The Roster of the 1st South Dakota Volunteer Infantry

By Doane Robinson
Field and Staff ||| Company A ||| Company B
General:

The following is a partial roster of the 1st South Dakota Volunteer Infantry. Remaining data will be added as it is processed.  The number following the listing the individual's age at time of mustering in.
 

The Roster:

Field and Staff:

Officers:

Frost, Alfred S., Col. 42

Stover, Lee, Lt. Col., 33

Howard, Charles A,. Maj., 30

Allison, William F., Maj., 28

Warne, Rodell C., Maj./Surgeon, 34

Bowman, Adelbert E., Capt./1st Assistant Surgeon, 47

Cox, Frederick W., Capt./2nd Assistant Surgeon, 34

Thompson, Harry F., 1st Lt./3rd Assistant Surgeon, 29; Mustered In As Pvt., Co. B; Transferred To Hospital Corps, U.S. Army. Appointed Acting Hospital Steward, U.S. Army. Discharged February 23, 1899. Mustered Back In On March 11, 1899 To Replace Adelbert Bowman Who Resigned

Daley, Charles M, Capt./Chaplain 39

Lien, Jonas H., 1st Lt./Adjutant, 23. Killed In Action At Battle Of Marilao, Philippine Islands, March 27, 1899

Young, Evan E., 1st Lt./Adjutant, 20; Mustered In As 2nd Lt., Co. M; Mustered Out April 12, 1899; Mustered In As 1st Lt./Adjutant, April 13, 1899 To Replace Jonas Lien. Discharged To Accept Commission As Capt. 11th U.S. Cavalry

Beck, Jay W., 1st Lt./Adjutant, 23; Mustered In As Pvt., Co. L; Appointed Lance Cpl.; Appointed Regimental Sgt. Maj., On Death Of Roy Stover; Discharged June. 1899. Mustered Back In As 2nd Lt. On June 22, 1899, Replacing Crabtree; Promoted And Assigned To Co. L; Discharged August 10, 1899. Mustered Back In As 1st Lt./Adjutant, August 11, 1899, Replacing Evan Young

Murray, Henry, 1st Lt./Quartermaster, 45. Resigned From The Position And Assigned To Co. M

Burdick, Fred L., 1st Lt./Quartermaster, 37; Mustered In As 2nd Lt. Co. H; Discharged July 17, 1898. Mustered Back In As 1st Lt. On July 18, 1898, And Assigned To Co. M; Appointed Regimental Quartermaster, January 12, 1899 On The Resignation Of Henry Murray

Sergeants:

Stover, Roy W., Sgt. Maj., 22; Death Due To Disease At Manila, Philippine Islands, October 21, 1898

Grover, Alonzo J., Sgt. Maj., 25; Mustered In As Pvt., Co. B; Appointed Lance Cpl.; Appointed Cpl., Replacing Crandell; Appointed Regimental Sgt. Maj., On Promotion Of Jay Beck

McMahan, Marion D., Quartermaster Sgt., 28

Ledeboer, William T. P., Quartermaster Sgt., 24; Mustered In As Sgt., Co. L; Appointed Regimental Quartermaster, April 15, 1899, Replacing Marion Mcmahan; Discharged At Manila, Philippine Islands

Osborn, Frank R., Quartermaster Sgt., 26. Mustered In As Pvt., Co. M; Appointed Cpl.; Promoted To Sgt.; Appointed Regimental Quartermaster August 12, 1899 Replacing William Ledeboer

Musicians:

Halstead, Frank M., Chief Musician, 33

Schroeder, Frank A., Principal Musician, 34; On Own Request, Was Reduced To Private And Transferred To Co. E

Mulinex, Chase E., Principal Musician, 24

Hubbard, Louis W., Principal Musician, 23; Mustered In As Quartermaster Sgt., Co. E; Appointed Principal Musician, Replacing Frank Schroeder

Allen, Clyde W., Principal Musician, 21; Mustered In As Musician, Co. H; Appointed Principal Musician

Hospital Stewards:

Parker, Herbert J., Hospital Steward, 24

Clancy, Charles F., Hospital Steward, 33

Fletcher, Harry M., Hospital Steward, 25
 

Company A:

Officers:

Arthur L. Fuller, Capt., 20
Oscar F. Smith, 1st Lt., 22; Mustered in as 2nd Lt., Co K
Munson M. Z. Guthrie, 2nd Lt., 19,
Edwin H. Spurling, 1st Lt., 20; Mustered in as Cpl.; appointed Sgt., then 1st Sgt.

