Catawba County in the
Spanish-American War

 


When war was declared against the Kingdom of Spain, and the President called for Volunteers, Catawba County immediately responded; and Colonel Armfield says that she furnished more soldiers than any County in the State save one.
Below is a complete list of the names:


Catawba County enlistees in the Spanish-American War

COMPANY A, 1st REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS

Campbell, James H., enlisted April 27, '98.
Campbell, William O., enlisted April 27, '98; he was discharged July 1, '98.
Cilley, Gordon H., Corporal; enlisted April 27, '98; he was discharged June 31, '99.
Deal, Milton F., enlisted April 27, '98; he was a Musician.
Garvin, Frederick T., enlisted April 27, '98; he was disch,arged November 4, '98.
Kale, Avery E., enlisted August 14, '98; he was discharged April 8, '99.
Keever, Herbert O., enlisted April 27, '98.
McCorkle, Charles M., enlisted April 27, '98; he was disc. December 31, '98; Corporal.
Sherrill, Charles M., enlisted April 27, '98; he was discharged April 31, '98.
Williams, William H., enlisted April 27, '98.
Yoder, Ainslie T., enlisted April 27, '98.
Yount, Albert O., enlisted April 27, '98.
Yount, Lee C, enlisted June 15, '98.
Yount, Thomas E., enlisted April 27, '98.
Yount, William II., enlisted April 27, '98.
(All those who were discharged were discharged with honor, in Company A.)

COMPANY E, 1st REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS

Benfield, Robert E., enlisted April 27, '98.
Erwin, Erwin O., enlisted April 27, '98.
Gaines, Fleming W., enlisted April 27, '98.
Gains, Fleming W., enlisted April 27, '98.
James, Frank A., enlisted April 27, '98.
James, Frank A., enlisted April 27, '98.
Lafon, Lawrence A., enlisted April 27, '98.
Lafon, Pinkney E., enlisted April 27, '98.
Payne, C. W., Corporal; enlisted April 27, '98.
Rufty, Robert D., Sergeant; enlisted April 27, '98.
Seaboch, Luther E., enlisted April 27, '98.
Sigmon, John W., enlisted April 27, '98.

COMPANY K, 1st REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS

Pierce, Edward T., enlisted June 15, '98.

COMPANY M, 1st REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS,

Armfield, J. W., enlisted April 27, '98.
Hoke, Charles W., enlisted April 27, '98.

COMPANY C, 2nd REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS

Hawn, Perry W., enlisted May 15, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.
Hill, John W., enlisted May 15, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.
Isenhour, David B., enlisted May 15, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.
Jones, Joseph, 0., enlisted May 15, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.
Lael, Daniel II., enlisted July 1, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.
Miller, Thomas C, enlisted May 15, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.
Mull. George P., enlisted June 9, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.
Pendleton, Horace, enlisted ; he was mustered out .
Tolbert, Charles E., enlisted June 2, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.
Williams, Ambrose M., enlisted March 15. '98.
Williams, Ivey, enlisted ; he died at St. Augustine, Fla., in August, '98.

COMPANY G, 2nd REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS,

Hallowell, Herl, enlisted May 11, '98; he was mustered out November 10, 98.

COMPANY H, 2nd REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS

Mull, Frank R., enlisted May 24, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.
Mull, Sidney W., enlisted May 24, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.
Norton, Henry A., enlisted June 29, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.

COMPANY M, 2nd REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS

Huffman, Joseph H,. enlisted May 20, '98; he was mustered out November 10, '98.

3rd REGIMENT (COLORED.)

The Negroes were equally responsive to the call for Volunteers, as is shown by the organization of the 3rd Regiment. But few, however, are to be found from Catawba County. The list is as follows:

COMPANY C, 3
rd REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS.

Holloway, James D., enlisted April 27, '98; he was mustered out February 8, '99.

COMPANY F, 3rd REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS

Bell, Augustus, enlisted June 23, '98; he was a Musician; he was mustered out February 8, '99.

