Pennsylvania Volunteers
in the Spanish-American War

1898-1899

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Pennsylvania Soldiers of the Eighth Regiment

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8th PA Regt "R" Surnames


Name, Rank, Company, Residence, Date of Enrollment, Promotions,
Mustered in Date, Mustered Out Date or Date of Death.



RAABE, Conrad W., Private, Co. B; Residence: Tamaqua, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RAEUCHLE, Charles L., Private, Co. H; Residence: Pottsville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; M. O. with Co. March 7, 1899.

RAILING, Charles H., Private, Co. G; Residence: Shippensburg, Pa.; Enrolled June 9, 1898; Mustered in June 9, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RAKESTRAW, Frank A., Private, Co. G; Residence: Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 5, 1898; Mustered in May 11, 1898; Died Aug. 25, 1898, at 1st Division, 2d Army Corps, Hospital, Camp Alger, Va.

RAMER, Harry M., Private, Co. A; Residence: York, Pa.; Enrolled May 8, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RAMSAY, Kenneth, Private, Co. E; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RAPP, Charles E., Private, Co. I; Residence: Marietta, Pa.; Enrolled June 11, 1898; Mustered in June 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RATHGEB, Frank E., Private, Co. G; Residence: Carlisle, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RAUSCH, Livingston V., 1st Lieutenant, & Quarter Master; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 27, 1898; Mustered in May 25, 1898; Enrolled as 1st Lieutenant, & I. R. P., 8th Regiment National Guard of Pennsylvania, and performed duty as Regimental Quarter Master from date of enrollment, by virtue of Verbal Order of Regimental Comd; Appointed Regimental Quarter Master, commission dated May 15, 1898; Mustered out with Regiment March 7, 1899.

RAY, Samuel P., Private, Co. K; Residence: St. Clair, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with v. Co. K; Residence: Wade, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

REESE, John 0., Private, Co. D; Residence: Pottsville, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered In June 10, 1898; Discharged at Augusta, Ga., Jan. 19, 1899, per Special Order 31 Adjutant General's Office Feb. 7, 1899.

REESE, Thomas J., Private, Co.F; Residence: Park Place, Pa.; Enrolled July 14, 1898; Mustered in July 14, 1898; Discharged Sept. 4, 1898, per General Order116 Adjutant General's Office same date.

REESE, William A., Artificer, Co. K; Residence: St. Clair, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

REESE, William H., Private, Co. F; Residence: Girardville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Promoted to Corporal June 21, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

REESER, Charles E., Private, Co. D; Residence: Harrisburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered In May 12, 1898; Discharged at Middletown, Pa., Sept. 3, 1898, per Special Order 208 Headquarters A. same date.

REICHELDERFER, George, Private, Co. B; Residence: March 7, 1899.

RAYBOULD, Charles, Primaqua, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

REICHELDERFER, George M., Private, Co. B; Residence: Reynolds, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

REICHERT, Irvin J., Private, Co. H; Residence: Pottsville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Promoted to Corporal June 20, 1898; Discharged at Pottsville, Pa., Jan. 26, 1899, by order of Secretary of War Jan. 19, 1899.

REIDINGER, Frank F., Private, Co. I; Residence: Marietta, Pa.; Enrolled June 11, 1898; Mustered in June 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899. v REIFF, Frank G., Musician, Co. H; Residence: Pottsville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

REIGHTER, Charles E., Private, Co.G; Residence: Boiling Springs, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

REILY, William F., 1st Lieutenant, & Assistant Surgeon; Residence: Carlisle, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrd April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 5, 1898; Resignation accepted to date May 5, 1898, per Special Order 117 Adjutant General's Office May 19, 1898.

