Charles P. Garst
Company D 22nd Infantry
Charles P. Garst was born in Cloud County, Kansas on September 9, 1873.
He was a member of Company L
21st Kansas Volunteer Infantry which was mustered into
service in May 1898. The 21st Kansas V.I. served in the continental United States during the
War with Spain. Garst was discharged from the 21st Kansas V.I. on December 1, 1898.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company C of the 20th Infantry on December
at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 5 ¼ inches tall,
had light brown hair, blue eyes and a light complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Soldier.
He was discharged from this enlistment as a Private on February 4, 1901 at Manila, Philippines, with
a character reference of Excellent.
Garst enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company D of the 22nd Infantry on March 23,
at Fort Reno, Indian Territory (Oklahoma). On this enlistment record his previous occupation was listed
Private Garst died of typhoid fever at Camp Marahui, Island of Mindanao, Philippines on August 28, 1904.
He left behind his wife Grace and son Charles Phillip.
Article from Sedan Lance,
Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas Friday September 23, 1904 pg 6
by PattiWalker17 from Ancestry.com
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Memorial monument for Charles P. Garst.
Photo by Margaret from the Find A Grave website
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