Company B 22nd Infantry
James McNerney was born in Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania in 1874.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company B of the 22nd Infantry on November
at Cleveland, Ohio. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 9 inches tall, had dark brown hair,
blue eyes and a sandy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Stoneworker.
Private James McNerney died at
the 4th District Hospital at San Isidro, District of North Luzon,
Philippines, on May 15, 1900. His cause of death was listed as chronic diarrhea.
Listing of James McNerney's death
(marked by the red star) in the report written by
2nd Lieutenant Frederick B. Kerr, Commanding Officer Company B 22nd Infantry, January 2, 1901.
Document courtesy of Matthew Westfall, author of The Devil's Causeway
James McNerney was buried at the small military cemetery at San Isidro, Island of Luzon in Grave #1.
In 1901 his remains were shipped
to the United States (most likely on the transport Logan
which carried a number of the 22nd Infantry's dead and arrived in San Francisco on March 29, 1901)
and his body was shipped to his mother Mrs. Mary McNerney in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on April 11, 1901.
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