Wyoming Volunteers

United States Armed Forces, February 15th, 1898, to July 4th, 1902


    The following contains information about the services of the Wyoming Volunteers who served in the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition, from February 15th, 1898, to July 4th, 1902. If you have any corrections, suggestions, or additional information that you wish to contribute, feel free to submit the information to the Webmaster.


State Volunteers
U.S. Volunteers
State Statistics
   Resources   


Wyoming State Volunteers


    The following is a listing of those commands which were organized of Wyoming State Volunteers under the first and second calls of President William McKinley for troops in April and May of 1898. These commands were organized in most cases from the exisiting National Guard units and carried the designation of their respective states (i.e. Wyoming Infantry or Wyoming Artillery rather than United States Volunteers which are listed elsewhere). Theses troops were organized for service in the War with Spain and the Philippine Insurrection from Febraury of 1898 to July of 1902.

1st Wyoming Infantry Battalion
    Wyoming Light Battery    


Major Frank M. Foote
1st Wyoming Infantry
Captain Granville R. Palmer
Wyoming Light Battery
Colonel Jay L. Torrey
2nd U.S.V. Cavalry


United States Volunteers


    The following is a listing of those commands which were organized of Wyoming Volunteers for service with the "United States Volunteer" forces (seperate of the State Volunteer commands) which served in the War with Spain, the Philippine Insurrection, and the China Relief Expedition, from Febraury of 1898 to July of 1902.

Troop C, 2nd U.S.V. Cavalry Regiment
Troop H, 2nd U.S.V. Cavalry Regiment
Troop E, 2nd U.S.V. Cavalry Regiment
Troop K, 2nd U.S.V. Cavalry Regiment
Troop F, 2nd U.S.V. Cavalry Regiment
Troop L, 2nd U.S.V. Cavalry Regiment
Troop G, 2nd U.S.V. Cavalry Regiment
Company G, 36th U.S.V. Infantry Regiment


Wyoming Statistics, 1898 to 1899


    The following statistics do not include those Volunteers who served in the United States Regular or United States Volunteer Army, but reflect only those who served in State Volunteer Units from 1898 to 1899.


Mustered Into Service: 17 Officers & 446 Enlisted Men
Mustered Out of Service: 17 Officers & 296 Enlisted Men

Total Number Accounted for on Muster Out Roll: 23 Officers & 453 Enlisted Men

Losses While in Service (Officers).

Promoted or Transferred.............. 0
Resigned or Discharged.............. 5
Dismissed.............. 0
Killed in Action.............. 0
Died of Wounds.............. 0
Died of Disease.............. 0
Died of Accident.............. 0
Drowned.............. 0
Suicide.............. 1
Murdered.............. 0
Total Officer Loses.............. 6

Loses While in Service (Enlisted Men).

Transferred....... 17
Discharged due to Disability....... 18
Discharged by General Court Martial....... 5
Discharged By Orders....... 86
Killed in Action....... 1
Died of Wounds Recieved in Action....... 2
Died of Disease....... 12
Died of Accident....... 0
Drowned....... 0
Suicide....... 0
Murdered or Homicide....... 0
Deserted....... 16
Total Enlisted Losses....... 157


Resources


Books & Published Material

- "The Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1898." D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1899.

- "Correspondence relating to the War with Spain, and conditions growing out of the same, including the Insurrection in the Philippine Islands, and the China Relief Expedition, between the Adjutant-General of the Army and Military Commanders in the United States, Cuba, Porto Rico, China, and the Philippine Islands, from April 15, 1898, to July 30, 1902." Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1902.

- "Governorís Message, 1899, Wyoming." 1899.

- Volume I, "Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from its organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903." Francis B. Heitman, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1903.

- "History of Natrona County, Wyoming, 1888-1922." Alfred J. Mokler, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1923.

- Volume I, "History of Wyoming." I.S. Bartlett, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1918.

- "Officers of Volunteer Regiments Organized Under the Act of March 2, 1899." Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1899.

- "Official History of the Operations of the First Battalion Wyoming Infantry, U.S.V." Madison U. Stoneman, 1899.

- "The Organized Militia of the United States." Government Printing Press, Washington, D.C., 1900.

- "Progressive men of the State of Wyoming." A.W. Bowen & Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1903.

- "Statistical Exhibit of Strength of Volunteer Forces Called Into Service During the War With Spain; with Losses From All Causes." Adjutant Generals Office, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1899.


Websites & Online Resources

- Wyoming Army National Guard History.

- F.E. Warren Air Force Base, its incredible legacy.

- Fort Caspar Museum, Casper, Wyoming.

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