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A Brief History of the

First Nevada Volunteer Infantry Battalion

By Patrick McSherry

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The First Nevada Volunteer Infantry served its term of service within the continental United States. It did not see service overseas.

Unit History:

Th qst Nevada Volunteer Infantry Battalion was mustered into service between July 19 and 22, 1898 at Carson City. Nevada. This was quite late in the war, since fighting had already ended around Santiago, Cuba and the naval battles of Manila Bay and Santiago had already been fought. The formal armistice ending the fighting would be reached less than a month later, on August 13.

The battalion only consisted of four companies, which is why it was classed as a battalion rather than a regiment, which usually had twelve companies during the war. At the time of mustering in, the battalion consisted of twelve officers and four hundred enlisted men.

On September 19, the regiment received a 30 day furlough and was mustered out of service on October 29, 1898 at Carson City. At the time of mustering out, the regiment had been reduced in size to have thirteen officers and 277 enlisted men. During its term of service, one enlisted man was discharged on disability and one deserted. One hundred twenty-six enlisted men were discharged early.

The regiment had served its period or service within the continental U.S.


Correspondence relating to the War with Spain And Conditions Growing Out of the Same Including the Insurrection in the Philippine Island and the China Relief Expedition. Vol. 1 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902) 604.

Statistical Exhibit of Strength of Volunteer Forces Called into Service During the War with Spain; with Losses from All Causes. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899).

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