The following information is from The Raton Range, a newspaper from Raton, New Mexico and concerns the local men of Colfax County, New Mexico, who joined what would become the 1st Territorial Volunteer Infantry.
The Raton Range, June 30, 1898:
It is understood that Captain William Strover has been commissioned by Governor Otero to raise one company of infantry in Santa Fe as part of the battalion to be furnished for the regiment of volunteer infantry to be mustered in New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory.
The companies of volunteer infantry to be raised in New Mexico will
be designated as follows:
Company A, Albuquerque; company B, Las Vegas; company C, Santa Fe; company D, Las Cruces.
The following officers have so far been appointed for these companies:
Company A, captain, John Borradaile; 1st lieutenant, L.D. Chamberlain; 2d lieutenant, Louis D. McRae.
Company B, captain, W.C.Reid.
Company C, captain, William Stover; 1st lieutenant, Page B. Otero; 2d lieutenant, Ireneo Chaves.
This Thursday morning recruiting commences for the four companies
of infantry to be furnished by New Mexico.
NEW VOLUNTEER COMPANY
Major Eugene Van Patten of the National Guard of New Mexico, has been commissioned to raise Company D of the volunteer infantry battalion to be furnished by New Mexico. This company will be recruited in Dona Ana, Socorro and Grant counties. Dr. H. M. Smith of Las Vegas, N.M., has been appointed assistant surgeon, with the rank of first lieutenant of the New Mexico battalion of volunteer infantry by Gov. Otero. He was telegraphed at noon today to report at once in Santa Fe, as he will be placed on duty in the medical examination of the recruits for the battalion.
The recruiting in New Mexico now is for an infantry regiment composed
of four companies from New Mexico, three companies from Arizona, three
companies from Oklahoma and two companies from the Indian Territory.
Governor Mc Cord, of Arizona, is to be colonel of the regiment.
The official designation of the volunteer regiment to be raised by the four territories is: The Arizona Oklahoma New Mexico Indian Territory regiment of the United States volunteer infantry. New Mexico furnishes four companies, Arizona three, Oklahoma three, and the Indian Territory two. New Mexico will furnish 15 commissioned officers and 424 enlisted men, being the maximum of three commissioned officers and 106 enlisted men, authorized by law, and three regimental field officers. This will give the territory one major, one assistant surgeon and one staff officer in addition to the company officers. The companies, as fast as enlisted and organized will be sent to Whipple Barracks, Prescott, Arizona, where the regiment will be fully equipped, armed and drilled.
Co. C. recruited at Santa Fe, left yesterday (July 13) for Whipple
The company raised in Colfax and Miguel counties and now stationed at Whipple Barracks, Arizona, is comprised of the following:
Captain W.C. Reed
First Lieutenant W. D. Morrison,
Second Lieutenant A. L. Comstock
First Sergeant Alfred Luntzel
2d Sergeant John Mennet
3d Sergeant Edward G. Sporleder
4th Sergeant Hermon G. Love
5th Sergeant Chester F. Burnam
Quarter Master Sergeant George C. Palmer
Wm. H. Conley
Albert L. Harmon
John P. Mason
John E. Mason
John H. Fisher
James P. Gardner
Artilleer: Joseph L. Hardwick
Wagoner: Nicholas Simons
Parker, Charles C.
Bilbo, James A
Boyce, Marcus A.
Brown, Edward R.
Brush, Wm. H.
Buck, John L.
Butts, John O.
Eckhardt, Charles F.
Edinger, William G.
Fairfield, Herbert A.
Harrison, Michael J.
Hartley, Walter C.
Hayward, Wm. H.
Jacoby, George E.
Johnson, John H.
Lopez, Thomas De A.
McCarty, Frank T.
McKin, Richard B.
McVay, Edward I.
Owen, Thomas J.
Partain, Daniel I.
Peterson, Peter H.
Reynolds, Lewis B.
Robertson, John A.
Romero, Salsich Fosters
Schaffer, George W.
Schoonover, Emery D.
Schceley, John E.
Shivers, John M.
Valdez, Antonio M.
Van Lansingham, George
Walsh, James T.
Wright, Samuel T.
Chester Burnan, one of Ratonís brightest and best young men enlisted in Co. B, New Mexico Arizona Oklahoma and Indian Territory Regiment and was appointed a Sergeant.
MORE RATON HEROES.
List of Soldiers Who Left This City Friday and Saturday for Las Vegas to Join Co. B.
Friday and Saturday some of the best blood in New Mexico left Raton
for Las Vegas to become members of Co. B. of the New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma
and Indian Territory regiment of infantry.
Their names are as follows:
Jas. P. Gardner
F. A. Palmer [Frank A. Palmer - see below*]
Robt. Mc Michael,
W. C. Hartley
Wm. G. Edinger
Chester J. Burnam
Thos G. Owen
Geo. E. Jacoby
Almost the entire populace was at the depot to see these brave boys
off and wish them God speed in their patriotic mission. They were mustered
at Las Vegas (New Mexico) and became part of Co. B. Fidel Gonzales
and Bert Coble were rejected on account of physical disability.
Major C.L. Cooper of the Regular Army will be Lieut. Col. of the
Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Indian Territory Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Hampton, Anne - Info. on Frank Palmer
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