Members of the First Marine Battalion
Detached for Service or transferred
Contributed by Robert Pendleton
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of the First Marine Battalion (Reinforced)
The following is a list of members of the First
Marine Battalion that, on the 8th of July 1898, were detached
for service or transferred to guard Spanish prisoners of war aboard the
HARVARD. These men were transferred aboard the ship after the "HARVARD
Incident" in which members of the 9th Massachusetts
Volunteer Infantry fired on the prisoners resulting in a dozen deaths.
All Marines detached to guard Spanish prisoners of war or transferred to
the Marine Guard on board the U.S.S. HARVARD
were transferred to Marine Barracks, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Seavey
Island, Kittery, Maine, 16 July 1898.
Detached from Company A of the battalion to guard Spanish
prisoners of war aboard U.S.S. HARVARD:
Kelton, Allen C., Captain
Moses, Franklin J., 1st Lieutenant (transferred to Marine Barracks,
Portsmouth Navy Yard, Kittery, Maine,
then detached and ordered to Marine Corps
Headquarters, Navy Yard, District of Columbia)
Boyd, John N., 1st Sergeant
Cordes, William F.
Sugral, Timothy, F.
Allen, Frank A.
Colbert, John H.
Coffey, William H.
Collins, William C
Campbell, James E.
Cofran, John A.
Conley, John J.
Durgin, Dennis F.
Dee. Joseph J.
Dowdall, Joseph H.
Foster, George N.
Freeman, Benjamin A.
Garney, John A.
Gulmet, Joseph D.
Grooket, Charles F.
Hughes, Edward C.
Transferred from Company A to the Marine Guard, U.S.S.
Hoffman, Werner L.
Holmes, Robert W.
Johnson, Joseph H.
LaSage, John E.
Lowry, James A.
Leitner, Charles A.
McInnerney, James J.
McGregor, Mark W.
Meehan, Thomas B.
Morrissey, William T.
Moore, James Joseph
Murray, Reginald A.
Naughnary, Timothy J.
Nelson, John H.
Payrow, Charles H.
Peyton, Courtland F.
Ream, William V.
Richardson, Oscar S.
Slater, James H.
Stevens, Elmer R.
Thompson, Charle F.
Whitney, Francis A.
Official U.S.M.C. Muster Roll of the battalion , 1 to 31 July, Camp
McCalla, Playa del Este, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Approved by Lt. Colonel
Robert W. Huntington, Commanding Battalion
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