Sergeants:

Edward A. Beckwith, Sgt., 18
Charles B. Green, Sgt., 21; Mustered in as Pvt.; Appointed Cpl., then Sgt.
Wellington D. Oldfield, Sgt., 28; Wounded in left hand by accidental gunshot.
Amariah Rathmall, Quartermaster Sgt., 41
Samuel E. Snyder, Sgt., 22; Mustered in as a Pvt.; Appointed Cpl., then Sgt.

Corporals:

Calvin F. Barber, Cpl., 24; Mustered in as Pvt.; appointed Musician, then Cpl.
Ray L. Greer, Cpl., 25; Mustered in as Pvt.; appointed Artificer, then Cpl.
Frank Groseclose, Cpl., 26, April 28, 1898, October 5, 1899. Mustered in as Pvt.; appointed Cpl.
Ernest E. Hanson, Cpl., 33; Mustered in as Pvt.; appointed Cpl.
James H. Pratten, Cpl., 34; Mustered in as Pvt.; Appointed Cpl.
William M. Walters, Cpl., 22; Mustered in as Pvt.; Appointed Cpl.

Musicians:

Arthur J. Bushnell, 21; Mustered in as Pvt.; Appointed Musician.
Melvin A. Perkins, 27; Mustered in as Pvt.; Appointed Musician.

Artificer:

Edward E. Graham, 25; Mustered in as Pvt.; Appointed Artificer.

Wagoner:

John Frisk, 22; Mustered in as Pvt.; Appointed Wagoner.

Privates:

Howard H. Ainsworth, 27
Royle T. Atkins, 21
Peter T. Bayard, 29
Howard B. Boyles, 18
Wesley M. Bradford, 23
William C. Bradford, 25
Jeston E. Calhoun, 21
Harry Christensen, 24
Fred C. Cloeter, 30.
Arthur C. DeHart, 24
Charles H. Doane, 23
Oliver P. Fellers, 27
Lucius F. Ferry, 27
Philip H. Ferry, 22
John N. Garner, 22
Frederick Gifford, 22
John H. Goddard, 19
William H. Green, 28
Alfred E. Heggluad, 20
Wilson Hinkley, 33
Covert N. House, 22
John Jess, 27, April 28
Fred A. Jewell, 22
Harry R. Johnson, 23
Bert L. Jones, 27
Frank E. Kephart, 26
Drew O. Kierbow, 25
John W. Latta, 22
Lawrence Lawler, 23
Terence P. Leonard
Peter L. Lynott, 22
Edward J. McMackin, 24
William H. McNutt, 19
Havilah W. Melone, 25
Ole Miller, 22
Christopher Mallick, 23
Ray E. Munson, 27, April 26
William C. Notmeyer, 22
Ole Oleson, 31
Jesse W. Owens, 23
Daniel F. O'Neil, 21
Edward J. Phares, 26
George Reynick, 22
Leonard T. Scovel, 29
Milton A. Snider, 21
Andrew Stich
Oscar I. Williams, 20

Discharged:

