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Re Philippine Scouts

Posted by David E Dale on Friday, 16 April 2021, at 1:43 p.m., in response to Philippine Scouts, posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Wednesday, 15 January 2020, at 10:32 p.m.

Since last posting a long time has passed and I have been researching the quotCadetquot I have that has a quot40quot and then a gap followed by a quot5quot. The records of rifles issued to states is in the National Acchives at Record Group 156, Entry 118 Microfilm M1281 AKA 156.3.1 Records 1808-1939 Relating to Ordnance Property. Just cant get there in person as required. However, John Scott Reed wrote quotThe US Volunteers in the Southern Phillipinesquot documenting the existence of the 40th USV. From Major James R. Craigs Thesis you see that there were 35k federal volunteers, that arrived on the same ships that took the state militias home. There were twenty-five regiments of Infantry numbered 26 through 49. They arrived the PI in three groups with the 38th -47th arriving either August 25, 1899 or November 18, 1899. History says the last Kansas Units departed the PI September 6, 1899. Lt. Matthew A. Barton organized the first Macabebe Scouts September 10, 1899. Go to and view quotText for Phillipine Scouts Flierquot. Particulat attention to the bottom photo on page 8. I say that is a quotCadetquot.


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