1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
Memorial cannon for 22nd Commander found in the Philippines
A memorial button made for the 22nd
COL Harry Clay Egbert - 1899
On September 27, 2012 a cannon
was unearthed in the Malinta town section of Valenzuela City in
The inscription on the cannon denotes that it was at one time a memorial to Colonel Harry Clay Egbert,
who commanded the 22nd Infantry Regiment in 1898-1899. COL Egbert was killed in action during the battle
for Malinta on March 26, 1899.
At the time of his death, COL
Egbert was a Colonel in the Regular Army, Commander of the US 22d
and had just been discharged as a Brigadier General of Volunteers.
The 1st Battalion website is grateful to Kevin
Perez, a student of Filipino history,
for calling this event to our attention.
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