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Catalog Number 13180-1
Title Roster, Third Nebraska Infantry, Co. F, Spanish American War
Object Name Roster
Description Spanish-American War Roster for the Third Nebraska Infantry, Company F. The roster is published by C.T. Fuller of Buffalo, New York. At the Top of the roster, it says "SOLDIER'S MEMORIAL". There is an image of a Lady Liberty type figure with a U.S. Flag and laurel wreath. There is a large eagle and shields below. She is surrounded by soldiers. A wounded sailor is receiving a laurel wreath. There are various scenes illustrated around the edges of the roster such as encampments, battleships, crossed swords, canons, soldiers being welcomed home, etc. Below the names on the roster is a battle scene. The artwork is by F.A. Neubauer of Cincinnati, Ohio. The central part of the print contains a listing of the soldiers in Company F of the Third Nebraska Infantry. Commanding officers, including Col. William Jennings Bryan and Lieutenant Colonel Victor Vifquain are also listed. The names are listed by rank: officers, sergeants, corporals, musicians, and privates. Lettering of the names is in gold print. At the bottom of the print is says "Mustered into the United States Service at Fort Omaha, Nebraska, July 12th, 1989"
Date 1898
Material paper, ink
Artist Neubauer, F.A.
Made C.T. Fuller
Place of Origin USA: New York Buffalo
Height (in) 23.25
Width (in) 19
People Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
Vifquain, Victor
Thompson, William O.
Cumings, Peter B.
McVicker, William J.
Schwind, William Frederick, 1865-1940
Grothan, Ole
Irwin, Ralph J.
Fitzsimmons, Albert P.
Jorden, E.F.
Baughman, Ralph
Benda, George
Blakeslee, Frank F.
Brukmer, Frank
Burtz, Henry
Cauley, John
Collins, Millard F.
Cook, Guy
Creen, John C.
Crotty, Thomas
Dally, Henry E.
Elm, William
Evans, Phinander C.
Gage, Elmer
Gefeke, William
Goodell, Raymond G., 1877-1960
Graver, Ellwood
Griffiths, Austin
Hall, Nelson E.
Haverfield, Hayes
Hayes, John
Head, Charles
Hon, Anton
Houdel, Charles
Hudec, William
Huntington, Arthur M.
Igoe, Edward
Ivins, Orville
Jarmin, Harry W.
Johns, Olney O.
Jones, Ira F.
Karges, John
Kment, Joe
Knopp, Fred
Kratochevil, John
Larson, Frank N.
Lehman, Charles
McClay, John H.
Abbott, John W.C.
Abbott, John W.C.
Breitling, August
Fuchs, Carl F.
Fay, Ernest E.
Cruickshank, George C.
Antles, Howard H.
Burns, Willis P.
Cook, ?
Cook, Artis E.
Mines, Herman A.
Simmons, Charles
Wilson, Barbara
Wilson, William M.
Sweet, Clarence A.
Jeffries, Solomon G.
Herse, Frank O.
Wilbur, George W.
Wilbur, Claude A.
Benson, Adolf W.
Benson, Albert P.
Cantlin, George W.
Scott, Elmore J.
Becker, A.F.
Becker, Otto
Pangborn, Myron H.
Lehmer, D.N.
Lehmer, James
Leist, Jacob
Leist, John
Loss, Isaac
Loss, Isaac
Manzel, Charles
Mayes, William
Meier, George P.
Meier, Henry W.
Miller, Thomas J.
Nelson, ?
Nelson, Chris
Olesen, Lars P.
Owens, Victor L.
Paden, Hoddie
Peterson, Peter
Peterson, John F.
Pfaff, Daniel W.
Phillips, George W.
Provanznik, John
Rich, William H.
Ritzdorf, Frank
Saare, Alfred H.
Sandon, David
Sexton, Arthur H.
Sexton, Ernest
Shinrock, Howard
Seidler, Ernest
Sisler, Ruth
Sisler, Samuel J.
Skipper, Fredrick
Sramek, Anton
Strayer, Chauncey
Strayer, George W.
Troutt, Henry M.
Ulrich, John
Underhill, Charles
Wagner, Henry C.
Whyte, William M.
Woods, Thomas J.
Zajicek, Joseph
Zellers, William M.
Event Spanish-American War
History The Third Nebraska Infantry was led by Colonel William Jennings Bryan. It was not made up of Nebraska National Guard units, but volunteers and companies which had begun to form in anticipation of the country's need for more soldiers to serve in the Spanish-American War.

They were mustered into service on July 13,1898 and arrived at Panama Park, Florida on July 22. They trained at Jacksonville (Camp Cuba Libre), Pablo Beach, and Fairfield, Florida and went to Camp Onward, Savannah, Georgia on October 24, 1898. They became part of the Seventh Army Corps led by General Fitzhugh Lee, part of the First Brigade of the Third Division. The First Brigade also included the 161st Indiana and Second Mississippi.

Company F of the Third Nebraska was commanded by Captain William J. McVicker, First Lieutenant Peter B. Cumings, and Second Lieutenant William O. Thompson.

The unit saw no action during the war. As Bryan had ran against President McKinley in the 1896 election, McKinley did not want Bryan to gain more popularity through a military position and help to further his political ambitions.

Bryan visited the White House after the preliminary peace agreement between the United States and Spain was signed on August 12. He protested his regiment's service in unsanitary, disease ridden (there were more than 300 cases of Typhoid) and snake-infested conditions. He asked president McKinley to muster out the Third Nebraska since the war was over. On December 10th the US and Spain signed a formal peace treaty in Paris and Spain ceded Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippine Islands to the US and relinquished sovereignty over Cuba. As this confirmed Bryan's fears that McKinley would use the war as a war of conquest, Bryan resigned and continued speaking out against McKinley's imperialist policies. After Bryan's resignation, McKinley sent the Third Nebraska to Cuba. It left on December 31, 1898 from Savannah, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Victor Vifquain. It arrived in Havana on January 2, 1899. It returned to Georgia in April 1899 and was mustered out at Camp McKenzie, Georgia on May 11, 1899. The Third Nebraska lost 32 soldiers during it's tour, all to disease.

Credit line Anonymous
Collection Idaho State Historical Society