3rd Nebraska Infantry, Co D.

Contributed by John H. Larsen (grandson of Christian Clausen, 1st Nebraska, Co. D) 
Christian Clausen is the man standing at far left.

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The 3rd Nebraska served in Cuba as part of Major General William Shafter's Fifth Corps. The unit was raised in the second call for volunteers, probably taking the field in very late May or late June, 1898.

They were not involved in any of the major battles but would have faced the dangers of illness and disease, serving in Cuba into 1899.

The colonel of the regiment was none other than William Jennings Bryan, who had run against William McKinley for the presidency.


(As a service to our readers, clicking on title in red will take you to that book on Amazon.com)

Cosmas, Graham A., An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War. (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993). 128.

Novak, Gregg, Remember the Maine and to Hell with Spain. (Champagne: Ulster Imports, 1990) 37.

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