Pennsylvania Volunteers
in the Spanish-American War

1898-1899

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Fourteenth Regiment PA History & Soldiers

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The Fourteenth Regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania, was composed of eight companies, five of which, A, B, E, F and G, were recruited in the city of Pittsburg; the others in Allegheny county - C at Oakdale Station, I at Elizabeth and K at Carnegie. The regiment in compliance with the orders of the Governor left Pittsburg on the night of April 27, 1898, for Mt. Gretna, where it arrived at 10 o'clock A. M., April 28, 1898. The regiment was reviewed by the Governor on May 3rd, 1898, and immediately thereafter the roll of the regiment was called and the officers and men given the opportunity to volunteer for service in the war with Spain. The various companies were at once recruited to seventy-eight officers and enlisted men, and on May 12th, 1898, the regiment was Mustered In to the United States service as the Fourteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

The regiment remained at Mt. Gretna, Pa., until June 12th, when in compliance with orders from the War Department it proceeded to Fort Mott, N. J. Companies E and F were detached and under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Graham, were stationed at Fort Delaware, Delaware. The regiment was subsequently recruited to 1011 enlisted men and three officers for each company. On July 26th in compliance with Special Order s No. 156, Headquarters Department of the East, dated July 114th, Companies L and K, stationed at Fort Mott, changed station with Companies E and F stationed at Fort Delaware. The regiment remained at the stations above mentioned until September 3, 1898, when pursuant to orders it proceeded to Camp George G. Meade, at Middletown, Pa., and was shortly afterwards assigned to the Second Brigade, First Division, Second Army Corps. While in camp at Middletown the Command participated in the Peace Jubilee Celebration in the city of Philadelphia, October 27, 1898.

Pursuant to General Orders No. 137, Headquarters Second Army Corps, dated November 7, 1898, the regiment on November l4th proceeded by rail to Summerville, South Carolina., via Harrisburg, Pa., Washington D. C., Richmond, Virginia, and Columbia, South Carolina, arriving at Summerville, South Carolina, 11.30 A. M., November 16th, 1898. The entire Second Brigade, First Division, Second Army Corps, composed of the Fourteenth Pennsylvania, Third Connecticut and Ninth Battalion, Ohio (Colored), had been transferred from Camp Meade to Summerville, South Carolina. Colonel William J. Glenn, of the Fourteenth Pennsylvania, was placed in command of the Brigade, and retained command until relieved by Brigadier General Watres: The regiment remained at Summerville, South Carolina, until mustered out of the service on February 28th, 1899.


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



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