71st Infantry, New York Volunteers, July 1898

Michael Daly
Private Michael Daly of Company M, whose body has been found in the bushes near Santiago, was thirty-two years old. He was a coachman employed by M. S. Durrell of Cedarhurst, Queens Borough, and he enlisted from Cedarhurst.

Frank Dinham
Private Frank Dinham of Comapny C, reported missing, was a resident of White Plains, living with his family as 51 Grove Street. He was employed as a clerk in Cowan’s grocery store. He was twenty-eight.

Thomas H. Fitzgerald
Private Thomas H. Fitzgerald of Company C, Seventy-first Regiment, who is reported as among the missing at Santiago, was a resident of White Plains. He resided with his mother and sisters, and was about twenty-two years of age. Fitzgerald was a well-known law clerk and stenographer.

William Patterson
William Patterson of Company C, reported as missing, is a son of William Patterson of Tarrytown. He was about twenty-two and single. He was employed in the car accountant’s office of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, and resigned to enlist.

William G. Valentine
William G. Valentine of Company C, reported missing at Santiago, was a son of Justice of the Peace W. G. Valentine of Sing Sing. He was twenty-six years old, and before enlisting was employed by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in its Fiftieth Street yards.

John E. Mercer
John E. Mercer of Company F, Seventy-first Regiment who was injured at Santiago, is twenty-two, and lived with his father, Frederick F. Mercer, at 218 Belleville Avenue, Newark, N.J. He is a grandson of the late Dr. William T. Mercer.

Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown of East Orange, N. J., a private in Company E, who was wounded in Santiago, is a grandson of the Rev. Dr. William B. Brown, with whom he lived. Brown is only twenty-one. He is a member of the Triton Boat Club, and rowed in several races and is also connected with the Orange Athletic Club. He forfeited a postition in the Postal Telegraph Company’s main office, New York City, to enlist with the Seventy-first. His father, William Brown, fought in the civil war, his grandfather in the war of 1812, and his great-grandfather in the Revolution.

Harry W. Gardener
Harry W. Gardener, aged twenty-three years, of Roselle, N.J., is one of the reported missing members of Company M (color company) of the Seventy-first. His father is a veteran of the civil war, and is Assistant Treasurer of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company. Harry was a member of Pastor Greenleaf’s Episcopal Church, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh Street and Madison Avenue, New York, who is also Chaplain of the Seventy-first Regiment.
Harry’s mother, who moved to Roselle, N.J., three days after her son’s departure, said the last letter she received from him was dated Siboney, Cuba, June 25, in which he described his trip on the transport from Key West to Cuba. Mrs. Gardener said that her son was born in St. Louis, and that his birthday was on June 23, and that he celebrated it on board ship. Mrs. Gardener stated that she dreamed a week ago that she saw her son in battle and that a shell had burst and blown his head off.

George A. Rowlandson
George A. Rowlandson of Company H, reported missing, is twenty-two. He lived in Mount Vernon with his parents and three sisters. He was a clerk before joining the Seventy-first.

One Response to 71st Infantry, New York Volunteers, July 1898

  1. LANNY GAGNIER says:

    My Great Grand Father Franklin Alexander Hansbury, He fought in Spanish American War. He is Burried St. Peters Cementary , Plattsburgh, NY. Please give me any imfortaton on his service. It also was possible he, may have had a leg ejury.

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