Spanish American War Veterans in

New Mexico

Contributed by David Minton

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The Photo:

Below is a photo of several Spanish American War veterans from, New Mexico. The ribbons they are wearing seems to indicate that the occasion for the photo may have been a reunion of some sort, possibly a Rough Riders reunion. The man in the lower left, is wearing two ribbons. One is similar to that worn by the other six, but the other appears to be a Rough Rider First Reunion (1899) ribbon (to see one of these ribbons, click here). Since this photo is obviously much later than 1899, he obviously dug it out to wear as a relic of times past. The ribbon that all six are wearing appears to be a United Spanish War Veterans ribbon.

In the back row, standing, are (from left to right) Frank C. Brito, (1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry -"Rough Riders"- Troop I), an unknown gent,  and  John D. Wagner (1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry -"Rough Riders" - Troop M). The front row are (from left to right) Numa Frenger (a judge in Las Cruces and a member of 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry -"Rough Riders"- Troop H), Capt. George Curry (1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry -"Rough Riders"- Troop H), and Alvin Ash (1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry -"Rough Riders" - Troop G).

If you can identify the one last unknown individual, or can provide any additional information, please contact us

Thanks to Jeff Melendrez  for identifying his great-great-grandfather, George Curry!
Thanks to Frank J. Brito for idetnifying Numa Frenger and Alvin Ash!
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