REUTER,Joseph N., Private, Co. A; Residence: York, Pa.; Enrolled May 8, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RHOADES, Charles, Private, Co. E; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RHOADS, Edward F., Private, Co. E; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RHOADS, Jacob W., Private, Co. G; Residence: darlisle, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered In May 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RICE, Harry, Private, Co. D; Residence: Elizabethtown, Pa.; Enrolled June 15, 1898; Mustered In June 15, 1898; Appointed Wagoner, Jan. 26, 1899; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RICE, Lawrence, Private, Co. G; Residence: Carlisle, Pa.; Enrolled June 9, 1898; Mustered in June 9, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RICHARD, Noah, Private, Co. E; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Appointed Artificer, May 24, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RICHARDS, Frederick, Private, Co. E; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RICHARDSON, Thomas, Private, Co. E; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa.; Enrolled June 1C. 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RICHARDSON, William F., Quarter Master; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 5, 1898; Resignation accepted to date May 14, 1898, per Special Order 113 Adjutant General's Office ; On special duty as Acting Depot Quarter Master, Mt. Gretna, Pa., per Verbal Order Adjutant Gen. of Penna., from April 28 to May 18, 1898, incl.

RICHELDERFER, Augustus W., Corporal, Co. F; Residence: Girardville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RICHELDERFER, Howard, Private, Co. F; Residence: Girardville, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898: Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 1, 1899.

RICHTER, John R., Private, Co. C; Residence: Chambersburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RIEBE, William E., Private, Co. B; Residence: Lansford, Pa.; Enrolled May 8, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RILEY, George H., Private, Co. C; Residence: Chambersburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RILEY, John A., Corporal, Co. G; Residence: Carlisle, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RINEHART, Rush S., Private, Co. C; Residence: Chambersburg, Pa.; Enrolled June 13, 1898; Mustered in June 13, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RINKER, Edward J. Private, Co. B; Residence: Tamaqua, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RITTER, Charles R., Private, Co. I; Residence: Marietta, Pa.; Enrolled June 11, 1898; Mustered in June 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RITTER, James A., Musician, Co. A; Residence: Chambersburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 8, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

ROACH, David, Private, Co. K; Residence: Shamokin, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered In June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

ROATH, George L., Private, Co. I; Residence: Marietta, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered In May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

ROATH, William W., Private, Co. I; Residence: Marietta, Pa.; Enrolled June 11, 1898; Mustered in June 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

ROBERTS, John H., Private, Co. D; Residence: Orange, N. J.; Enrolled June 15, 1898; Mustered in June 15, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

ROBERTS, Joseph H., Private, Co. 1; Residence: Marietta; Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

ROBERTS, William, Corporal, Co. I; Residence: Columbia, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Discharged.Jan. 24, 1899, per paragraph 1 Special Order 31, War Department Adjutant General's Office Feb. 7, 1899.

ROBINSON, Joseph, Private, Co. E; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RODENHAUSER, George M., Private, Co. I; Residence: Columbia, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RODENHAVER, Andrew J., Private, Co. C; Residence: Chambersburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Discharged Feb. 16, 1899, on Surgeon's Certificate of disability.

RODGERS, Frederick S., Private, Co. G; Residence: Carlisle, Pa.; Enrolled June 13, 1898; Mustered in June 13, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

ROGERS, Jehu, Private, Co. F; Res; Girardville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with Co, March 7, 1899.

ROLLAND, Robert M., Private, Co. A; Residence: York, Pa.; , Enrolled May 8, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

ROUSH, Guy F., Private, Co. D; Residence: Mifflinburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered In May 12, 1898; Discharged Aug. 27, 1898, at Dunn Loring, Va., by order of Assistant Adjutant General of the Army same date.

ROWE, Charles, Private, Co. E; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RUDY, John J., Private, Co. G; Residence: Carlisle, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 11, 1898; Promoted to Corporal Nov. 1, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RUFFING, Joseph F., Private, Co. K; Residence: Minersville, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RUSSELL, Harry B., lst Sergeant, Co. B; Residence: Tamaqua, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Discharged Nov. 14, 1898, by reason of promotion to 2d Lieutenant,; Appointed 2d Lieutenant, Nov. 15, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RUTHERFORD, Jacob H., Private, Co. I; Residence: Marietta, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RUTHERFORD, Joseph G., Private, Co. I; Residence: Marietta. Pa.; Enrolled June 11, 1898; Mustered in June 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RYAN, Edward J., Private, Co. F; Residence: Girardville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

RYDER, John C., Private, Co. A; Residence: York, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Entd. April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.
Source: Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898, Thomas J. Stewart, Adjutant General, 1900.



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