Charles O. Rainwater
Company C 22nd Infantry
Charles O. Rainwater was born in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky in 1876.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on July 19,
at Evansville, Indiana. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 ½ inches tall, had dark brown hair,
blue eyes and a light complexion. His previous occupation was listed as harness maker.
Rainwater joined his Company on
September 15, 1899 at Angeles, Island of Luzon
in the Philippines.
He was recorded as being sick in the hospital at Cabanatuan on November 21, 1899.
Private Rainwater died of typhoid at Cabanatuan, Philippine Islands, on November 27, 1899.
Below is his listing in a report
of deaths in Company C in the Philippines,
prepared by the Company Commander, Captain Henry G. Lyon:
Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway
Charles Rainwater was originally
buried in the military cemetery at Cabanatuan, on the island of
His body was later returned to the United States, where he was interred at San Francisco, California.
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco County
Plot: Section ES Site 1280
Grave marker for Charles O. Rainwater
Photo by Carol from the Find A Grave website
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