Military


Regular Army Artillery Regiments - Spanish American War

As the title or name by which organizations are commonly known does not always correspond with the official title, it has been deemed advisable to give the latter a separate place. Usually the Date of Organization given is that on which an organization was first brought together. Regiments have frequently been disbanded and reorganized, but the traditions of the corps always remain ; hence it seems best to give original dates. Considerable discrepancy has been found between State and Federal figures; but as a rule those given under proper State authority of very recent date have been accepted. This refers, of course, to volunteer organizations. Under the heading Stations during War endeavor waas been made to show the various temporary stopping places of organizations in the United States and elsewhere. Sometimes only a part of an organization was stationed at the place indicated. It was found impossible to complete the showing in greater detail than appears. The word "casualties" has been somewhat misunderstood by State officials. It was intended, except where the records of engagements are given, that only deaths should be shown. For regiments actually under fire only killed and wounded are shown, as a rule.

First Artillery Official title. First Regiment of Artillery. Organized 1802. Served in War of 1812. Florida and Mexican Wars, and Civil War. Quartered at outbreak of war: Battery E, District of Columbia ; Battery K, Texas. Placed under orders for war with Spain, April 15, 1898. Strength in officers and men for war with Spain : Battery E, 3 officers, 79 men; Battery K, 2 officers, 78 men. Commanded by : Battery E, Capt. A. Capron ; Battery K, Capt. C. L. Best, during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Chickamauga, Ga.; (2) Cuba. Batteries E and K took part in operations before Santiago. Casualties (Battery K), 1 man wounded.

Second Artillery Official title, Second Regiment of Artillery. Organized March 21, 1821. Served in Florida and Mexican Wars, Civil War, and riots. Quarters at outbreak of war: Battery A, Illinois; Battery F, Rhode Island. Placed under orders for war with Spain, April 15, 1898. Strength in officers and men for war with Spain : Battery A, 3 officers and 79 men ; Battery F, 2 officers and 77 men. Commanded by: Battery A, Capt. G. S. Grimes; Battery F, Capt. C. D. Parkhurst, during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Chickamauga, Ga.; (2) Cuba. Battery A participated in engagements at San Juan and around Santiago ; Battery F took part in the fight at San Juan. Casualties during campaign: Battery A, 2 men killed, 8 men wounded; Batterv F, 1 "officer and 2 men wounded.

Third Artillery Official title, Third Regiment of Artillery. Organized 1775. Served in all previous wars, also in Indian expeditions. Quarters at outbreak of war: Battery C and F, California. Placed under orders for war with Spain, April 15, 1898. Commanded by: Battery C, Capt. J. M. Califf; Battery F, Capt. R. D. Potts, during war operations. Stationed during war: (1) Chickamauga, Ga.; (2) Puerto Rico; (3) Philippines. Sent from United States for service in (1) Puerto Rico; (2) Philippines. Participated in engagements: Battery F, near Coarao and near Arbonito, Puerto Rico; Battery C, at Hormigueros and at the Kio Prieto, Puerto Rico; Batteries H and K fought in the trenches before Manila. Batteries G, H, K, and L were sent from United States for service in Manila. Casualties during campaign: 2 officers and 21 men were killed, and 3 officers and 76 men were wounded in these four batteries during engagements between Feb. 4, 1899, and April 4. 1899.

Fourth Artillery Official title. Fourth Regiment of Artillery. Organized 1821. Served in Florida and Mexican Wars. Civil War, and Indian expeditions. Placed under orders for war with Spain, April 15, 1898. Stationed during war: (1) Chickamauga, Ga.; (2) Cuba; (3) Puerto Rico. Batterv B was in skirmishes near Coamo, Puerto Rico; Battery F is en route to Manila; Batteries G and H took part in operations before Santiago.

Fifth Artillery Official title. Fifth Regiment of Artillery. Organized May 4, 1861. Served in Civil War. Placed under orders for war with Spain, April 15, 1898. Stationed during war: (1) Chickamauga, Ga.; (2) Puerto Rico. Sent from United States for service at Puerto Rico. Battery D participated in engagements at Hormigueros; a detachment from Batterv A took part in a fight at the crossing of the Rio Prieto. Battery F landed in Cuba, but was not engaged.

Sixth Artillery Official title, Sixth Regiment of Artillery. Organized 1898. Two batteries sent from United States for service in the Philippines. Casualties up to April 4, 1899: 4 men wounded.

Seventh Artillery Official title, Seventh Regiment of Artillery. Organized 1898. Two batteries sent from United States for service in Puerto Rico.



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