The 1st United States Volunteer Infantry was raised during the Spanish American War, but the unit did not see service outside of the continental United States during the war.
The 1st United States Volunteer Infantry was mustered into service
between May 25 and June 4, 1898 at Galveston, Texas. The unit initially
consisted of 46 officers and 971 enlisted men.
The regiment departed Galveston being ordered to New Orleans,
Louisiana where it arrived on July 23. While the regiment was in New
Orleans, an armistice was reached between the United States and Spain on
August 12 ending the war's fighting. Six days later the regiment
departed New Orleans, returning to Galveston, Texas.
By the time of their muster out on October 28 at Galveston, the unit had decreased in size, still having 46 officers but only 956 enlisted men.
During its period of service, the unit had lost one of its officers
and two enlisted men killed in accidents. Three three enlisted men died
from disease, one enlisted man murdered, and sixteen enlisted men
This is a view of Norman B. Perry of the 1st United States Volunteer Infantry.
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Arnett, Nancy, image of Norman Perry.
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).