Beneath Thy Feet hosts Cemetery Sunday, so I thought, since it’s almost Armistace Day, that I’d post a military grave.

Chas Almquist waggoner-SpAm.JPG

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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