Richard A. Walsh
Company A 22nd Infantry
Richard A. Walsh was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 8, 1873.
He enlisted for a period of 3
years as a Private in Company A of the 22nd Infantry on December
at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. His enlistment record indicated that he stood 5 feet 5 ¾ inches tall, had black hair,
brown eyes and a dark complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Carpenter.
He reported to Fort Crook, Nebraska on December 19, 1896 and was assigned to Company A 22nd Infantry.
Private Richard A. Walsh died of
chronic malarial diarrhea contracted during the campaign in Cuba,
while aboard the transport Mobile, enroute to the United States with the Regiment.
Walsh died on August 19, 1898, the day before the Mobile landed at Montauk, New York.
His body was shipped from Camp
Wikoff at Montauk, New York on August 23, 1898
to Brooklyn, New York.
The Evergreens Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
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