US Lot of seven (7) 15TH US Infantry photographs,
All are unmounted, includes (3) 6 x 8,two with their flags and Bound For Manila, (1) 7 ½ x 5 ¼ ( in the trenches), (2) at 6 ½ x 4 ¾, and (1) at 5 ½ x 4. One image has a stamp for Weidner, San Francisco photographer on back(there on no other annotations).Some show signs of having been mounted in album, one image still retains the thin album page affixed on back, The three larger images exhibit minor remnants. All in VG- Fine condition
The 15th United States Infantry Regiment is a parent regiment in the United States Army. It has a lineage tracing back to the American Civil War, having participated in many battles.
With the outbreak of the Spanish–American War in 1898, they sailed from Savannah, Georgia for Nuevitas, Cuba, for occupation duty. On 5 January 1900, the regiment sailed home to be posted throughout upper New York State and Vermont.
On July 16, 1900 , the regimental headquarters, band, and First Battalion arrived in San Francisco. They immediately boarded the Transport Sumner and sailed for Nagasaki, Japan on 17 July
The Philippine–American War, was an armed conflict between the First Philippine Republic and the United States that lasted from February 4, 1899, to July 2, 1902.] While Filipino nationalists viewed the conflict as a continuation of the struggle for independence that began in 1896 with the Philippine Revolution, the U.S. government regarded it as an insurrection. The conflict arose when the First Philippine Republic objected to the terms of the Treaty of Paris under which the United States took possession of the Philippines from Spain, ending the short Spanish–American War.
After lying at anchor in Manila Bay for eight days, the regiment sailed for Legaspi in the Province of Albay. By April 1902, the balance of the regiment joined the 3rd Battalion in the Philippines and saw considerable action against the insurgents. The 2nd Battalion, which had remained in New York, did not appear in the Philippines until February 1902, just in time to turn around and return with its outfit in September to the United States.
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