A Partial Roster of the 5th U.S. Volunteer Infantry

Contributed by Robert Murphree
General:

Below is a partial roster for the 5th U.S. Volunteer Infantry. If you have rosters of additional companies you would like to contribute, please do so by visiting our information contribution page.

Company H. The unit was mustered in on June 24, 1898, at Columbus, Mississippi. On August 6,1898, the unit proceeded to Savannah, Georgia, for the purpose of embarking to Cuba. The Company left Savannah on August 10, arriving in Cuba 4 days later. The fighting had ended by an armistice on August 13, while the unit was enroute.

The unit left Santiago de Cuba for Guantianamo as mounted Infantry on March 20, 1899, arriving three days later. The company served in Cuba until May 3, 1899, arriving in New York on May 8. Company H was mustered out at Camp Meade, Pennsylvania on May 31, 1899.

The Roster:

Company H:

CAPTAIN: JAMES C HIXSON

1ST LIEUT.: CLAUDE A. ALLEN

2d LIEUT.: GEORGE CULVER

SERGEANTS:

FIRST, SAMUEL M. PEACE,
Q.M., LAFAYETTE S. HARPER
ELLIS P. BROWN
DANIEL M. LOWE
JOEL O. HARRY
MARCUS R. MELTON

CORPORALS:

HENRY DEGARIS
ALBERT D. CALE
ROBERT PAYNE
GEORGE S. DUNCAN
HUIE WHETSTONE
FRED PENDER
JOHN C. ANNIS
RED A. MITCHELL

COOK:

LOUIS E. PORTER

MUSICIANS:

PHILIP LEGLISE
LOUIS LAFITTE

ARTIFICER:

DENNIS J. SMITH

WAGONER:

WILLIAM STRAIGHT

PRIVATES:

BAUER, NICHOLAS
BROWN, THOMAS
CONWAY, ANDREW
DENTON, JOHN
DRENNAN, THOMAS
ELLIOTT, SAMUEL
EWALD, ROBERT
GRIFFIN, IRA L.
GADDY, CHARLES M.
GREENE, JOHN S.
HARVELL, BENJAMIN
HOUSE, WILLIAM H.
JONES, JAMES
JONES, JOSEPH
KILPATRICK, HUGH
LEVERETTE, WILLIAM L.
LLOYD, DAVID A.
LOGAN, TILDEN A.
MACKINAW, JOHN
MCKENNA, CHARLES
MARTIN,JACOB H.
MURPHY, GUY
MORSE, FRANK
MARSHALL, JOHN B.
NOLAN, PAUL
PRINCE, JAMES L.
POWERS, EARL M.
PURSLEY, WILLIAM B.
RICHARDSON, EARL T.
SMITH, MARTIN C.
SWEENEY, WILLIAM
SYKES, BALDWIN O.
SCOTT, JAMES D.
THORNTON, WILLIAM P.
UNDERWOOD, JAMES
VANAUKEN, GEORGE J.
WHITE, GEORGE W.
WILLIAMS, WILLIAM
WILSON, JAMES M.
WEIR, HERBERT J.
ZEIGLER, BURKE M.

HONORABLY DISCHARGED:

SERGT. JOHN J. NAASON
CORP. JOSEPH H. HUIE
CORP. CLAUDE RICHARDS
CORP. PATRICH H. CUSHING
MUS. ALMARINE R. LACEY
WILLIAM BARNES
DEWITT BLACKBURN
JACOB Y. HOLZER
JOSEPH H. TERRELL
JOHN H. WEBB
JOHN HOWELLS
WILLIAM K. WHEELER (?)

DIED:

JOHN COTTLE, AT SAVANNAH GA AUG. 14, 1898

DISCHARGED WITHOUT HONOR:

GEORGE FOLEY
CORP. ENOCH J. MCNEAL
DOCK F. SIMPSON

DESERTED:

WILLIAM V. HAMRICK



Bibliography:

Memorial Roster of the 5th U.S. Volunteer Infantry, Co. H (Private Collection).
 


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