Sergeant William Pueppke, Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard

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Description Gelatin print mounted on gray colored card stock of Sergeant William Pueppke, Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard.

Year Range from 1898
Event Spanish American War
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1898
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper/Ink
Neg # 22536
Notes Full standing view of Sergeant William Pueppke, Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. He is wearing a fatigue blouse; trousers; leggings; cartridge belt with bayonet cabbard; blanket roll; haversack with tin cup; canteen and campaign hat. He holds a Kragg-Jorgenson Rifle in the position of "Parade Rest". He wears a full beard from campaigning in Puerto Rico.

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 P2004.10.1
Object Name cabinet card
People Pueppke, William
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Spanish American War
Title Sergeant William Pueppke, Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard
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