History of Western Ohio & Auglaize County
Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of
Pioneer and Prominent Public Men
by C. W. Williamson
Press of W. M. Linn & Sons
Thirty-Seventh Regt. O. V. V. I., -
Soldiers in the War of the Phillipines
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pp. 580 - 582
(From a History of the Ohio National Guard, by the
Cleveland Plain Dealer Publishing Co.)
When the war with
Spain was declared, Co. L, of the Ohio National Guard,
enlisted at Wapakoneta, Ohio, was ordered to rendezvous
at Kenton, where they were enrolled for a volunteer
service, April 25, 1898. Four days later they were
ordered to the general rendezvous for Ohio troops at
Camp Bushnell, Columbus. The company went into
camp at this place April 29, and was mustered into the
volunteer service as Company L, of the Second Regiment
O. V. U S. I., May 10, 1898. On May 10, 1898, the
regiment was ordered to Camp George H. Thomas,
Chickamauga Park, Ga., where they were brigaded with the
1st Pennsylvania and the 14th Minnesota as the 3d
Brigade, and Division. Col. Charles A. Van
Duzee, of the 14th Minnesota, was placed in
temporary command of the brigade, and was later
succeeded by Col. Kuert of the 2nd Ohio, who
retained the command until succeeded by Brigadier
Gen. Rosser, the regular appointee, to the command
of the brigade. The division was under the command
of Brig. Gen. Arnold who was soon relieved and
sent to Cuba, the command reverting to Colonel Van
Duzee until Brig. Gen. Poland assumed
command. The 2nd Ohio participated in the grand
parade of sixty thousand troops at Chickamauga Park,
Ga., and each of the three battalions received from four
to five days instruction in target practice during the
period of their stay at this general rendezvous for
United States troops. On Aug. 28, the regiment
received orders to move to Knoxville, Tenn.
Pursuant to instructions the 2nd Ohio marched to
Rossville, Ga., from which point they were transported
by rail to their destination. General Poland
died in Nashville, Tenn., after a short illness, and the
command of the division passed successively to
Generals McKee, Randall and Snyder.
Upon arriving at Knoxville, Col. Van Duzee again
assumed command of the brigade and was succeeded by
Col. Kuert until Gen. Rosser resumed his
command. The 2nd Ohio remained at Camp Poland,
Knoxville, Tenn., until Nov. 15, 1898, when they were
ordered to Camp Torrence, Macon, Ga., arriving Nov. 16,
The 2nd Ohio was not favored with active service in
foreign lands and consequently passed through the
regular routine of camp life from the period of its
muster in until finally mustered out at Macon, Ga., Feb.
MUSTER ROLL CO. L, 2D O. V.
I., WAPAKONETA, OHIO.
|Captain John G. Hoegner.
1st Lieut. Charles o. Brokaw.
|2nd Lieut. Roy E. Layton
|(1st) Wm. M.
(Q. M.) Frank L. Snyder.
George W. Berry
Walter H. Ahlers.
George W. Hassenier.
Marion R. Adams
Otto A. Gessler
Albert J. Miller
Art. Henry W. Wentz
|Edward W. Ryan
James W. Shockey
Albert M. Osenaugh
Guildo F. Franke
Wag. Elza Red.
Botkin, Ellard K.
Buxton, Russell, D.
Bowsher, Walker F.
Blakely, Emra S.
Bloss, George F.
Cook, Hallie W.
Crawford, George R.
Dearbaugh, Fernando C.
Dawson, Adolphus J.
Dellinger, Frank O.
English, Walter R.
Fisher, Clifford D.
Fisher, William H.
Gahret, Wilbur C.
Graff, William J.
Hollman, Ferdinand E.
Harter, William W.
Howe, John Smith
Heigman, William L.
Ivins, William E.
Kettler, Clarence B.
Krentzman, Edward F.
Kerst, Bert E.
Koch, Albert M.
|Lucas, Marion F.
McAdams, Ohio M.
Miller, Howard C.
Melhis, William A.
McAvoy, John A.
Myers, Lawrence F.
Myers, George M.
Peckham, William C.
Phillips, Harley F.
Pohlabele, John T.
Place, William M.
Ritchie, Franklin D.
Stewart, William E.
Schneider, William G.
Smith, Samuel C.
Shaner, Elzy H.
Shaner, Charles C.
Seifert, Henry B.
Steinecker, George A.
Stueve, William F.
Summers, Alonzo D.
Schragle, Jacoab F.
Tobias, Samuel L.
Terry, Charles A.
Terry, Clark W.
Tenneyhill, Charles P.
Wentz, Fred A.
Wentz, Elmer J.
|Private Isaac W.
Private Edgar Levi
Private Clinton A. Runyon
Private Winfield B. Wisener
Private Glenn W. Keep
|Sergeant Frank M.
Sergeant Samuel L. Blakely
Wagoner Henry G. Agenbroad
Private Otto A. Steinebrey
Private William B. Morey
|Private Mack S.
Earl, to h. c.
Private Samuel J. Howell, to h. c.
|Privates Charles D.
and Oscar V. Berry, to band
Corporal Robert A. Breese, to reg. sergt. maj.
|Private Elmer E. Mayer.