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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Joseph Forney Johnston, Governor of Alabama during the Spanish American War, 1898.

Joseph Forney Johnston (born March 23th, 1843-died August 8th, 1913), of Jefferson County was elected Governor of Alabama in 1896 and served until 1900. He was the Governor of the State during the Spanish American War, in 1898. He was born in North Carolina and was a Democrat. He had served in the Confederate Army, as a Captain and was wounded 4 times, in combat.

Friday, November 20, 2009

2nd Alabama Infantry Regiment 1898, Death's from Illness and other Reason's, Companies A and B.

Company A - Private Lennie Simmons
Company B - Private Edwin E. James, Private William J. Murphy, Private Anthony Samurcrier and Private Alonzo E. Wells

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

National President 2009-2010, Brother Tim Downey

This is a photo of our National President, Brother Tim Downey at a recent Spanish American War Event. He is holding an 1895 KRAG.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chaplain, 2nd Alabama Infantry Regiment 1898.

Archibald C. Harte of Mobile, Alabama was the Chaplain of the 2nd Alabama Infantry, during the Spanish American War. He held the rank of Chaplain and Captain.

Friday, November 13, 2009

2nd Alabama Infantry Regiment, 1898.

The 2nd Alabama Infantry Regiment was mustered in, for the Spanish American War, on May 6th, 1898 and was mustered out on October 31st, 1898.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Washington County, Alabama Veteran's of the Spanish American War, 1898.

Samuel Gilbert - Private Company C, 2nd Alabama Infantry
Hudson Milel - Private Company C, 2nd Alabama Infantry
Noah Mims - Private Company K, 3rd Alabama Infantry
George Thomas - Corporal Company I, 1st Alabama Infantry
Victor Van - Private Company B, 2nd Alabama Infantry

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day, November 11th, 2009 // Feliz Dia De Los Veteranos.

We would like to thank all our Men and Women, in the Armed Forces, as well as those who have served, in every war to help keep America Free. Your Sacrifices and Service to our nation is appreciated and not forgotten. God Bless our Brave Troop's now, and those who in the past helped keep America, the nation of Liberty and a beacon of Liberty, to the world.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Chaplain, 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment, 1898.

Owen P. Fitzsimons, of Birmingham, Alabama was the Chaplain of the 1st Alabama Infantry, in 1898. He held the rank of Captain / Chaplain.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

William A. LeBaron, Spanish Consul in Mobile, Alabama, 1898.

The Spanish Consulate, in Mobile Alabama was located at 11 South Royal Street, in 1898. Spain was represented by Mr. William A. LeBaron, who was it's Vice Consul (there was no Senior Consul, only a Vice). Mr. LeBaron resided at 400 Saint Francis Street and was from a family who had a long tradition serving as Consul's or Vice Consul's dating back to the War Between The States, for various nation's. Mr. William A. LeBaron was born on November 7th, 1827, the son of Charles LeBaron and Ann McVoy. William A. married Eliza J. Robb, of Mexico City, Mexico, in 1848 and he had served in both the Confederate Army and Navy.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

1st Alabama Infantry Regiment 1898, Medical Staff.

Surgeon / Major - William J. Kernachan (of Florence, Alabama)

Asst. Surgeon / 1st Lt. - Richard M. Fletcher Jr. (of Huntsville, Alabama)

Principal Hospital Steward - George W. Worth (of Anniston, Alabama)

Hospital Steward's - David W. Gass (of Birmingham, Alabama), Robert E. Hogan
(of Birmingham, Alabama), Paul D. Vann (of Anniston, Alabama)