Eary Erin Sansoucie
Company A 22nd Infantry
Eary E. Sansoucie was born in
Jefferson County, Missouri on February 28, 1885.
(In the 1900 Census his date of birth was given as February 14, 1886.)
In at least one report from the 22nd Infantry in 1905 his name was listed as Earcy E. Sansoucie.
In several newspaper articles
from 1905 his name was listed as Early E. Sansoucie,
Early S. Sansoucie and Cary E. Sansoucie.
In the 1922 Regimental History his name was listed as Eary E. Lanconcy.
Eary E. Sansoucie enlisted in
Company A 22nd Infantry on April 11, 1904 at Bemidji, Minnesota.
He arrived in the Philippines and joined the Regiment July 11, 1904.
From July 11 to August 3, 1904 he was at Manila, Island of Luzon on detached service.
Private Sansoucie received
gunshot wounds to his body in action against hostile Moros
on the island of Jolo, Philippines during the Third Sulu Expedition. Private Sansoucie had been
a member of the Provisional Battalion of the 22nd Infantry, under the direct command
of Major General Leonard Wood, in the battles against the Moro chieftain Peruka-Utig,
May 1-3, 1905.
Eary E. Sansoucie was killed in
the battle at Peruka-Utig's cotta (fort) on May 3, 1905.
The Return of Casualties for the Provisional Battalion of the 22nd Infantry indicated that
he was buried in the field. The monthly Return of the 22nd Infantry for June 1905 recorded
that he was buried at Camp Balbach, Island of Jolo, Philippines.
The Return of Casualties
for the Provisional Battalion of the 22nd Infantry for the action
at Peruka-Utig's cotta on May 3, 1905.
Eary E. Sansoucie is listed on line number 5.
listing Eary E. Sansoucie as killed in action.
His first name is incorrectly spelled.
From The Butler Weekly Times, Butler, Missouri May 25, 1905
From the Library of Congress Chronicling America
At some later time the remains
of Eary E. Sansoucie were returned to the United States
where he was re-interred in Missouri.
Grave marker for Eary E. Sansoucie
The inscription reads:
J. AND E.
Feb. 28, 1885
MINDANAO, MORO, P.I.
May 3, 1905
Photo by M Shanklin
(Note: Eary E. Sansoucie was
killed on the Island of Jolo, not Mindanao as incorrectly
on his grave marker. The Headquarters of the 22nd Infantry was on Mindanao.)
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