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.
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
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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