U.S. Navy Deaths in the Spanish American War 1898



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General:

This is a list of the eighteen U.S. Naval and Marine personnel who were killed in battle or died as a result of wounds received in battle. The Navy indicates that a total of twenty-nine Navy and Marine personnel were killed during the war. Presumably, the remaining eleven were killed in non-battle related incidents.

The List:

List of Navy personnel who were killed or mortally wounded in battle:

Bagley, Worth, Ensign -  USS WINSLOW, May 11, 1898 at Cardenas, Cuba

Blakely, Frank I., Apprentice, 1st Class -  USS TEXAS, on June 22, 1898, at Santiago, Cuba

Boardman, William H., Naval Cadet - USS AMPHITRITE, on August 7, 1898, at San Juan Puerto Rico

Dneefe, John, Fireman, 1st Class - USS WINSLOW, May 11, 1898 at Cardenas, Cuba

Dumply, William, Pvt., - U. S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Battalion, June, 1898 at Guantanamo, Cuba [Editor's note: the correct spelling of the name is Dumphy]

Ellis, George Henry, Chief Yeoman - USS BROOKLYN, on July 3, 1898 at Santiago, Cuba

Gibbs, John Blair, Assistant Surgeon - U. S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Battalion, June, 1898 at Guantanamo, Cuba

Goode, Henry, Sgt. Mjr., - U. S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Battalion, June, 1898 at Guantanamo, Cuba [Editor's note: the correct spelling of the name is Good]

Koulouris, Emmanouel, Coal Passer -  USS BANCROFT, on August 2, 1898

McColgan, James - U. S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Battalion, June, 1898 at Guantanamo, Cuba

Meek, George Burton, Fireman, 1st Class - USS WINSLOW, May 11, 1898 at Cardenas, Cuba

Reagan, Patrick, Pvt. - U.S. Marine Corps,  USS MARBLEHEAD, May 11, 1898 at Cienfuegos, Cuba

Smith, C. H., Sgt. - U. S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Battalion, June, 1898 at Guantanamo, Cuba [Editor's note: the full name is Charles Hampton Smith]

Suntzenich, Ernest, Apprentice, 1st Class - USS MARBLEHEAD, May 11, 1898 at Cienfuegos, Cuba

Taurman, Goode, Pvt. - U. S. Marine Corps, 1st Marine Battalion, June, 1898 at Guantanamo, Cuba

Tunnell, Elijah Banning, Cabin Cook - USS WINSLOW, May 11, 1898 at Cardenas, Cuba

Varvares, John. Oiler - USS WINSLOW, May 11, 1898 at Cardenas, Cuba

Widemark, Frank, Seaman - USS NEW YORK, May 12, 1898 at San Juan, Puerto Rico



Bibliography:

Clerk of Joint Comittee 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) 705-706.

Pendeton, Robert - Noted corrections in surname spellings to those noted in the original document as Dumply, Goode and Smith (Sources used: the battalion's Muster Rolls; Marine Barracks, Brooklyn Navy Yard, April 1898, Camp Sampson, Key West, Florida; Camp McCalla, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Camp Heywood, Seavy Island, Kittery, Maine; U.S. Hospital Ship Solace, and various other U.S. Navy ships. Regarding Charles Hampton Smith, his full name was found using the Carroll County(Maryland) Genealogical Society's, "Carroll County Cemeteries", Volume Two: East-Central, Deer Park Methodist Church Cemetery, p. 57.)


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