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Col. 21st regiment, Phillipine Insurrection questions

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Hello all. This is my first post on the forum. I recently purchased a Phillipine Ins. campign medal and then looked it up on the OMSA rolls. It turrns out to have been issued to Col. C.A. Williams. 21st Regt. I know the Army was small enough then, there must be references to this officer in several places. Can anyone direct me to some ? If I knew his full name Im sure Id have more luck searching.

 

I read the Armys history of the campaign on their site, and the only ref. to the 21st was their involvement in the fighting south of Manila ( Laguna, etc.), but no mention of its commander.

 

Any help would be most appreciated.

 

 

Thank you

Bob

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Hi Bob,

 

There are some paid sites such as FOLD3 to which you can subscribe, but I found this page for a Charles A, Williams who served in the Philippines with the 21st Infantry. It may help give you a start in your research.

 

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/America/United_States/Army/USMA/Cullums_Register/2544*.html


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If you have access to Fold3, you can find him listed in the officer's registers. Here is one excerpt showing that he had been breveted.

 

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It also appears that he was promoted to Colonel in 1904.

 

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Interesting medal and man.

 

He also rec'ed Indian Wars Medal 701 on 29-Oct-08 (per Planchet Research Group PR6 "The Indian Wars Medal."

 

JimB


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Beast,

Thank you for the link. That was the motherlode! I do have fold 3, but am new to researching U.S. medals so didn’t think to look.

Thanks again

Bob

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