Beneath Thy Feet hosts Cemetery Sunday, so I thought, since it’s almost Armistace Day, that I’d post a military grave.
This man fought in the Spanish-American War (commonly abbreviated like this, Sp.Am … which my husband and I tend to pronounce now as “Spam War” when we see it). I found that he volunteered in 1898. Looking further, I found a draft registration for him for World War I. It lists that he was born in 1872, which would have made him 26 when he fought in the Spanish-American War. This marker is in the Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst, Illinois.
A wagoner’s duties were to handle transport of wagons and vehicles by animal (like horses).
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