1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
Sixteen years on the Plains
Charles W. Temple
22nd US Infantry
Charles Temple, as a Corporal of the US Infantry
Charles W. Temple was an
extraordinary man who served in uniform for the better part of 43
Born in Manchester, Vermont, in 1838, he joined the Army of the Confederacy in 1861
and Soldiered in that organization for the duration of the Civil War.
In 1875 he enlisted in the 8th
and eventually became a Non-commissioned officer in the 22nd US Infantry.
He was with the 22nd Infantry
during their first campaign in the Philippines,
and was mustered out of US service as a First Sergeant in 1904.
The following pages contain the
photographs and mementos of Charles W. Temple,
carefully and respectfully preserved by his Great-Grand Nephew, Carl R. Byron.
These items were donated to the
collection of 22nd Infantry memorabilia
currently held by the 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized),
under whose auspices they are displayed and added to the history and heritage
of the Regulars by God.
Dedicated to the memory of his
Sgt. Charles W. Temple
Carl R. Byron
Fort Crook, Nebraska, June 30, 1896.
Original photograph from the estate of Charles
View shows the Administration Building and Company Quarters of the then brand new Fort Crook.
The entire Regiment is assembled in front of the buildings in their field uniforms.
This date was the first muster of the Regiment at Ft. Crook, presided over by
Lieutenant Colonel John Patterson, who was 2nd-in-Command of the 22nd Infantry.
Original photograph is mounted on heavy card
stock, and measures 10 x 12 inches.
Image size is 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches.
Charles W. Temple
For more of the story of Charles W. Temple,
return to the HISTORY
and see his name under the Headings of Spanish American War
and Philippine Insurrection
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