1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry

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1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry (1898-1899) - Organized and mustered into the service of the United States at Denver May 1 with 46 ·officers and 970 enlisted men.

  • Assignments:
    • Assigned to Third Brigade, Independent Division, Eighth Army Corps, May 30
    • Assigned to Second Brigade, Second Division, Eighth Army Corps, July 17
  • Movements:
    • Left Denver May 17; arrived at San Francisco, Cal., May 21
    • Sailed from San Francisco on steamship China, June 15; arrived at Manila, P. I., July 16
    • Stationed in the trenches in front of Malate. Participated in engagement at Malate August 1, and in the assault and capture of Manila August 13
    • Remained in Manila doing camp, garrison, and outpost duty until March 15, 1899
    • Participated in engagements with insurgents at Blockhouses 5 and 6, February 4 and 5, and in the capture of the Manila waterworks
    • March 15 moved to Camp Alva to protect the waterworks
    • Detachment of the regiment participated in engagement at Mariquina March 16
    • March 25 detachment participated in general advance of Second Division to the north, and in engagement with insurgents at Mariquina March 31; June 3 to 7
    • Joined in general movement under Brigadier General Robert H. Hall (Cullum 1878) on towns to the east of Laguna de Bay
    • June 9 and 10 accompanied General Lawton's expedition to the south of Manila as far as Las Piñas, participating in engagements at Guadalupe Heights and Parañaque
    • Left Camp Alva and returned to Manila July 6
    • Left Manila on transport Warren July 17; arrived at San Francisco August 16

Mustered out of the service of the United States at San Francisco September 8, 1899, with 46 officers and 938 enlisted men. Casualties while in service: Officers-killed in action, 1; wounded, 4. Enlisted men-killed in action, 5; wounded, 37; died of wounds, 6; died of disease, etc., 22; drowned, 1; suicide, 1; deserted, 3.


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