(Source: History of Shelby County, Ohio and
Evansville, Ind. - A. B. C. Hitchcock - 1913 - 913 pgs)
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
Co., Ohio, Military Index)
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
| Company L,
Third Infantry, Ohio National Guard, answered first call
for troops for the Spanish-American war, April 26, 1898,
mobilized at Camp Bushnell, Columbus, O., and was
mustered into United States service, May 10, 1898.
The Third regiment was assigned to the Fifth Army Corps
and sent at once to Tampa, Fla. The corps was
ordered to prepare to embark on transports for Cuba, had
excess baggage stored and some of the horses loaded,
when word came that, owning to there not being
sufficient transports, the Third Ohio would not be
taken, greatly to the disappointment of the ambitious
recruits and the relief of the mothers and sweethearts
at home. The six months' service of the regiment
was spent in camp at De Sota park near Tampa at
Fernandino, Fla., and Huntsville, Ala.
The company on the first call was made up of
seventy-two officers and men. Upon the second call
for troops the company was filled with recruits to the
number of one hundred and nine, whose names are here
|Capt. William T. Amos
1st Lieut. Henry M. Theurer
2d Lieut. Emerson V. Moore
Sergeant, 1st. Jesse C. Wilson
Q. M. Cliffe Wilson,
Q. M. Benjamin McCullough
Q. M. Jesse L. Frazier
Q. M. Frank M. Hussey
Q. M. Arthur W. Kah
Kraft, Louis P.
Williams, Melvin T.
|Kah, Harland E.
||Talbot, Asby G.
Beck, Henry W.
Bush, DeWitt S.
Eberle, William F.
Edgar, Fred S.
Given, Frederick T.
Young, Adam M.
Young, Karl F.
and men were at the time of service all residents of
Shelby county. There was much sickness due to the
unsanitary condition of the camp at Tampa. Many of
Company L were in serious condition and many were sent
home on sick furlough, but a remarkable feature was that
there was not a death in the company during the six
months' service. The company was mustered out at
Columbus in October with their flag, a beautiful silk
one presented by the young ladies of Sidney, unspotted
with blood and unsullied with the marks of the
battlefield. At the reception given in the armory
a few evenings after their return Melvin Williams
on behalf of the boys presented Lieut.-Col. W. T.
Amos with a beautiful sword.