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SPANISH - AMERICAN  WAR
Source: History of Fayette Co., Ohio
by Frank M. Allen - publ. Indianapolis - B. F. Bowen & Co., 1914


     In 1898 a crisis in Cuban affairs, due to Spain's wretched and inhuman treatment of her colonists there, brought on war with the United States, known as the Spanish-American War, which, though it lasted only one hundred fourteen days, was very decisive in its results.  During that brief conflict the United States land and sea forces destroyed two Spanish fleets, received the surrender of more than thirty-five thousand Spanish soldiers, took by conquest the islands of Cuba and Porto Rico, and Manila, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines, and so convinced the Spanish government that further prosecution of the war was unwise that terms of peace were asked for.  President McKinley demanded the independence of Cuba, the cession of Porto Rico and Guam, one of the Ladrone islands, to the United States, and the retention of Manila by the United States pending the final disposition of the Philippines by a joint commission.  By the terms of the final peace treaty, which was concluded in Paris, Spain relinquished her sovereignty over Cuba, ceded to us her other West India possessions and the island of Guam, and transferred her rights in the Philippines for the sum of twenty millions of dollars.
     The total number of United States troops engaged in this war was 275,717 and teh approximate cost of the war was $150,000,000.  The Americans suffered no loss of ships and but two hundred and seventy-nine lives, while two thousand one hundred and ninety-nine Spaniards were killed, besides the almost total annihilation of her navy.
     Fayette county had a part in this war, Company E, of the Fourth Ohio Regiment National Guard, and which was located at Washington, C. H., being called into the service.  Company E was sent to Columbus to drill, and was finally mustered into service of the United States, all but sixteen passing the military test upon their government examination.  The original officers and men in this company were as follows:

Captain, William Vincent
First lieutenant, Charles O. Updyke
Second lieutenant, J. M. Fugate
First sergeant, Charles Stugden
Sergeant, O. E. Hardway
Sergeant, Elmer Vincent
Sergeant, Charles Sexton
Sergeant, Norman McDonald
Corporal, L. A. Jones
Corporal, Robert Bonham
Corporal, Bert Creamer
Corporal, D. R. Duncan
Corporal, John Gillum
Musician, Walter Paul
Musician, William Eyer
Armorer, Charles Jarnigan

PRIVATES.

Allebaugh, Allen
Armstrong, William C.
Basley, William A.
Becker, William F.
Bell, Ed. S.
Bird, William L.
Carr, William J.
Clayton, Mack
Coffman, Elwert
Coffman, N. J.
Conway, E.
Cook, J. W.
Cook, Scott
Creamer, Mike
Cubbage, Johnson
Davis, N. W.
Dempsey, Pete
Ellis
Fandall, H. D.
Figgins, Charles E.
Ford, Frank
Gray, Willis S.
Hardy, A. J.
Harley, Howard
Hart, Ross
Judy, Birt
Judy, Martin
Keaton, Wade
Kimley, Cary
Lee, Frank
Marine, A. E.
Marine, R. W.
Marine, Robert
Marquett, H. C.
McCartney, Charles
McCormick, Harry
McKinley, Arthur
Michner, J. H.
Minshall, Samuel
Nixon, John
Pratt, Robert
Reeder, Sherman
Robbs, John
Sammons, Frank
Sharist, Alex.
Shingles, A.
Slonaker, Garland
Smith, Frank
Stevenson, Lon
Taylor, E. L.
Taylor, Jerome
Tincture, James
Updyke, Lawrence
Vangurdy, John
Vincent, Burton
Walters, Watson
Whited, B. F.
Wilt, A. W.
Wolf, Sherman

     After being finally mustered into the United States service, this company was sent to Chicamauga and later went to Porto Rico.  On the conclusion of hostilities the company was discharged and welcomed home, being given a grand reception by the citizens.

HERO IN TWO WARS.

     The only Mexican War soldier residing in Fayette county in 1913 was B. F. Jacobs, aged ninety years, who lived with his son near Parrott's Station.  In addition to having served in the Mexican War from 1846 to 1848, he was also a soldier in the Civil War for three years, and was lieutenant in the Forty-fourth Ohio Regiment of Infantry.  Up to the age of eighty years, he had never had a doctor call on him for medical treatment.  In 1913 he took part in the encampment of Ohio soldiers at Washington C. H. and appeared hale and hearty.

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