Frank B. Anderson, 20; Discharged at San Francisco, California
George E. Barker, 1st Sgt., 20, Wounded in right hand by gunshot. Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands, to accept commission as 2nd Lt.
Henry W. Bowers, 27; Discharged at San Francisco, California
Charles M. Bray, 22; Discharged at San Francisco, California
Albert T. Cavaness, wagoner, 27; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands
Abraham Cayce, 24; Discharged at San Francisco, California
Horace A. Chase, 20; Discharged at San Francisco, California
Ernest E. Goding, Sgt., 20, Mustered in as Cpl.; Appointed Sgt.; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands
Robert Hall, 26; Discharged at San Francisco California
William C. Hoover, 19; Discharged at San Francisco, California
Albert A. Johnson, 19; Discharged at San Francisco, California
Thomas S. Kingston, 23; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands
Charles Kiser, Sgt., 34, Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands
Samuel G. Larson, 1st Lt., 22, Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands. Mustered in as 2nd Lt., Co. C; Appointed 1st Lt., Co. A
Charles P. Peterson, 37; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands
Alfred Pines, 39; Discharged at San Francisco, California
Robert J. Webster, Cpl., 24, Mustered in as Pvt.; Appointed Cpl. Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands
John W. Wilson, Cpl., 31; Discharged at San Francisco, California
 

Transfers:

Jay W. Miller, 32; Transferred to Co. B
George S. B. Cooke, Transferred to Co. G
Leonard A. Ruby, 26; Transferred to Co. H
Wilford Martin, 27, Transferred to Co. M

Deaths:

Edwin A. Harting, 1st Lt., 25, Drowned February 14, 1899, in the Pasig River near the town of Pasig, Philippine Islands
Jim Goddard, musician, 18, Died June 15, 1898 at Sioux Falls. South Dakota of disease
 

Company B:

Officers:

Sessions, Alonzo B., Capt., 22
Fox, John C., 1st Lt., 26
Dalthorp, Victor M. 2nd Lt., 22; Mustered in as Sgt. in Co. D; Appointed 2nd Lt., Co. B, September 18, 1899

Sergeants:

Schlosser, Arthur R., 1st Sgt., 19; Mustered in as Sgt.; Appointed 1st Sgt.
Fox, Donald H., Quartermaster Sgt., 22
Butler, Charles L., Sgt., 19; Wounded at Five Mile Trench, April 24, 1899.
Hill, William, Sgt., 24
Schlosser, Henry C., Sgt., 22
Aslesen, Erik J., Sgt., 26; Mustered in as Cpl.

Corporals:

Anderson, August, Cpl., 23; Mustered in as Pvt.
Ward, Charles B.,  Cpl., 26; Mustered in as Pvt.
Rodenburg, Julius N., Cpl.; Mustered in as Pvt.
Augustine, Frank, Cpl., 25; Mustered in as Pvt.
Powers, Newton W., Cpl., 22; Mustered in as Pvt.
Stone, Grant H., Cpl., 22; Mustered in as Pvt.

Musicians:

White, George I.,  23; Mustered in as Pvt.
Crandall, Milton S., 19; Mustered in as Pvt.

Artificer:

Roman, Carl F., 35

Wagoner:

Thielsen, Claus, 27; Mustered in as Pvt.

Privates:

John W. Anker, 24
Albert C. Bunce, 19
Emanuel N. Cole, 22
Charles A. Chester
William E. Dickinson
Roy Ellis, 22
Louis A. Flaskey, 21
George W. Flick, 40
Adam F. Glaser, 21
Fred Hengel, 27
Wallace Hill, 23
Thomas J. Haffey, 21
Henry A. Homan, 20
Levi W. James, 25
John Johnson, 26
James A. Jones, 23
David Lahiff, Jr.
John O. McLeran, 23
Harry Pawley, 20
Eugene L. Parker, 23
Charles A. Ruh, 29
Homer B. Smith, 21
Timothy Spencer, 25
Howard W. Simpson, 22
Joseph J. Whalen, 25
Forest D. Wells, 20
Malcolm M. Waite, 23
Ernest Wehling, 19
Fred J. Watson, 22
William R. Yeoman, 29
George J. Ziegelmaier, 31

Discharged For Disability:

Swenson, Arthur W., Sgt., 25; Mustered in as Cpl.; Appointed Sgt. Wounded in action, April 25, 1899; Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Anderson, Albert J., Pvt., 20; Discharged at Camp Merritt, San Francisco, California, on surgeon's certificate of disability.
Bellman, Herman M., Pvt.; Wounded in action, February 27, 1899. Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Tobin, Fred, Pvt., 25; Discharged at Camp Stotsenberg, Manila, Philippine Islands, on surgeon's certificate of disability,
incurred in line of duty.

