1st Regiment Idaho Volunteer Infantry Roster

1ST REGIMENT IDAHO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY ROSTER

The 1st Regiment Idaho Volunteer Infantry Roster was pulled from three sources: Annual Report of Operations Military, Civil and Political (1898-99), History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains (1920) and the Micah J. Jenkins of Camp No. 164, Sons of Spanish American War Veterans, courtesy of Kenneth H. Robison II. There will be some conflicting interests but as more evidences emerge for the fact on many of these conflicts, it will be corrected.

The Roster's Officers & Field Staff

The 1st Idaho Volunteer Infantry had served in the Philippines during the Spanish American War and the Philippine American War.

Officers:
Jones, John W., Lieutenant Colonel1
    succeeded: Hamer, Thomas R. Lieutenant Colonel2
        succeeded: Figgins, Daniel W. Lieutenant Colonel
Figgins, Daniel W. Major3
    succeeded: Fenn, Frank A., Major4
McConville, Edward, Major5 (KIA)
    succeeded: McRoberts, Phil W. Major6
Springer, Warren D. Major & Surgeon
Conant, Jesse L., Jr. 1st Lieutenant & Assistant Surgeon
Stephenson, Wm. D. Captain & Chaplain
Roos, Louis N. 1st Lieutenant & Adjutant
Gallagher, Marvin L. 1st Lieutenant & Quartermaster7
    succeeded: Shellworth, Harry C., Quartermaster Sergeant

Sergeants:
Osborn, Tremain M., Regimental Sergeant Major8
    succeeded: Badley, Durbin L., 1st Lieutenant, Co. G
Shellworth, Harry C., Quartermaster Sergeant

Musicians:
Reed, Albert W., Chief Musician
Maronheimer, George H., Principal Musician
Fenn, Fred D., Band Sergeant

Table of Contents

Listed below is the link to each company created in the 1st Regiment Idaho Volunteer Infantry

[ Company A ]   [ Company B ]   [ Company C ]   [ Company D ]
[ Company E ]   [ Company F ]   [ Company G ] [ Company H ]

Other Informations

This is an on-going list of things that are related to the veterans from this conflict.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4.

IN MEMORY OP IDAHO'S PATRIOTIC AND HEROIC CITIZENS
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
IN DEFENSE OF THEIR COUNTRY'S HONOR.

Whereas, When the President called for troops to take part in the Spanish-American war, the State of Idaho was asked to furnish two companies for said war, and through the influence of prominent citizens of the State, a regimental organization was secured, which organization was directed to embark for Manila where they achieved honor and distinction at the sacrifice of Major McConville, who, with many other patriotic and heroic Idahoans, while defending our flag and our Nation's honor, fell. Therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representatives the Senate concurring that a monument be erected on the capitol grounds at Boise City in commemoration of their memory and their distinguished service, and be it further resolved that the State Legislature, now in session, include in the appropriation bill the sum of $2,500. for the erection of such a monument. Be it further resolved that the plans, acceptance of bids, and other matters pertaining to the carrying out of the provisions of this bill, be placed in the charge, and under the supervision of the Adjutant General: Provided, That the bills, and accounts for expenditures, be audited and allowed hy the State Board of Examiners, as otherwise provided by law.

Passed the House of Representatives the 6th. dav of February, 1903.
Passed the Senate the 13th. day of February, 1903.
(Idaho Sessions Law)


Spanish American War Memorial Statue
University of Idaho
Moscow Idaho

Annotations

  1. Jones resigned on recommendation of the surgeon. He had a fine attainments, served as a colonel in the Confederate army during the Civil War and consequently was well along in years. Succeeded by Capt. Thomas r. Hamer of Co. E, and then by Major Daniel W. Figgins.
  2. Hamer was the Lieutenant Colonel after Jones resignation. He was mustered in as a Captain of Company E; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on March 5th, 1899, honorably discharged from service on July 10th, 1899. He was appointed as Lieutenant Colonel of the 37th United States Volunteer Infantry Regiment on July 5th, 1899.
  3. Figgins served as Major until he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He was mustered in as a Major, later promoted to Lieutenant Colonel upon the discharge of Lieutenant Colonel Hamer.
  4. Fenn was promoted to Major after he was mustered in as a Captain of Company H. He served as the 1st Lieutenant of the 2nd Regiment of the Idaho Militia in Company B during the Indian War of 1877. Fenn was promoted to Major upon the promotion of Major Figgins. He commanded the 1st Battalion.
  5. McConville had served in the Civil War's 13th New York Volunteer Cavalry from 1861-1865 and the 21st U.S. Infantry from 1865-1873. He also served in the Nez Perce War of 1877 as an Idaho Militia Officer, then later as a Colonel in the Bannock War of 1878. McConville mustered in as a Major of the 1st Idaho Volunteer Infantry. He was killed in action on Febraury 5, 1899 at Santa Ana, Philipiine Islands.
  6. McRoberts was mustered in as a Captaiin of Company A, and then promoted to Major when Major McConville was killed in action.
  7. Gallagher was succeeded by Quartermaster Sgt. James Graham
  8. Osborn was mustered in as a Sergeant in Company D and later was promoted to Regimental Sergeant Major. He was succeeded by Durbin L. Badley

Citations

Hawley, James H., History of Idaho, The Gem of the Mountains, vol I (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company; 1920): 566-574. USArchives.net, http://files.usgwarchives.net/id/statewide/spanamer.txt (accessed: June 11, 2011).

Idaho Session Laws (Boise, idaho: Stateman Printing Co., 1903): 448. Google eBook (accessed: June 19, 2011).

Otis, Elwell Stephen. Annual Report of Operations Military, Civil and Political: Together with Appendices, vol. 2 (Philippines. United States Military Governor, 1898-1899): 56. Google eBook, http://books.google.com/books?id=JSIYAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA56&dq=First+Idaho+Volunteer+Infantry&hl=en&ei=f1f-Tb3HGYaDtgeRuOC6Dg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=First%20Idaho%20Volunteer%20Infantry&f=false (accessed: June 19, 2011).

The Micah John Jenkins of Camp No. 164, Sons of Spanish American War Veterans (online): courtesy of Kenneth H. Robison II. SSAWV http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scjssawv/ (accessed: June 14, 2011).

Image: Spanish American War Memorial Statue - University of Idaho - Moscow ID, posted by TheBeanTeam (Online). Wayward.com http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM4G7A_Spanish_American_War_Memorial_Statue_University_of_Idaho_Moscow_ID (accessed: June 18, 2011).