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 "W" Surnames


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



WACHTER, George A., Private, Co. H; Residence: Pottsville, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WAGGONER, Elmer K., Private, Co. G; Residence: Carlisle, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 11, 1898; Discharged Jan. 2, 1899, on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability.

WAGNER, Anthony, Private, Co. F; Residence: Raven Run, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WAGNER, Frederick, Private, Co. F; Residence: Raven Run, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WALES, Oliver, Private, Co. I; Residence: Gatchelville, Pa.; Enrolled June 11, 1898; Mustered in June 11, 1898; Died Sept. 8, 1898, in Medico Chirurgical Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.

WALKER, Jesse E., Private, Co. D; Residence: Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Enrolled June 15, 1898; Mustered in June 15; 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WALKER, William J., Private, Co. A; Residence: York, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered In June 10, 1898; Discharged Feb. 14, 1899, per Surgeon's Certificate of Disability.

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

WALLICK, Harry, 1st Lieutenant, Co. I; Residence: Wrightsville, Pa.; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WALLICK, Levi, lst Sergeant, Co. I; Residence: Wrightsville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WALTERB, George A., Private, Co. G; Residence: Shippensburg, Pa.; Enrolled June 9, 1898; Mustered in June 9, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WALTERS, John W., Sergeant, 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.

WALTON, Charles A., Private, Co. G; Residence: Carlisle, Pa.; Enrolled June 13, 1898; Mustered in June 13, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WANDLABS, Leo, Corporal, Co. F; Residence: Girardville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Reduced to Private, per Regimental Order 157; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WANDLASS, Thomas C., Private, Co. F; Residence: Girardville, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Transferred to Volunteer Signal Corps per telegram dated Washington, D. C., Feb. 25, 1899, War Department, Assistant Adjutant General

WANTZ, Frank R., Private, Co. A; Residence: York, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered In June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WARNER, Frank, Private, Co. E; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WATT, Andrew P., Private, Co. A; Residence: York, Pa.; Enrolled May 8, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Discharged at Camp Meade Oct. 19, 1898, by order Secretary of War on telegram same date.

WATTS, Edward B., Lieutenant Colonel; Residence: Carlisle, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled as Major April 28, 1898; Appointed Lieutenant Colonel May 5, 1898; Accepted commission and entered upon duties of office May 9, 1898; Mustered in as Lieutenant Colonel May 12, 1898 ; Mustered out with Regiment March 7, 1899.

WAY, William S., Jr., Private, Co. F; Residence: Woodsfield, 0.; Enrolled April 25, 1898; Mustered in May 13, 1898; Transferred from Co. E, 7th Regiment 0. V. I., Nov. 4, 1898, per Special Order 261 A. G. O; Mustered out with company March 1, 1899.

WEAGLEY, George E., 1st Sergeant, Co. C; Residence: Chambersburg, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Discharged Dec. 13, 1898, on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability.

WEARY, Robert R., Private, Co. D; Residence: Carlisle Springs, Pa.; Enrolled June 15, 1898; Mustered in June 15, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WEAVER, Charles D., Private, Co. H; Residence: Cressona, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled May 6, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

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

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

WELSH, George W., Private, Co. A; Residence: York, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered In June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WENDEL, William J., Private, Co. F; Residence: Girardville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Promoted to Corporal Nov. 1, 1898; Discharged by telegram received from War Department, Washington, D. C., Jan. 18, 1899.

WENGER, Jacob B., Private, Co. I; Residence: May town, Pa.; Enrolled June 11, 1898; Mustered In June 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WERT, Edward H., Private, Co. D; Residence: Harrisburg, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Promoted to Corporal June 21, 1898; Discharged Nov. 2, 1898; per Special Order 275, A. G. O, 1898.

WEST, John Y., Private, Co. D; Residence: Harrisburg, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Promoted to Corporal June 21, 1898; Discharged at Augusta, Ga., Dec. 15, 1898, per telegram from the Secretary of War same date.

WEST, Samuel A., Private, Co. D; Residence: Harrisburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered In May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WESTENHEFFER, George P., Private, Co. I; Residence: Marietta, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

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

WHITE, Lawrence, Private, Co. F; Residence: Girardville, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WIEDERHOLD, John, Private, Co. H; Residence: Pottsville, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WIESTLING, Crawford W., Private, Co. C; Residence: Chambersburg, Pa.; Enrolled July 23, 1898; Mustered in July 23, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WIGGAM, Charles F., Private, 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.

WILBAR, Charles L., Private, Co. D; Residence: Harrisburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

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

WILLIAMS, Frank, Private, Co. H; Residence: Pottsville, Pa.; Enrolled May 6, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with Co: March 7, 1899.

WILLIAMS, Joseph, Private, Co. F; Residence: Girardville, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WILLIAMS, Walter N., Private, Co. H; Residence: Pottsville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Died Sept. 27, 1898, of typhoid fever at St. Joseph's Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.

WILLIAMS, William D., Private, Co. F; Residence: Shenandoah, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

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

WILLIAMS, William J., Private, Co. K; Residence: Wade, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered In May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WILLIAMS, William M., Priv, Co. C; Residence: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 27, 1898; Mustered in May 11, 1898; Transferred from Co. F, 9th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and Assigned to Co. C, 8th Pennsylvania Volunteer 1. per Special Order 70, Headquarters 8th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry July 18, 1898; Discharged Sept. 20, 1898 at Camp Meade, Pa., by order af Secretary of War, U. S. A.

WILLINGHAM, James H., Corporal, 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.

WILSON, Harry B., Quarter Master Sergeant, Co. H; Residence: Pottsville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Promoted to 1st Sergeant, May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company, March 7, 1899.

WILSON, Thomas J., Private, Co. K; Residence: Broad Mountain, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WILSON, Thbmas W., Private, Co. D; Residence: Harrisburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Promoted to Corporal June 21, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WILSON, William C., 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.

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

WINTERS, William I., Private, Co. D; Residence: Harrisburg, 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.

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

WISSNER, Charles H., Private, Co. C; Residence: McConnellsburg, Pa.; Enrolled June 13, 1898; Mustered in June 13, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WITMMER, Elwood B., Private, Co. A; Residence: York, Pa.; Enrolled June 10, 1898; Mustered in June 10, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WOLFE, George W., Private, Co. C; Residence: Chambersburg, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania); Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WOLFE, Joseph F., Private, Co. 4; Residence: York, Pa.; Enrolled May 8, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Appointed Wagoner, Nov. 24, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WOLLERTON, William M., Private, Co. D; Residence: Harrisburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 12, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WOOD, George 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.

WOOD, Lafayette N., Private, Co. G; Residence: Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered in May 11, 1898; Appointed Musician, May 11, 1898; Mustered out with company March 7, 1899.

WOODEN, Willard, 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.

W00K, Edward J., 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.

WORLEY, Edward J., Private, Co. I; Residence: Marietta, Pa.; Enrolled May 7, 1898; Mustered In May 12, 1898; Transferred Jan. 20, 1899, to 11th Co. United States Volunteer Signal Corps.

WYNN, William, Private, Co. E; Residence: Mahanoy City, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Promoted to Corporal June 20, 1898; Mo 0. with Co. March 7, 1899.


Source: Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898, Thomas J. Stewart, Adjutant General, 1900.



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