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SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898-1899

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Clockwise from top left. Troops mustering out from the port of Tampa, the U.S.S. Massachusetts in Havana Harbor, Col. Teddy Roosevelt outside of Havana, the ruins of Morro Castle in Cuba.

LOCAL VETERANS OF THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR 1898-1899

Compiled by Mary Lou Stiverson

from

The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-99

After the explosion of the Maine in Havana Harbor, the United States decided to go to war with Spain. Americans had been killed in the explosion. The President called for troops and Ohio sent nearly 20,000 young men to the cause. This list represents all that could be found of men local to the Mt. Sterling, OH area who served so honorably.

Deaton, Costine-From Mt. Sterling. Age 21 at enlistment. Was Pvt. 9th Btn. OVI Co. B. He was born 12/7/1883 and died in Los Angeles, CA 2/12/1952.

Fox, Anson R.-From Waterloo/Pancoastburg. Age 18 at enlistment. Was Pvt. with Hospital Corps, USA.

Grubb, William G-From Big Plain. Age24 at enlistment. Was Pvt 3rd Rgt. OVI Co E.

Holloway, Newton J.-From Big Plain. Age 26 at enlistment. Was Pvt. 3rd Rgt. OVI Co E.

Jones, Walter E.-From Mt. Sterling. Age 20 at enlistment. Was Pvt. with Hospital Corps, USA.

Londergon, Cornelius F.-From Range Twp. Age 25 at enlistment. Was Pvt. 3rd Rgt. OVI Co E.

Shockley, Edward-From Harrisburg. Age 28 at enlistment. Was Pvt 1st Btn. OVI Light Artillery.

02/27/05

Genealogical Data collected and assimilated in part by Mary Lou Stiverson.