Really great finds! I like how you have a photo of Barr wearing the gloves you own, don't see stuff like that to often. What was the average number of soldiers per company during this time? As you mentioned there was only one Lt. per company.
Thanks David D. Although I would like to clear up on point, each company had more than one Lieutenant, however unlike a modern infantry company, there was only 1 First Lieutenant and 1 Second Lieutenant. Today we consider these terms to be just a rank, whereas an infantry company could have 3 or 4 First Lieutenants. At the time of the Spanish-American War, you could only have one First Lieutenant as he was the ranking lieutenant in the company.
During the Span-Am, an Infantry company mobilized from the Indiana National Guard had approximately 100 enlisted men and three officers. The enlisted men consisted of members of the guard companies that were called to Federal duty and recruits. At least with the Indiana Volunteer Infantry, the recruits were men who volunteered from the same area in which the regiment was raised, but joined after the guard companies had been mustered.