1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

 

Charles W. Temple

22nd US Infantry

 

Company E 22nd Infantry Soldiers Memorial Print

 

 

The Company E 22nd US Infantry Memorial Print from the estate of Charles W. Temple,
commemorating the service of Company E in the Spanish American War.

 

The figure of Columbia ( a popular term for the United States of the time)
sits above portraits of President William McKinley (left) and General of the Armies Nelson Miles (right).
Columbia is flanked by her Soldiers and she is handing the laurel wreath of victory to her wounded Soldier.

 

In the far left American troops in full field gear march off from their encampment,
guarded by the might of the US Navy in the waters offshore.

 

On the right US troops in parade dress stand in formation.
They wear the model 1895 forage cap, sometimes called the "pillbox" cap.

 

 

The Headquarters section of Company E.
Shown at the bottom is the Regimental Staff,
led by LTC John Patterson, who took over the Regiment after the promotion
of COL Charles Wikoff.

 

Listing of Privates in the Company.

 

 

Ira Sackrider is listed above
on the Memorial Print in the
list of Privates of E Company.

In 1908 he received the Spanish Campaign Medal
after he had left the 22nd Infantry and become
a member of the 9th Infantry.

Left: The official paperwork for his Medal.
Note he is recorded as having been in
Company E 22nd Infantry at the time he
earned the medal.

Right: The Spanish Campaign Medal awarded
to Ira Sackrider. The ribbon is the first issue type
and was replaced with a yellow and blue ribbon
after 1913.

 

 

 

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----------------Bottom left of print gives list of E Company lost to the War--------Bottom right of print gives list of battles in which Company E participated

 

Bottom of print shows US and Cuban troops attacking Spanish positions,
flanked by portraits of General William Shafter (left) and Commodore George Dewey (right).

Legend at bottom of print states:

"Headquarters 22nd INFANTRY
-----------------------------------------------Fort Crook, Nebraska, December 13, 1898

An order has been received from the War Department to prepare
to leave for Manila, Philippine Islands."

 

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