Charles G. Peters
Company B 22nd Infantry
Charles G. Peters was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1865.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company B of the 22nd Infantry on July 20,
at Baltimore, Maryland. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 5 ¼ inches tall, had sandy hair,
blue eyes and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Printer.
Private Charles G. Peters died
at the 4th District Hospital, San Isidro, Nueva Ecija Province,
Department of North Luzon, Philippine Islands, on June 19, 1900.
His cause of death was listed as
diarrhea. In the Register of Enlistments his cause of death
is recorded as acute dysentery.
Listing of Charles G. Peter's death and
original burial in the report written by
2nd Lieutenant Frederick B. Kerr, Commanding Officer Company B 22nd Infantry, January 2, 1901.
Note that Peters was originally buried in Grave # 13 in the San Isidro Military Cemetery, Philippine Islands.
He was later returned to the United States and interred at East Harrisburg Cemetery, Pennsylvania.
Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway
Charles G. Peters was buried in
the cemetery at San Isidro and his remains were shipped back
to the United States on the transport Logan which arrived in San Francisco on March 29, 1901.
His body was then shipped to his widow Mrs. K.L. Peters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
East Harrisburg Cemetery
Grave marker for Charles G. Peters
The inscription reads:
CO B 22 U.S. INF S.A.W.
(S.A.W. refers to Spanish American War.
Though Peters died in the Philippine Insurrection,
most Americans at that time considered it a part of the same war which had started in 1898.)
Photo by: Glenn Koons from the Find A Grave website
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