10 Replies Latest reply on Mar 5, 2021 12:37 PM by Kathleen Burell

    Seeking roster of Troop A, 1st US Cavalry Regiment

    Kathleen Burell Newbie

      I am looking for the names of the soldiers in Troop A of the 1st U.S. Cavalry Regiment who participated in the July 1898 siege of Santiago de Cuba. I have my great-grandfather's reenlistment document, signed by Lt. Colonel C.D. Vielé, that shows him in Troop A of the 1st Cavalry on 26 May 1898, and a letter written 24 January 1917 by J.M. Wainwright, 1st Lieutenant, 1st Cavalry, announcing my great-grandfather's retirement that states "He participated, with the regiment, . . . in the Campaign of Santiago de Cuba in 1898 . . ."  I want to verify that he was physically present on the on the battlefield during the 1, 2, and 3 July 1898 siege of Santiago de Cuba and battle of San Juan Hill.