Greenville, S. C. March 31, 1899.

Sixth Massachusetts Infantry.-Official title, Sixth Regiment, Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Headquarters, Boston. Reorganized July 14,1876. This regiment did creditable service during the Civil War. The Sixth Massachusetts Infantry was the first regiment to report at the outbreak of the Civil War, and was the first effective regiment to report for duty in Washington, fighting its way through Baltimore. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 13. 1898. Strength in officers and men for war with Spain, 1.337. Commanded by Col. Edmund Rice (captain United States army) during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) State camp ground, South Framingham; (2) Falls Church, Va.; (3) Puerto Rico. Sent from United States for service in Puerto Rico. Participated in engagement at Yanco, and in general skirmish work, including Guanica Road. Casualties during campaign : 26 deaths. The regiment was mustered out at Boston on Jan. 21, 1899.

Eighth Massachusetts Infantry.-Official title, Eighth Regiment. Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Headquarters. Salem. Organized May 1, 1866 ; reorganized July 14, 1876. This regiment did creditable service during the Civil War. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 11, 1898. Strength in officers and men for war with Spain, 1,327. Commanded by Col. William A. Pew, Jr., during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) State camp ground, South Framingham ; (2) Chickamauga, Ga.; (3) Lexington, Ky.; (4) Araericus, Ga.; (5) Cuba. Sunt from United States for service in Cuba. Casualties during campaign : 29 deaths.

Ninth Massachusetts Infantry.-Official title, Ninth Regiment, Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Headquarters, Boston. Reorganized 1878. This regiment did creditable service during the Civil War. Mustered in for war with Spain, May 11.1898. Strength in officers and men for war with Spain, 1,327. Commanded by (1) Col. F. B. Bogan, who died during service; (2) Col. L. J. Logan. Stationed during war: (1) State camp ground. South Framingham ; (2) Falls Church, Va.; (3) Cuba. Participated in engagements before Santiago. Casualties during campaign : 3 men wounded at San Juan and 1 wounded during fights around Santiago. The regiment was mustered out at Boston, Nov. 26, 1898.

First Massachusetts Artillery.-Official title. First Regiment, Heavy Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. Headquarters, Boston. Organized as First, Regiment of Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 1878; changed to heavy artillery June 1, 1897. Mustered in for war with Spain May 9, 1898. This regiment as a regiment had no service in previous wars, but is composed of old companies that rendered service in War of 1812 and Civil War. Some of these companies date back over one hundred years. Strength in officers and men for war with Spain, 749. Commanded by Col. Charles Pfaff during war operations. Stationed during war as coast guard along the shores of Massachusetts. One death occurred during the campaign. The regiment was mustered out at Boston on Nov. 14, 1898.



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