22nd Infantry Regiment Miscellaneous Photos 1883-1902

 

 

May 1883 - An officer stands in front of a Company of the 22nd Infantry at Fort Lewis, in Hesperus, Colorado.
When this photo was taken Colonel D.S. Stanley commanded the 22nd Infantry and the Post at Fort Lewis.
On this date Regimental Headquarters along with Companies B, G, H and K were the garrison at Fort Lewis.
The soldiers are standing at "parade rest" in their parade uniforms with white gloves.

Photo from Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies

 

 

 

Josef Waznak of the 22nd Infantry, photographed by 22nd Infantry musician
Christian Barthelmess. The sky blue color and detachable hood/cape of his greatcoat
denotes he is wearing the Model 1884 version of that garment. Private Josef Waznak
became a member of Company D 22nd Infantry at Fort Keogh, Montana on August 7, 1892
and served with his Company until August 10, 1895 when he was discharged at
Fort Assinibone, Montana.

Photograph from the Time Life book THE OLD WEST: THE SOLDIERS by David Nevin published 1974.
Uniform and enlistment details by the webmaster

 

 

"Twenty-second Infantry firing prone at long-range targets on the rifle range
half a mile north of Fort Keogh, using Springfield rifles, about 1890."
(Ed., Note the huge cloud of smoke from the black powder rifles.
The Soldier nearest the camera is a Corporal, designated by his chevrons
and the single white stripe down his trouser legs.)

Photo by Christian Barthelmess ( Musician, 22nd Infantry )
From the book Photographer On An Army Mule
by Maurice Frink with Casey E. Barthelmess
University of Oklahoma Press

 

"Fort Keogh folks liked to square dance and often at a summer picnic improvised
a dance floor by pegging canvas to the ground, as at this Twenty-second Infantry party.
Right center, hand on hip, Musician Block; extreme right Q.M.Sgt. and Mrs. Michael G. Giltinan;
extreme left, their daughter, Genevieve."
(Ed., the model 1872 forage caps date this photo as circa 1888-1895.)

Photo by Christian Barthelmess ( Musician, 22nd Infantry )
From the book Photographer On An Army Mule
by Maurice Frink with Casey E. Barthelmess
University of Oklahoma Press

 

"Twenty-second Infantry band in full dress, in front of the band quarters at Keogh,
with Christian Barthelmess seated left. (Photograph not taken by Barthelmess.)"
(Ed., photo circa 1888-1895)

From the book Photographer On An Army Mule
by Maurice Frink with Casey E. Barthelmess
University of Oklahoma Press

 

A photo of some of the officers of the 22nd and 14th Infantry, taken at Fort Keogh August 1892.
Officers of the 22nd Infantry in the photo are:
Front row:
far left - Captain Benjamin C. Lockwood, Company D
third from right - Lieutenant Colonel John H. Page, Executive Officer
Back row:
far left - 2nd Lieutenant William A. Phillips, Company G
third from right - 1st Lieutenant Jacob F. Kreps Company E
second from right - 2nd Lieutenant Robert L. Hamilton, Company D
far right - Captain John G. Ballance, Regimental Adjutant

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"Soap Suds Row home of Sgt. Tackelberry, Twenty-second Infantry,
one of the early log homes at Fort Keogh. Most western posts had areas called
Soap Suds Row because many enlisted men's wives laundered for their own and officers'
families. The shack in rear of this home housed the family water barrels."
(Ed., photo dated circa 1895-96, by the model 1895 forage cap worn by SGT Tackelberry.)

Photo by Christian Barthelmess ( Musician, 22nd Infantry )
From the book Photographer On An Army Mule
by Maurice Frink with Casey E. Barthelmess
University of Oklahoma Press

 

"Officers' wives occasionally visited them in their camps on practice marches.
.....The stove-equipped tent bears stenciled insignia of both the Twentieth and Twenty-second Infantry."
(Ed., again, photo taken in either 1895 or 1896.)

Photo by Christian Barthelmess ( Musician, 22nd Infantry )
From the book Photographer On An Army Mule
by Maurice Frink with Casey E. Barthelmess
University of Oklahoma Press

 

"The Twenty-second Infantry leaves Fort Keogh in 1896, by train."
(Ed., After being stationed at Ft Keogh for eight years, the entire Regiment
moved to Fort Crook, Nebraska during the month of June 1896.
One Soldier on the platform is wearing a white cloth covered cork summer helmet,
officer on platform far right has what appears to be an M1840 'Foot' officer's sword.)

Photo by Christian Barthelmess ( Musician, 22nd Infantry )
From the book Photographer On An Army Mule
by Maurice Frink with Casey E. Barthelmess
University of Oklahoma Press

 

The 22nd Infantry Regiment on the parade ground at Fort Crook,
Regimental Band on the left
, Officers' Row in background. Photo dated June 1896.

