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.
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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.