A list of Spanish American War Veterans buried at
Sea

The burial at sea of Pvt. Okey Eddy of the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. E. The burial took place
from the Transport MOHAWK, and was photographed by William Karg of the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
In this photo, the body, in a canvas covering which is weighted, slides from the flag-draped bier at the ship's
side while all present stand with heads uncovered

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ADAMS, JOHN T., Coal Passer
 
U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

AITKEN, JAMES P., Boatswain’s Mate, 1st Class
 
U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)( Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

ANDERSEN, HOLM A., Coal Passer
 
U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

ANDERSON, AXEL C., Seaman
 
U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

ANDERSON, CHARLES, Landsman
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

ANDERSON, GUSTAV A., Seaman,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

AUCHENBACH, HARRY, Fireman, 2nd Class
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

AUHNDSEN, ABRAHAM, Cockswain,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

AUGLAND, BERNHARD, Blacksmith
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BARRY, LEWIS L., Coalpasser
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BAUM, HENRY S., Landsman
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BECKER, JAKOB, Chief Machinist,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BELL, JOHN R., Cabin Steward,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BLOMBERG, FRED, Landsman,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BONNER, LEON, Seaman,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BOOKBINDER, JOHN, Apprentice, 2nd Class,

 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BOTTING, VINCENT H., Pvt.,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BOWKER, ERNEST R., Pvt.,
 1st Wyoming Volunteer Infantry, Co. F (June 15, 1873 - October 31, 1898) (Buried enroute to Philippines)**

BREEDE, CLYDE S., Pvt.,

 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. A (buried from the Auxiliary Cruiser HARVARD off Great Inagua Island, August 22, 1898)

BRINKMAN, HEINRICH, Seaman
  U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BROFELDT, ARTHUR, Chief gunners mate,
  U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BROSNAN, GEORGE, Pvt.,
  U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BROWN, LESLIE, Pvt.,
 6th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Co. B (buried from the Hospital Ship RELIEF between Puerto Rico and New York)

BRUNS, ADOLPH C., Quartermaster, 3rd Class,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BUCKLAND, FRED
 13th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Co. E (buried from the Transport CITY OF PARA on July 29, 1898 between Hawaii and the Philippines)

BURNS, EDWARD, Coalpasser,
 
U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BURNS, JAMES ROBERT, Cpl.,
 
U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BUTLER, FREDERICK F.  Machinist, 2nd Class,
 
U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

BUTT, ARCHIBALD, Lt.,
 U.S. Army (September 26? 1865 - April 15, 1912)(Died at sea, went down with the oceanliner TITANIC on April 12, 1915)

CAINE, THOMAS, Blacksmith,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

CAMERON, WALTER, Seaman,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

CAMPBELL, IRVING, Cpl.,
  3rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Co. C (buried from the Hospital Ship RELIEF between Puerto Rico and New York)

CARMER, WILLIAM,
 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. E (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

CARR, HERBERT M., Gunner's Mate, 2nd Class,
 
U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

CAULFIELD, WILLIAM R. D., Landsman,
 
U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

CHINGI, SUKE, Mess Attendant,
 U.S.S. MAINE (Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

CHRISTIANSEN, CARL A., Fireman, 1st Class,
U.S.S. MAINE
(Died February 15, 1898)(Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)

COLLINS, HENRY,
 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. I (Died August 18, 1898)(Buried at sea near Montauk, Long Island from the Transport MOBILE)

COOK, FRANK ATWOOD, Lt. Col.,
 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry (June 26, 1864 - November 7, 1936) (Buried enroute from New York to Honolulu aboard the  U.S. Army Transport Republic)**

DEWITT, ?  Cpl.,
 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. L (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

EDGERTON, GEORGE L., Pvt.,
  2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Co. K (Died, August 6, 1898)(Buried at sea - location not known)

EDDY, OKEY J., Pvt.,
 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Co. E (Died August 22, 1898)(Buried at sea from the transport MOHAWK 2-3 days before arrival at Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, NY)

EGLIT, JOHN, Chief Master-at-Arms, Medal of Honor
 U.S. Navy (October 17, 1874-January 30, 1914)(Lost at  sea off Virginia's Eastern Shore in the sinking of the Old Dominion Steamer MONROE. He was a passenger on the vessel).