From the 22nd Infantry Regiment Society Website

 

Caption reads:
Band, 22nd U.S. Infantry, Fort Crook, Neb.
Winners of First Prize at Minneapolis, July 5, 1897 - Seven Bands Competing

Below are four enlargements of sections of the above photo:

Band, 22nd U.S. Infantry, Fort Crook, Neb. 1897

 

Band, 22nd U.S. Infantry, Fort Crook, Neb. 1897

 

Band, 22nd U.S. Infantry, Fort Crook, Neb. 1897

 

Band, 22nd U.S. Infantry, Fort Crook, Neb. 1897

 

 

Company D 22nd Infantry camped in the field September 1897

 

 

1st Battalion 22nd Infantry marching from Fort Crook to Schuyler, Nebraska, some 75 miles away,
dated September 1, 1897. Photo by William H. McKay of Omaha, Nebraska.

Courtesy of Ben Justman, Executive Director, Sarpy County Museum

http://www.sarpycountymuseum.org

 

 

Enlargement of section of above photo, showing the advance guard of Company C leading the march. The tall officer in
the front center must be Captain William H. Kell, who commanded Company C at this time. Kell was commissioned a 2nd
Lieutenant in the 22nd Infantry in December 1872, and served with the 22nd until his retirement with the rank of
Major in December 1899. The other two officers in front must also be 1st Lieutenant Harold L. Jackson and
2nd Lieutenant Frederick W. Lewis, who were the other two officers assigned to Company C at the date of the photo.

Courtesy of Ben Justman, Executive Director, Sarpy County Museum

http://www.sarpycountymuseum.org

 

 

Photo of an unknown Sergeant of
Company M 22nd Infantry

Photo taken by William H. McKay of Omaha,
Nebraska, while the Regiment was based
out of Fort Crook.

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Enlarged section of above photo. Note the cap badge for Company M 22nd Infantry.
Also note the whiskey bottle stuck in the Sergeant's coat. The pistols are definitely non Army issue.
The medal with the U.S. flag is an Army-Navy Union Society medal. The other medal is most likely
a shooting award of some kind. The badges on his collar are US Army marksman buttons
of the second pattern. They date this photo as having been taken 1896-1897.

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Corporal John L. Evans

Company H 22nd Infantry

CPL Evans is wearing the Model 1895 cap,
Model 1875 five-button campaign coat,
Model 1884 trousers with inch white stripe
to denote Corporal rank,
dark blue Mills cartridge belt
with bayonet for the Krag rifle.

His haversack, knapsack and canteen are all
marked with the insignia of H Company
22nd Infantry, and his individual
Soldier's number within the Company
of number "48".

The 30/40 Krag rifles in the rifle rack all
appear to be nickel plated, most likely for the
Color Guard, or some other ceremonial purpose.

Photo taken by William H. McKay of Omaha,
Nebraska, while the Regiment was based
out of Fort Crook, ca. 1896-1903

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An enlargement of the above photo,
showing the Model 1895 forage cap
worn by CPL John Evans.
The cap insignia for
Company H 22nd Infantry
can clearly be seen.

     

 

 

Company H 22nd Infantry Fort Crook, Nebraska, ca. 1896-1903
Corporal John Evans is seated, far left. Note the inch wide white stripe on his trouser leg,
denoting the rank of Corporal, while the Sergeant, standing, far left, has a 1 inch wide stripe
on his trouser leg, denoting the rank of Sergeant. Soldier laying on ground, far right,
has musician insignia on his forage cap, indicating he is probably the company bugler.

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Mess area of Company H 22nd Infantry at Tampa, Florida April-June 1898
as the Regiment prepared for deployment to Cuba.

 

 

 

Photo identified as G Company 22nd Infantry but may be D Company.
Parade dress uniforms with white gloves, Krag rifles and dark blue cartridge belts.
The two buglers seated front, have Musician insignia on their 1895 forage caps.
The Sergeant immediately behind and between the buglers is wearing the model 1902 rank chevron.
The mix of newer and older model chevrons indicate this photo was most likely taken 1902-1903,
during the Regiment's break from Philippine service.

 

 

Non Commissioned Officers of Company D 22nd Infantry in parade dress with white cardboard collars.
The two Sergeants, seated, left front, and the Corporal, standing, center rear, wear the model 1902 rank chevrons,
while all other NCO's wear the older 19th century chevrons. All Soldiers wear the model 1895 forage cap.
The mix of newer and older model chevrons indicate this photo was most likely taken 1902-1903, during the Regiment's break
from Philippine service. During these years, Company D was moved about from forts in Nebraska to Oklahoma to Kansas.
The two Soldiers standing in the back row on the extreme left and extreme right wear musician insignia on their caps,
and are the same two buglers in the photo named as G Company which is immediately above this photo.
The same First Sergeant is in both photos also.

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