THE SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
Unidentified Buglers, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard

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Description Gelatin print copy of an Unidentified Buglers, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard.
Year Range from 1898
Event Spanish American War
Year range to 1898
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor view of 12 Unidentified Buglers, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. They are wearing for the most part Campaign hats; fatigue blouses, and leggings. Two wear the P1973 forage cap and one is entirely dressed in civilian clothes. The bugler standing on the ground at right may be Robert "Popsey" Brand, Jr. They are standing in front of one of the barracks buildings at Camp Harvey, near Milwaukee. Copy image made at an unknown date at the museum and cut up for a possible display, digitally repaired 09/01/2004.

This regiment mobilized on April 28, 1898. The twelve companies came from Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Appleton, Beaver Dam, Ripon, Ashland, and other local communities. The regiment mustered into Federal service as the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteers, at Camp Harvey in Milwaukee on May 12. The men trained at Camp Thomas, Georgia for two months. In July, they moved by train to Charleston, South Carolina, where they shipped out to Puerto Rico. Landing at Playa De Ponce on July 28, 1898, they participated in combat at Coamo on August 9. They remained in Puerto Rico after the signing of the Peace Protocol for one month. Companies B and F, from Oshkosh, returned on September 9, to a hero's welcome. The 2nd and 3rd Wisconsin were the only two regiments from the state to see actual fighting during the war. There were no battle casualties, but ten men from the regiment died of disease during the conflict.
Object ID P2004.44.12
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Brand, Robert "Popsey", Jr.
Place Camp Harvey, WI
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects Group photographs
Male
Soldiers
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Spanish American War
Bugles
Musicians
Barracks
Title Unidentified Buglers, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard
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