Andrew E. Larson

Company C 22nd Infantry

DOD 07/31/1901

 

 

Andrew E. Larson was born in Winthrop, Minnesota in 1873.
(His enlistment record gives his birth year as 1873, his grave marker gives his birth year as 1872.)

He enlisted as a Private in the 15th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry on July 2, 1898 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He was mustered in to the Regiment on July 16, 1898 at Camp Ramsey, near St. Paul, Minnesota.

The 15th Minnesota V.I. served in the continental United States between July 1898 and March 1899.

Larson was honorably discharged with the rank/position of Private/Artificer from Company I of the 15th Minnesota V.I.
on March 27, 1899 at Camp MacKenzie, Augusta, Georgia. According to the General Index to Compiled Service Records
of Volunteer Soldiers who Served During the War with Spain
Larson also served in Company G of the 15th Minnesota V.I.

He enlisted as a Private for a period of 3 years in Company C of the 22nd Infantry on July 3, 1899
at Minneapolis, Minnesota. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 inches tall,
had light brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Carpenter.

 

         

Left:

This photo of Andrew E. Larson
was offered for sale on Ebay
in 2015.

The photographer's name was
embossed on the front of the
photo as W. Hirota.

Also embossed was
his address:

From Japan.
San Fernando,
P.I.

Thus it appears the photo
was taken in the Philippines
between 1899 and 1901.

 

 

Right:

Written on the back
of the above photo
was the identification
of Andrew Larson
with a history of his
military service.

Note the date of
"before 1900."

         

 

 

Larson joined Company C on September 15, 1899 at Angeles, Island of Luzon, Philippine Islands.

From November 21, 1899 to January 12, 1900 he was recorded as being sick in the hospital
at Cabanatuan on the Island of Luzon.

From February 24 to March 7, 1900 he and two other soldiers from his Company guarded
a bridge at Santa Rosa, Island of Luzon.

At an unknown date he was promoted to Corporal.

On June 22, 1901 Larson was admitted sick into the military hospital at San Isidro, Island of Luzon.
In July he was transferred to the 1st Reserve Hospital in Manila.

Corporal Larson died in Hospital No. 3 at Manila, Philippines on July 31, 1901.

His cause of death was Amoebic dysentery.

 

The body of Andrew E. Larson was returned to the United States aboard the transport Dix and arrived in San Francisco,
California on September 5, 1901. His body was shipped to Mrs. Augusta Johnston in Byron, Minnesota.

 

Burial:

Byron Cemetery
Byron, Olmsted County,
Minnesota

 

Grave marker for Andrew E. Larson

Photo by Steve Kiner from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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