Edwin C. Dady
Company B 22nd Infantry
Edwin C. Dady was born in Ohio in July 1880.
Dady served in Company I of the
5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the War with Spain.
The 5th Ohio was mustered into service from April through June 1898 and was moved to Florida
in anticipation of deployment to Cuba. The war ended before the Regiment could be sent overseas
and it was mustered out of service in November 1898. Company I had been raised from volunteers
at Cleveland, Ohio.
In the records of the 5th Ohio
Volunteer Infantry Regiment Dady is listed as being admitted to
3rd Division 4th Army Corps Hospital at Camp Amelia, Fernandina, Florida on August 21, 1898.
He is further listed as being sick in quarters August 27, 1898 and then being sent to the U.S. General
Hospital at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky on September 14, 1898.
On November 7, 1898 Dady
enlisted at Cleveland, Ohio in Company B 22nd Infantry for a
period of three years. On his
enlistment record his home town was listed as Collinwood, Ohio. His enlistment record further indicated that he had blue
eyes, dark brown hair, a fair complexion and stood 5 feet 8 ¾ inches tall. His occupation was listed as Soldier.
His prior service was given as being discharged from the 5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment on November 5, 1898.
Private Dady died on July 13,
1900. His enlistment record has recorded that he died of chronic
aboard the transport Hancock while enroute to San Francisco.
He was listed in the 1904
Regimental history as having Died Of Disease
(though his name was given as Edward C. Dady.)
Edwin C. Dady's decorations
Edwin C. Dady is buried in
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
Section 45 Lot 19
Grave marker for Edwin
The inscriptions are:
Co I. 5th O.V.I. (Company I 5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Co B. 22nd U.S.I. (Company B 22nd United States Infantry)
Photo by Richard Snyder from the Find A Grave website
The application for a pension filed by
the mother of Edwin C. Dady after his death.
The card indicates Edwin's service with both the 5th Ohio and the 22nd US Infantry.
Filed on May 21, 1901.
Photo from the "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, Family Search website
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