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 Jefferson
Barracks where it was mustered into the U. S. service July 20, 1898, and
assigned to the 6th Reg., Missouri Vol. Inf. The regiment left the
Barracks Aug. 11, 1898, by rail for Camp
Cuba Libre, Jacksonville, Fla., arriving Aug. 14. Here the
company was detached Oct. 23, 1898, and marched to the 2nd Division
Hospital, 7th Army Corps, where it remained until Nov. 5, 1898. On
that date the company marched to the old Rough
Riders camp where it remained until Nov. 15, when it again moved
to 1st Division Hospital, 7th Army Corps, remaining until Nov. 25.
On the latter date the command marched to the 7th Army Corps Corral,
near Jacksonville, Fla., where it remained until Dec.8, 1898, when it
boarded train for Savannah, Ga., arriving Dec. 9 and went into camp at
Camp Onward with the remainder of the regiment. On December 21st,
1898, the 2nd and 3rd Battalions embarked on the U. S. transport Roumanian
for Havana, Cuba, where they arrived on the 24th and disembarked on the
25th, and marched from Havana to Quemados Meriano, Cuba. On the
20th of February, 1899, the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps.
started on a practice march. Left camp early in the morning;
marched through Quemados, Meriano, Arrays Arriba, Punta, Brava, Hoy
Colorado, on to the 21st through Varones, Vereda, Neuva to San Antonio
de los Banos, where the brigade remained in camp February 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
Rincon, Santiago de los Vagas and Boyero to Calabazar. On the
27th, from Calabazar through Arroyo, Narauja, Arroyo Apo lo, Verona,
Jesus del Monte, Puentis, Grandes Buena Vista and back to Camp
Columbia. On the 9th day of April the regiment marched to Havana
and embarked on the Ward line steamship Havana for Savannah, Ga., and
arrived at quarantine near Savannah April 11th. The regiment
remained in quarantine five days on Daufuskie Island and was then taken
to Savannah, Ga., on lighters. The company, with its regiment, has
taken part in many reviews, the chief of which are the following:
By the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, December 11th,
1898. The review incident to the military occupation of Cuba by
the United States January 1st, 1899, at Havana, Cuba. By the
Secretary of War at Camp Cuba Libre,
Fla. By the Secretary of War at Camp Columbia, Cuba. By the
Inspector General of the Army, Camp Columbia, Cuba. By the
President at Savannah, Ga"
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, July
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.