Discharged Per Order:

Hawkins, Edwin E., 2nd Lt., 24;Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Doolittle, Walter S., Sgt., 22; Discharged at Malolos, Philippine Islands, to accept commission as 2nd Lt. 1st South Dakota Infantry, U. S. V.
Anthony, Carl W., Cpl., 22; Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Stewart, Nathaniel W., Cpl., 26; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Buck, Hammond H.,  Cpl., 22; Mustered in as Pvt. Appointed Musician, then Lance Cpl., then Cpl. Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Fuller, Harry V., Musician, 19; Discharged by favor, Camp Merritt, San Francisco, California.
Roman, Angus P., Wagoner, 29; Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Blackburn, Irwin W., Pvt., 25; Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Barlow, Jesse E., Pvt., 22; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Bahnsen, Martin, Pvt., 29; Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Foster, John A., Pvt., 32; Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Frederickson, Nels, Pvt., 22; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Gibb, James, Pvt.; Wounded in action April 25, 1899. Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Goebel, Frank H., Pvt., 20; Wounded in action, April 25, 1899. Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Garrigan, Andy, Pvt., 28; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Hawkins, Robert W.  Pvt., 26; Wounded in action, April 25, 1899. Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Hauert, Alfred, Pvt.: Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Miller, Jay W., Pvt., Transferred from Company A. Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Montague, Vernon I., Pvt., 34; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
McGregor, Robert B., Pvt.; Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Nichols, Arthur O., Pvt., 22; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Olsen, Swan, Pvt., 29; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Reynolds, Lawrence, Pvt., 26; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Schuman, Ralf, Pvt., 29; Discharged at Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Stringham, Albert, Pvt., 21; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Smith, Charles Pvt., 22; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Wilson, Harry B., Pvt., 22; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.
Welsh, Peter, Pvt., 24; Discharged at Manila, Philippine Islands.

Transferred:

Grover, Alonzo J. Cpl., 25; Mustered in as Pvt.; Appointed Lance Cpl., then Cpl.; Appointed regimental Sgt. Maj. and transferred to non-commissioned staff on June 22, 1899.
Sessions, Jay B., Musician, 19; Transferred to Company D, 1st South Dakota Volunteer on July 11, 1898.
Bickley, William Pvt., 25; Transferred to Company H, 1st South Dakota Volunteer Infantry on June 11, 1898.
Jeffreys, William M.  Pvt., 27; Transferred to Hospital Corps, U. S. Army on June 24, 1898.
Lind, Oscar E. P., Pvt., 22;. Transferred to Hospital Corps, U. S. Army on June 24, 1898.
Thompson, Harry F., Pvt., 29; Transferred to Hospital Corps, U. S. Army on June 24, 1898.

Killed In Action:

Breed, Harvey M., Cpl., 19; Mustered in as Pvt.; Appointed Cpl.; Killed in action at Calumpit, Philippine Islands on April 26, 1899

Died Of Disease:

Carlson, Arnt, Pvt., 23; Died aboard U. S. Army Transport SHERIDAN on August 25, 1899.
Denison, Frank S., Pvt., 22; Died in Division Hospital, San Francisco, California on October 17, 1898.
Eschels, Charles, Pvt., 19; Died in 1st Regiment hospital, Manila, Philippine Islands on April 13, 1899.

Deserted:

Lahiff, David, Jr., Absent without leave at Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands from August 10 to 20, 1898; Dropped for desertion, August 20, 1898; Reported at Soldiers' Home, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, August 13, 1898; Rejoined company for duty December 1, 1898; Restored to duty without trial.
 
 
 



Bibliography:

Robinson, Doane, History of South  Dakota. (Chicago: B. F. Bowen, 1904), Vol. 1,  426-454.


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