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Re: Krag Story For A Slow Sunday Afternoon

Posted by John on Sunday, 5 August 2018, at 10:51 p.m., in response to Krag Story For A Slow Sunday Afternoon, posted by Rick HILL on Sunday, 5 August 2018, at 4:20 p.m.

Krag 4809 and a number of others more or less nearby are noted in the SRS database with a date of December 4, 1899 as "Company C, 8th Infantry ("1894")"

There is a bit of information on the activities of the 8th, 7 companies of which were present in Cuba, at the excellent SpanAmWar [dot] com spanamwar.com/8thus.html

In late September 1898 the companies which had served in Cuba or Puerto Rico were sent back to Huntsville, AL to join the 3 non-deployed companies.

NOTE- The SRS entry refers to the 8th U.S Infantry (Regular Army unit) not to be confused with the 8th U.S. Volunteer Infantry (Colored Troops "Immune Regiments") or the 8th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, or the 8th New York Volunteer Infantry, or the 8th California Volunteer Infantry, and definitely not the 8th Army Corps which was composed numerous different regiments.

I see no evidence that the 8th U.S. Infantry Regiment served in the Philippines.

Still, having been in on the attack in Cuba, the adjacent portion being the well known attack on San Juan Hill is pretty interesting.

I did not find where the 8th U.S. Infantry was during 1899-1900, so more research is needed.


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