The following is a roster for the 6th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company E. The information comes from a published memorial roster.
The roster includes the following history of the unit:
This company was organized at Doniphan, Mo., and ordered to
Barracks where it was mustered into the U. S. service July 20, 1898,
assigned to the 6th Reg., Missouri Vol. Inf. The regiment left
Barracks Aug. 11, 1898, by rail for Camp
Libre, Jacksonville, Fla., arriving Aug. 14. Here the company
was detached Oct. 23, 1898, and marched to the 2nd Division Hospital,
Army Corps, where it remained until Nov. 5, 1898. On that date
company marched to the old Rough Riders camp
where it remained until Nov. 15, when it again moved to 1st Division
7th Army Corps, remaining until Nov. 25. On the latter date the
marched to the 7th Army Corps Corral, near Jacksonville, Fla., where it
remained until Dec.8, 1898, when it boarded train for Savannah, Ga.,
Dec. 9 and went into camp at Camp Onward with the remainder of the
On December 21st, 1898, the 2nd and 3rd Battalions embarked on the U.
Roumanian for Havana,
Cuba, where they arrived on the 24th and disembarked on the 25th, and
from Havana to Quemados Meriano, Cuba. On the 20th of February,
the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps. started on a practice
Left camp early in the morning; marched through Quemados, Meriano,
Arriba, Punta, Brava, Hoy Colorado, on to the 21st through Varones,
Neuva to San Antonio de los Banos, where the brigade remained in camp
23rd to 25th. On the 23rd the company with its battalion marched
from San Antonio de los Banos to Alquizar and returned to camp the same
day. On the 26th the brigade marched from San Antonio through
Santiago de los Vagas and Boyero to Calabazar. On the 27th, from
Calabazar through Arroyo, Narauja, Arroyo Apo lo, Verona, Jesus del
Puentis, Grandes Buena Vista and back to Camp Columbia. On the
day of April the regiment marched to Havana and embarked on the Ward
steamship Havana for Savannah, Ga., and arrived at quarantine near
April 11th. The regiment remained in quarantine five days on
Island and was then taken to Savannah, Ga., on lighters. The
with its regiment, has taken part in many reviews, the chief of which
the following: By the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy,
11th, 1898. The review incident to the military occupation of
by the United States January 1st, 1899, at Havana, Cuba. By the
of War at Camp Cuba Libre, Fla.
the Secretary of War at Camp Columbia, Cuba. By the Inspector
of the Army, Camp Columbia, Cuba. By the President at Savannah,
Private William F. Smithers, 6th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Co. E
(April 19, 1876/December 30, 1966
Buried New Hope Cemetery, Ivanhoe, Texas)
Spanish American War of 1898
Sixth Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry,
Col. Letcher Hardeman, Commanding,
Mustered into the U.S. Service at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri,
Mustered out of the U. S. Service at Camp Onward, Savannah, Ga., May 10th, 1899.
Captain, Giboney Houck.…Cape Girardeau, Mo.
1st Lieut., Walter F. Martin….St. Louis, Mo.
2nd Lieut., James W. PettyJohn….Brookfield, Mo.
First, Charles H. Ireland….Doniphan, Mo.
Q.M., Bennett T. Walker….Poplar Bluff, Mo.
George R. Spangler….Doniphan, Mo.
James Kelley….Doniphan, Mo.
Walter Boyce….Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Verner L Hume….Varner, Mo.
James F. Hickey….Souix City, Ia.
Rosco C. Patterson….Varner, Mo.
Mattison G. Robb….Doniphan, Mo.
Louis Derry….Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Lean D. Henderson….Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Lemuel Fisk….Poplar Bluff, Mo.
James M. Wesner….Varner, Mo.
Martin H. Tucker….Varner, Mo.
Emil Himmighoefer….Belleville, Ill.
James C. Kenaday….Loogootee, Ind.
Walter P. Bristow….Varner, Mo.
Charles L. Smith….Belleville, Ill.
Edgar A. Poe….Varner, Mo.
Thomas R. Flick….Varner, Mo.
George C. McCauley….McCauley, Ark.
Jeffrey Casteel….Doniphan, Mo.
Regimental Field and Staff.
Lieutenant Colonel….Orlando F. Guthrie
Major….Jacob J. Dickinson
Major….Edwin A. Hickman
Major Surgeon….B. Albert Lieberman
Assistant Surgeon.…Samuel A. Grantham
Assistant Surgeon….Wilson Murray
Adjutant 1st Lieutenant….William H. Clopton, Jr.
Quartermaster, 1st Lieutenant….John A. Tuttle
Chaplain….John C. Given
Allen, John W…..Champaign, Ill.
Barton, James T…..Varner, Mo.
Bien, Sebastian….Belleville, Ill.
Brosnahan, Patrick….St. Charles, Mo.
