Brown County, Minnesota

 

  Brown County in the Spanish American War

In 1898, when war against Spain was declared by Congress through President William McKinley, the National Guard was largely utilized in making up the quota from the various states in the Union, Minnesota did her share nobly.

The Twelfth, formerly the Second Regiment, was sworn into the United States service, May 6, 1898. The personnel of the regiment from New Ulm was:

Colonel, Joseph Bobleter; adjutant,
Louis G. Vogel; quartermaster,
John Lind; regimental sergeant,
Albert F. Koch; captain,
Albert Steinhauser; lieutenant,
John Buschers; second lieutenant,
Louis Mueller; first sergeant,
Robert Fritsche; second sergeant,
Ed. J. Bobeleter;

There were fifteen non-commissioned officers and forty-one privates. (Not given)

The citizens presented the command with a beautiful flag before they departed. They were sent south, but saw no active war service, and were mustered out on November 12, 1898, leaving Lexington, Kentucky, in the month of September.

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Source: History of Brown County, Minnesota, L. A. Fritsche, M.D., Editor, Volume I, 1916.

 

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