ENGELS, FREDERICK L., Pvt.,
 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. F (Buried at sea from the Transport LA GRAND DUCHESSE between Cuba and Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, NY on August 15, 1898)

FITZGIBBONS, J. J.
 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. L (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

FRENCH, PAUL THOMAS, Pvt.,
 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. M (May 10, 1880 - October 24, 1898) (Buried enroute from Puerto Rico aboard the hospital ship BAY STATE)**

GOLHOOLEY, ALBERT
 34th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. B (Died August 23, 1898)

HARTLE, EDWARD T.,
 7th U.S. Infantry, Co. A (Died August 23, 1898) (Buried at sea; memorail cenotaph located at Leitersburg Cemetery, Leitersbutg, Washington Co., MD)

HEYN, WILLIAM, Pvt.,
 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Co. H (Born circa 1869 - July 28, 1898)(Buried at sea from the Transport LAMPASAS)

HODGKINS, GEORGE
 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. H (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

HOLDEN, JONAS HANNIBAL, Cmdr., 
 Formerly of U.S.S. MAINE (April 5, 1873 - August 16, 1915) (Lost with all passengers and crew aboard the Steamship MAROWIJNE in the Gulf of Mexico during the Galveston hurricane)**

JOHNSON, CHARLES, Seaman,
 U.S.S. INDIANA, (Died November 3, 1927)(Cremated, ashes strewn in sea)++++

LONGWOOD, ?, Pvt.,
 9th U.S. Infantry, Co. B (Died  at sea, buried from the Transport ST. LOUIS between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

LOWELL, CLARENCE, Seaman, 
 U.S.S. MAINE (June 22, 1875 - February 15, 1898) (Lost in the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, Havana harbor, Cuba, Body not recovered)**

McCREERY, GEORGE, Maj., Surgeon
 (Died and was buried at sea on August 23, 1898 from the transport CATANIA between Santiago Cuba and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

MOORE, BENJAMIN GRANT, Sgt. Maj.,
 1st Wyoming Volunteer Infantry, Co. H (March 28, 1877 - August 2,1899) (Buried enroute from Manila, Philippines, aboard the U.S Army Transport GRANT, formerly the MOHAWK)**

MURRAY, JAMES, Cpl.
 (Died as the result of an accident aboard U.S.S. YANKEE on May 30, 1898)(Buried at sea -Between New York and Cuba)

NOLAN, THOMAS
 9th U.S. Infantry, Co. B (Died  at sea, buried from the Transport ST. LOUIS between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

ORCETT, LEVY C.
 2nd U.S. Infantry (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

PAGE, WILLIS HANSON, Artificer,
 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. F (August 16, 1875 - August 4, 1898) (Died on the U.S. Army Transport LAMPASAS and buried at sea)**

PARKER, CHARLES F., Cpl.,
 
6th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. A (July 8, 1872 - July 23,1898) (Buried enroute from Cuba to Puerto Rico aboard the U.S.S. YALE)**

PERDROTTE, Sgt.,
 12th U.S. Infantry(?) (Died abd was buried at sea from the transport BREAKWATER)

PITCHER, GEORGE A., Pvt.,
 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. M (Died August 24 or 25, 1898)(Buried from Hospital Ship BAY STATE).

PORTER, RICHARD B.,
 4th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, Co. C (Fell overboard when accidentally shot while being transported from land to the transport at Casilda, Cuba)

QUINN, JAMES FRANCIS, Musician and Pvt.,
  1st Maine Volunteer Infantry, Co. E and Band (Buried at Sea; Memorial stone at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, Cumberland Co., ME)*

RANDALL, FRANCIS (Frank) B., Chief Engineer
 USRC HUGH McCULLOCH (Buried at sea in Manila Bay following Battle of Manila Bay)

REGAN, PATRICK, Pvt.,
  U.S.Marine Corps, U.S.S MARBLEHEAD (Died May 11, 1898)(Buried at sea off the coast of Cienfuegos, Cuba, May 11, 1898)(First Marine to be killed in action during the Spanish-American War; during the Cutting of the Cables at Cienfuegos)

REYNOLDS, DANIEL K.,
 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. D (Buried  at sea)

RUSH, W. A. Cpl.,
 71st New York Volunteer Infantry (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

SACKETT, JOHN WARREN, Maj.,
 1st Florida Volunteer Infantry (December 13, 1860 - July 3, 1918) (“Lost at Sea” on cenotaph marker at Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duvall Co., FL)**

SATTERLEE, CHARLES, 3rd Lt. (later Capt.)
 U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (later U.S. Coast Guard)(September 14, 1875 - September 26, 1918)(lost with the U.S.S./Coast Guard Cutter TAMPA torpedoed by UB 91, sank in the Celtic Sea off the coast of Cornwall, England)

SHAND, GEORGE, Capt.,
 U.S. Navy (1859 - 1899)(buried at sea; not additional details)

SMALL, WALTER, Pvt.,
 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. M (Died August 27, 1898)(Buried from the Hospital Ship BAY STATE).