COMPANY G, 33rd REGIMENT N. C. VOLUNTEERS

Evans, Robert, enlisted June 23, '98; he was mustered out February 8, '99.
Harshaw, Alexander, enlisted June 23, '98; he was mustered out February 8, '99.
James, Martin, enlisted June 23, '98; he died September 10, '98.
Lutz, Robert, enlisted June 23, '98; he was mustered out February 8, '99.
Pickenpack, Thomas, enlisted June 23, '98; he was mustered out February 8, '99.
Shores, Clarence, enlisted June 23, '98; he was mustered out February 8, '99.

[REF: The Catawba Soldier in the Civil War, Prof. Geo. W. Hahn, 1911, pg. 378-80]


Catawba County burials of Spanish-American War veterans
[verbatim transcriptions from markers]

Oakwood Cemetery, Hickory, NC

Coleman O. Moser 8 Jan 1878- 20 Dec 1903. Span-Amer & Philp. Soldier enlisted Co A. 1st NC Reg 1898. Discharged as Corporal, 1899 Re-enlisted Co. L US Army 1901. Died on Malahi island of ptomain poisoning, 1903

Ralph F. Rogers 2 June 1878-14 Nov 1961. Iowa Pvt Co M 50 Regt Iowa Inf. Span-Amer War

Harry W. Hayes 5 May 1876-20 Oct 1918. USA-Cuba- Phillippine Islands- Puerto Rico. United Army Batt. Spanish-Amer War Veteran 1898-1902

Horace L. Pendleton 12 Feb 1874-18 Nov 1958. NC Pvt Co C 2 Regt NC Inf Spanish-American War

Henry Allen Wise 19 May 1872-14 Jun 1967. NC Mus Co D 2 Regt NC Inf Spanish-American War

Ambrose M. Williams 9 Nov 1863-25 March 1956. NC Cpl 38 Regt US Vol Inf Spanish-Amer. War

Eastview Cemetery, Newton, NC

John Gordon Wilfong 17 Oct 1879-8 May 1957. Cpl Co A Regt NC Inf Spanish-American War

Cpl. Fleming W. Gaines - No Dates. Co E. 1st NC Inf. Spanish-American War

Frederick E. Garvin 14 Sept 1872-8 Oct 1956. Mus 1 Regt NC Inf Band Spanish-American War

Catawba United Methodist Church Cemetery

Robert D. Rufty 8 Nov 1872-1 Oct 1951. Sgt 1 NC Inf Spanish-American War

Williams & Chapman Cemetery, W. Catawba Co.

Adolphus J. Wacaster May 8, 1878-Jan 23, 1965. NC Pvt Hospital Corps Spanish-American War

Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church Cemetery

John Avery Story 31 Aug 1873- 13 April 1961. North Carolina PVT Co A 2 Regt NC Inf Spanish-American War

May's Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery

Robert Lee McClure 9 July 1881- 7 March 1958. Spanish-American War Veteran 1898

St. Stephens Lutheran Church Cemetery

Hillard C. Baumgarner 7 Sept 1874-11 Sept 1898. Died at Jacksonville, Fla while serving in the American-Spanish War - Age 24y 4d

Fairview (Houck's Chapel)Cemetery, W. Hickory, NC

William D. Mitchell 18 July 1875-24 Feb 1970. Spanish-American War

Pinkney E. Lafone 23 April 1878-20 April 1949. Pvt 1 NC Inf Spanish- American War

Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Mountainview, NC

Perry P. Hawn 16 July 1870-26 Jan 1933, 62y 6m 10d. Co C 2 NC Inf Spanish-American War

Old St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Newton, NC

Raleigh E. Bollinger 21 Nov 1875-13 Feb 1957. PVT Co B 1 Reg Ga. Inf. Spanish-American War

Catawba Memorial Park Cemetery, Hickory, NC

Joseph H. Huffman 19 May 1879-27 Feb 1958. Waggoner Co M 2 Regt N.C. Infantry Spanish-American War

Henry R. Triplett 30 Jan 1879-26 May 1966. Pvt Co K 38 Regt Inf. Spanish- American War



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