One of the Missouri units that went was called up for service in the Spanish American War was Battery A, a Missouri National Guard Field Artillery unit from St. Louis, Mo. Its story is recorded in "Yarns of Battery A" (With the Artillerymen at Chickamauga and Porto Rico), by Harry H. Niemeyer. Below is a chronology, photographs and roster of the unit taken from Niemeyer's book (Book on loan from Terry Harmon, Granite City, Illinois).
Members of Battery A at the St. Louis Armory located on Grand Ave.
Signing the muster roll at Jefferson Barracks
War Chronology of Battery A
April 26, 1898: In Camp at Armory on Grand Avenue
May 2, 1898: In Camp at Jefferson Barracks
May 10, 1898: Mustered into United States Service
May 16, 1898: Left Jefferson Barracks
May 18, 1898: Arrived in Chickamauga
July 27, 1898: Sailed from Newport News (aboard the transport, "Roumanian" )
August 2, 1898: Landed in Porto Rico (Puerto Rico).
Sept. 8, 1898: Sailed from Ponce (Puerto Rico)
Sept. 15, 1898: Arrived in New York
Sept. 18, 1898: In Camp at Jefferson Barracks
Sept. 21, 1898: Granted sixty-day furlough
Nov. 20, 1898: Reported for muster out.
Nov. 30, 1898: Mustered out.
Members of Battery A with visitors in a trolley car in Jefferson Barracks.
First and Second sections of Battery A
Frank M. Rumbold, Century Building, St. Louis
John E. Weber, Webster Groves, Mo.
E.B. Eno, 3874 Washington Ave.
William J. Murray, 3414 Evans Avenue
A. J. McGinnitie, 3445 Morgan St.
William B. Lightholder, 3538 Lindell Avenue
Theodore C. Menestrina, 220 Market Street
R.S. McDonald, Jr., 707 North Leffingwell Avenue
Charles N. Williams, Glendale, Mo.
E.O. Sanguinet, 505 Theresa Avenue.
R.T. Taylor, 707 North Channing Avenue.
Charles B. Kearney, Elliot avenue and Gamble Street.
William Y. Wilson, 3517 Bayard Avenue
Leonidas M. Gloor, 3315 Morgan Steet
J.A. Kersting, 1234 North Sixteenth Street
E.A. Van Valkenburg, parents address: Little Falls, N.Y.
Edward Kuemmel, 2342 Russell Avenue
Ripley D. Saunders
Henry A. Boeckeler, 4437 Laclede Avenue.
Fred J. Boyd, parents address, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
St. Clair Hite, 10 South Eighteenth Street
G.H. Shields, Jr., 4426 Westminister Place
Lawrence Boogher, 4034 Delmar Boulevard
John P. Shine, 3818 Finney Avenue.
Albert Ulrich, 1221 Old Manchester Road
Percy A. Smith, 927 Pendleton Avenue.
Daniel S. Mullaly, 1918 Sullivan Avenue.
Allen C. Orrick, 1410 East Grand Avenue.
Frederick A. Gerkin, 3138 Sheridan Avenue
George F. Miller, 2321 St. Louis Avenue
Hans Heckel, parents' address, Wongworitz, Prussia
Otto Emmendorfer, 1433 Blair Avenue
Bernard Hengst, parents' address, Cleveland, Ohio
Joseph L. Weitkam, 4376 Gibson Avenue.
Leslie Dana, 1440 North Main Street
Charles M. Loewe, 4065 Easton Avenue
Mike Armstrong, 1207 Wash Street
Louis C. Bauduy, 2808 Olive Street
Guy P. Billon, 3936 Washington Boulevard
Albert Boing, 3843 Easton Avenue
Clinton Boogher, 4037 Delmar Boulevard
Thomas E. Bourne, 5138 Cabanne Avenue
George Doan Bourp, 3523 Washington Avenue
James A. Boyle, 3628 Washington Boulevard
Harry J. Brady, 2511 North Twentieth Street
John Brandt, 1208 Tower Grove Avenue
Gus A. Buder, 2023 Park Avenue
Theodore C. Buder, 2023 Park Avenue
Isaac B. Burke, 2512A North Twenty-First Street
Neil A. Burke, 2512A North Twenty-First Street
Allen Butler, parents' address, Casco, Mo.
Edgar D. Cannon, 4952 Page Boulevard
Walter D. Carpenter, 4262 Castleman Avenue
James G. Carr, parents' address, Glencoe, Mo.
Lucien D. Carr, 3505 Franklin Avenue
William Lionel Chambers, father's address, London, England
George T. Chappee, Elsah, Ill.
Hazard D. Chappee, Elsah, Ill.
Fred Chopin, 3317 Morgan Street
William R. Colladay, St. Louis Trust Company
Clarence W. Condie, Mallinckrodt Chemical Company
John L. Corby, parents' address, The Prague, New York.
Fred L. Cornwell, 4304 Washington Avenue.
Henry L. Cramer, St. Louis County, Mo.
Charles R. Crouch, parents' address, Deadwood, S.D.
David J. Cunningham, 2200 Sidney Street
John H. Dahmann, 2524 North Twenty-Second Street.
Early Deane, Webster Groves, Mo.
James J. Durnin, 1909 Wright Street.
John Napier Dyer, 4165 Lindell Boulevard
George Edmunds, parents' address, Forest, Ill.
William J. Fairback, 2550 North Grand Avenue
Bertie C. Farrer, 3435 Franklin Avenue
George Fatum, parents' address, Darmstadt, Germany
William S. Fletcher, 3402 Franklin Avenue
William L. Fletcher, parents' address, De Soto, Mo.
Edward J. Forman, 810 O'Fallon Street.