Broody, James H…..Doniphan, Mo.
Barrett, George J…..Doniphan, Mo.
Ballard, Reuben S…..McCauley, Ark.
Baker, Charles S…..Doniphan, Mo.
Boyles, Arch….Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Bourland, Hamie….Belleville, Ill.
Boyles, Thomas….Doniphan, Mo.
Burger, Charles L…..St. Louis, Mo.
Clement, William B…..Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Cobb, Caura….Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Durham, George….Doniphan, Mo.
Drake, Charles O…..Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Dooley, William….Dexter, Mo.
Davidson, William D…..Essix, Mo.
Duerr, Pius….Belleville, Ill.
Davis, Charles….St. Louis, Mo.
Farr, John W…..Varner, Mo.
Farmer, Vearo L…..Pleasant Grove, Mo.
Farrest, Rhyburn H…..Varner, Mo.
Freeley, James W…..Current View, Mo.
Gregor, Edgar C…..Doniphan, Mo.
Guffy, Henry….Doniphan, Mo.
Gebbard, John Jr…..Belleville, Ill.
Gnau, Charles P…..Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Hicks, Erastus….Ash Hill, Mo.
Harkins, Nace….St. Louis, Mo.
Hughes, Andrew M…..Varner, Mo.
Himmighoefer, Charles G…..Belleville, Ill.
Johns, Ralph….Varner, Mo.
Joseph, Frank….St. Louis, Mo.
Jungmichael, Walther….St. Louis, Mo.
Kelley, Asbery….Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Kennon, Philip….Doniphan, Mo.
Kerschner, William….Dexter, Mo.
Kennon, George H…..Doniphan, Mo.
Kaufmann, August….Belleville, Ill.
Kloess, Philip….Belleville, Ill.
Loftis, William P…..Doniphan, Mo.
Morris, William T…..Gamburg, Mo.
Miller, William A…..St. Louis, Mo.
McCormick, William….St. Louis, Mo.
Moore, Charles D…..Belleville, Ill.
McAuliffe, Walter….St. Louis, Mo.
McMullen, Charles A…..Varner, Mo.
Mullen, James H…..Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Newcomer, Edward….Varner, Mo.
Riggins, George W. W…..Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Slater, Fred A…..Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Spell, James E…..Varner, Mo.
Smithers, William F…..Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Sperry, James I…..Doniphan, Mo.
Speedy, John T…..Doniphan, Mo.
Sheldon, George V…..St. Louis, Mo.
Schmidt, George G…..Belleville, Ill.
Sauer, Frank….Belleville, Ill.
Sullivan, Austin….Trenton, Mo.
Thomas, William….Randolph County, Ark.
Taylor, William….St. Louis, Mo.
Tiedermann, William….Belleville, Ill.
Thompson, Samuel F…..Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Wall, Mosses L…..Varner, Mo.
Ward, Arthur….Naylor, Mo.
Weiss, Charles….Flarresant, Mo.
Weber, Albert….Belleville, Ill.
Williams, Neal….Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Capt. Berrie Berthold Ladd, of St. Louis, Mo., Feb 28, 1898, at Havana, Cuba.
Discharged for Disability.
Corporal Robert W. Ingram, of Doniphan, Mo., Dec. 29, 1898, at Jacksonville, Fla.
Private William A. Mountain, of Belleville, Ill., Oct. 20, 1898, at Jacksonville, Fla.
Private Henry H. Bevirt, of Belleville, Ill., Oct. 10, 1898, at Jacksonville, Fla.
Private John M. Daniels, of Doniphan, Mo., Oct. 20, 1898, at Jacksonville, Fla.
Discharged by Order.
Private Oscar Proska, of St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 21, 1898, at Fort Meyer, Va.
Private Barton A. Smith, of Naylor, Mo., no date, at Echo, Mo.
Private William T. Watts, of Doniphan, Mo., Feb 10, 1899 at Havana, Cuba.
Private John Butler, of St. Louis, Mo., March 8, 1899, at Havana, Cuba.
Private Calvin B. Turley, of Varner, Mo., Feb. 7, 1899, at Fort Monroe, Va.
Sergeant Louis M. Lackey, of St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 20, 1899, at Fort Monroe, Va.
Private Albert E. Raywinkle, of Bennett, Mo., Feb. 28, 1899, At Fort Monroe, Va.
Private Edward C. Bachor, of Belleville, Ill., March 1, 1899, at Bellevue, Ill.
Private Nathaniel Butterfield, of Varner, Mo., to Hospital Corps, U. S. Army, Aug. 23, 1898.
Private James H. Strongman, of St. Louis, Mo., to Hospital Corps, U. S. Army, Aug. 23, 1889.
Corporal Jessie W. Ellis, of Doniphan, Mo., Feb. 13, 1899, at Doniphan Mo.