STODLISSE, GUY
 1st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Co. L (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

SVANE, RASMUS, Seaman
 U.S. Navy (Died February 19. 1936) (buried at sea - location unknown)+++

SUNDQUIST, GUSTAV ADOLF, Ordinary Seaman, Medal of Honor
 U.S.S. NASHVILLE (June 4, 1879 - August 25, 1918)

THORSON, ARTHUR G., Pvt.,
 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Regimental Band (Died aboard Hospital Ship RELIEF on October 4, 1898)(Buried at sea - location not known)

VAN ETTI [ETTL?] ARTHUR
 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. K (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

VETENBURG, JAMES
 13th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Co. L (Died and buried at Sea - date and location unknown)

WEIR, JOHN, Col.,
 Quartermaster Corps (May 14, 1852 - April 15, 1912) (Died on the RMS TITANIC and body not recovered)**

WENDEN, GEORGE C., Sgt.,
 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. C (Buried from the Hospital Ship RELIEF).

WILD, CHARLES L.,
 Signal Corps (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

WILLIAMS, FRANK, Seaman, M.O.H.
 U.S.S. MARBLEHEAD  (October 19, 1871 - October 14, 1900) (Drowned at sea off Puerto Rico, body never recovered)**

WILSON, E. J.
 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Co. A (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)

YOUNG, F. J.,
 7th U.S. Infantry (Died  at sea, buried from the Hospital Ship MISSOURI between Santiago and Montauk, Long Island, New York)


Thanks to the following people for contributing information to the page!

Jade L. Bernis (George Pitcher,Walter Small, and George C. Wenden)
Jeff Berry (Richard B. Porter)
Dana Cobb (James Francis Quinn, George Shand)
John LaBarre (Charles Johnson, Rasmus Svane)
McSherry/LaBarre (Fred Engels [source: Post, p, 292; New York in the Spanish American War, 1898, Vol. 3 ])
Laurie Melson (image of the burial of Okey Eddy)
Robert Pendleton (John Eglit, Patrick Regan, Charles Satterlee)
Doug Rawlinson (Edward T. Hartle)
John Sims (names followed by a double asterisk - ** -)

Patrick McSherry (Clyde S. Breede [Report of C. S. Cotton, USS HARVARD, Clerk of Joint Committee on Printing, The Abridgement of Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress. Vol. 4 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899) 697], Leslie Brown [The Decatur Review, Decatur, Illinois, August 20, 1898, 8], Fred Buckland [Ward, Kyle Roy, In the Shadow of Glory. (St. Cloud: North Star Press, 2000) 40.] Archibald Butt [McKean County Miner, Smethport, PA, April 25, 1912, p 4 ], Irving Campbell [The Decatur Review, Decatur, Illinois, August 20, 1898, 8], William Carmer [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1], Henry Collins [Brooklyn Daily Eagle August 21, 1898, p 6], DeWitt [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1], OkeyJ. Eddy {Hard, Curtis V., Banners in the Air. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1988 73], J. J. Fitzgibbons [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1], Albert Gilhooley [Cripps Diary], George Hodgkins [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1], William Hyen [2nd Wisconsin Roster], ? Longwood ,[Brooklyn Daily Eagle August 15, 1898 p 2], James Murray [Yankee log], George McCreery [Brooklyn Daily Eagle August 28, 1898, p 5], Thomas Nolan [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1], Levy Orcett [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1], Francis Randall [Account of Harry A. Neithercott], Daniel K. Reynolds [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 13, 1898, p 4], W. A. Rush [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1], Guy Stodlisse [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1], Gustav Adolf Sundquist [Home of Heroes website]; Arthur Thorson [3rd Wisconsin Roster], Arthur Van Etti [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1] James Vetenburg [13th Minnesota Roster], Charles Wild [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1], E. J. Wilson [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1], E. J. Young [Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 10, 1898 p 1])

 +++ indicates that the info. came from New York Department's Proceedings of the USWV for the year 1936
++++ indicates that the info. came from the annual report of the New York Department's USWV for the year 1928
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