Charley W. Foy, 3412 Lucas Avenue
Will H. Freudenstein, 2836 Clark Avenue
Louis H. Gerardi, Grand Avenue Hotel
Alfred Gieseker, 1949 Hebert Street
Henry E. Giessler, 4362 Gibson Avenue
Harry L. Gillespie, 1906 John Avenue
Benj. S. Goodwin, parents' address, Sedalia, Mo.
Shirley Gray, parents' address, Griggsville, Ill.
Blow Grover, 417 Pine Street.
William H. Grupe, 4357 Finney Avenue
Thomas B. Fradenburgh, wife's address, Kansas City, Mo.
Edwin W. Hall, 4735 Page Boulevard
Percy Hampson, Jennings Station, St. Louis County, Mo.
John W. Heitz, parents' address, Rushville, Ill.
John H. Helkene, parents address, Ennis, Tex.
Harry L. Hill, parents' address, Owensville, O.
Willis W. Hinckley, parents' address, Little Rock, Ark.
Clarence A. Hodges, 5379 Odell Avenue.
John A. Hoff, parents' address, Newport, Ky.
Pierre A. Janis, Ferguson, Mo.
Joseph T. Jenneman, 1418 Hogan Street.
John C. Jenner, 2245 Eugenia Street
Richard A. Jones, parents' address, Omaha, Neb.
Theodore C. Jacoby, Maplewood, St. Louis County, Mo.
Benno A. Jansen, parents' address, West Plains, Mo.
Herman R. Kayser, 1115 Dolman Street
Theo H. Kellersman, 1953 Wrigha Street.
Claude S. Kennerly, 3837 Delmar Boulevard
Herman B. Kern, mother's address, Norwalk, Ia.
Herman Koch, 815 North Market Street
John M. Leary, 4222 Cottage Avenue
James G. Lighthtolder, 4538 Lindell Avenue.
John B. Lucas, parents' address, Mooda, Mo.
Harry E. M'Gill, 4010 Bell Avenue
Frederick A. Maier, 1519 Franklin Avenue
Claude Martin, 4302 Cook Avenue
Walter F. Martin, 3418 Bell Avenue
Ben May, 4557 Pine Street
John V. Miller, 2321 St. Louis Avenue
Oscar A. Morgner, 1813 South Fourteenth Street
Richard E. Morris, St. Louis, Mo.
James D. Morrison, 2321 Ohio Avenue
William J. Moss, 1756 Chouteau Avenue
Joseph P. Mulhall, Normandy, Mo.
Jason W. V. Mullins, parents' address, Rosclair, Ill.
Horace M'Dowell, parents' address, Union City, Tenn.
Claude H. M'Intosh, 2000 De Kalb Street.
Arthur H. M'Kay, 4211 North Market Street
Robert L. New, 2909 North Jefferson Avenue
Charles Nieheiser, parents' address, St. Clair, Mo.
Henry H. Niemeyer, 5595 Barmer Avenue.
Clarence D. Nirdlinger, parents' address, Philadelphia, Pa.
Joseph V. Papin, 2919 North Grand Avenue.
Hugh B. Paige, parents' address, Green Ridge, Mo.
Otto Pausner, Boyle and Manchester Avenues.
Valentine M. Porter, parents' address, Marietta, O.
William Hyde Rickey, parents' address, Hoffman House, New York.
Rudolph M. Richter, 2424 South Nineteenth Street.
William H. Riggs, Jr., parents' address, Brunswick Hotel, Ontario.
William M. Roepke, 3801A North Twenty-Fifth Street.
William C. Rohlfing, 2307 Dodier Street.
August Rooch, 1907 Bremen Avenue
Louis E. Rule, parents' address, Morehouse, Mo.
Ralph R. Sample, Old Orchard, Mo.
William E. Sanderson, 1320 Sullivan Avenue.
Michael H. Scanlan, parents' address, County Clare, Ireland
Otto W. Schmidt, 2623 Shenandoah Street.
William N. Schwarbe, parents' address, Arlington, Mo.
Pierre C. Scott, 1623 Locust Street.
Charles Scudder, Jr., 3524 Washington Avenue.
Arthur B. Shepley, 50 Vandeventer Place.
Joseph L. Weitkom, 4376 Gibson Avenue.
Griswold Smith, 2621 Locust Street.
Hamilton Smith, 2621 Locust Street
John C. Smith, parents' address, Dobb's Ferry, N.Y.
Edward H. Southern, parents' address, Lebanon, Ill.
Chester W. Starkey, parents' address, Shawnee, O.
Hamilton W. Stone, 3561 Lindell Avenue
Jerome Sullens, parents' address, Fenton, Mo.
Dell E. Sumner, West End Hotel
Ernest S. Tesson, West Forest Park.
Albert R. Thompson, parents' address, Warrenton, O.
Roy Thompson, St. Louis, Mo.
Dexter Tiffany, Jr., 72 Vandeventer Place
Lee W. Tillson, 3819 Finney Avenue.
Thebert Torrent, parents' address, Tahlequah, I.T.
J. Wesley Trapp, parents' address, Louisville, Ky.
William M. True, parents' address, Eureka Springs, Ark.
John F. Waddell, 5229 Page Boulevard
Philip H. Walker, 2930 Washington Avenue
Gladstone Wardlow, parents' address, Wartrace, Tenn.
Guy S. Warren, 3512 Washington Avenue.
Thomas B. Warren, 3512 Washington Avenue
Palmer J. Waters, parent's address, Edwardsville, Ill.
George T. Weitzel, parents' address, Frankfort, Ky.
William F. Wenzel, 1951 St. Louis Avenue
Albert H. Wyers, 1437 Penrose Street.
John L. Zeiler, 3131A Nebraska Avenue.
Battery A going to target practice at Guayama, Puerto Rico.
Missourians in the Spanish American War
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