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/IN attempt to compile a list of the Harvard men who gave
their services to the United States Government duri^ig
the war with Spain convinced the Editors of The Crimson early
in the autiumi that some sort of supplement wottld be necessary.
As the names came in, the stipplement grew until it seemed best
to publish it i7i its prese7it fonn, and to insert photographs of the
men who died.

It is to be hoped that a final and authoritative war roll will
soon be published, bid for the time being this pamphlet is issued
in the belief that it may prove useful or acceptable to Harvard

The expenses qf its publication have become so co7isiderable
that to distribute it free is impossible .

Grateful ack^iowledgments are due to the Deptity Keeper of
the College Archives, Mr. W. G. Brown, 'gi, to the designer
of the cover, and to the author of the paragraphs on page j,
who wishes to be nameless.

HS it was in '6i, so in the early spring of '98, in fewer
numbers perhaps, because the need was less, but with
just such a strong spirit as before, the men of Harvard Uni-
versity enlisted in the forming regiments for the front. Some
went as commissioned officers, some as privates ; some were
in the infantr}^ others in the cavalry, others wore sewed to
the sleeve of their shirts the red cross of the hospital corps ;
everywhere throughout the vast extent of armies, in Cuba, in
Porto Rico, or left behind to sweat and toil in weariness, men
we had known and men we had heard of, were they placed in
command of companies, or in the third relief of the guard,
were doing w^hat ought to be done.

One man, a Senior, who enlisted as a private in the very
beginning, was given a commission before there had been
any fighting ; and when the fighting began, he was promoted.
By a brave regiment he was called a brave man.

There are no more battles now. The men are returning
and we see them about the college as before, but of course
not all who went in the spring ; for the work that these men
had set out to do would not permit of that. And to those
whom we shall not see here, either this year or the next, who
fought as their teaching had told them, and did it well, to
them full honor is owing, and to them is given in sadness the
great love of this University of Harvard. Hollister, Furness,
Sanders, Crapo, Adsit, I^ahman, Henshaw, Wheeler, Stover,
Talcott — they are the men who have gone. They died in
service, and when they were buried, United States troops
stood at attention.


OuvKR Bridgf:s Hknsiiaw, '93.


/JJIvIVER BRIDGES HKNSHAW, '93, died at Camp Alger,
Va., on July 4, of an injury received while serving as a
private in Troop C, a cavalry organization of the National
Guard of New York, locally known as " The Brooklyn Invin-
cibles." He was kicked by his file leader's horse during a
dress parade of his regiment on July 3, receiving the injury
from which he died the next day.

Henshaw, the son of William Henshaw, was born in
Boston on December 27, 1870, but spent most of his early life
in Cambridge, where he attended the public schools. He
entered Harvard with the Class of Ninety-three, and soon
attained a high standing in his chosen branches of study, mod-
ern languages and philosophy. After his graduation he was
appointed Instructor of Philosophy in the University of Cali-
fornia, where he remained for two years, receiving his A. M.
there. He then secured a travelling fellowship from Harvard,
and spent a year at Berlin acquiring German and studying
Philosophy at the University for his Ph. D. For his degree
he wrote on "The Principle of Individuation." After his
return he became a professor in the Cosmopolitan University,
and took considerable part in forming the Cosmopolitan
Magazine. Besides his work on this magazine, he wrote for
the International Bureau of Information. He left his books
on philosophy, numbering about two hundred volumes, to
the Harvard College library.


nSHILIP ASHIvEY CRAPO, I.. S. '94, a private in Com-
" pany F and clerk of the regimental quartermaster,
Fiftieth Iowa Infantry, died at St. L/uke's Hospital, Jackson-
ville, Florida, on Sunday, September 18, of typhoid fever con-
tracted in camp.

Crapo, son of Hon. Philip M. Crapo, was born in Burling-
ton, Iowa, July 17, 1873. He passed through the public
schools and attended the High School for a half year. In the
fall of 1887 he entered Phillips Exeter Academy and com-
pleted his course with credit in 1891. He then entered Har-
vard College but, deciding to study immediately for his
selected profession, was transferred to the I^aw School, from
which he graduated in 1894. He was interested in college
athletics, and at one time was manager of the base-ball team.

Returning to Burlington, Crapo passed the Iowa Bar
examinations, ranking as one of the two best of twenty-five
candidates. Soon he was admitted to the Nebraska Bar and
practised at Omaha for a year. In the spring of 1897, he
removed to New York City. After passing the required
examinations and devoting some time to writing a short
treatise of merit entitled ' ' Science of Money, ' ' he began
practice, which he continued until the outbreak of the war.

Crapo returned to Burlington to organize a company to go
to the war, but the conditions at that time not being favorable
for another call for troops, he enlisted as a private, early in
July, and, taking charge of several other recruits, hastened
to join Company F, Fiftieth Iowa Infantry, then in camp at
Jacksonville, Fla. After drilling for two months, Crapo was
detailed as clerk of the regimental quartermaster. While
serving in this capacity, he was taken sick with malarial
fever. A furlough to go home was urged upon him, but he
refused because of his work. Soon typhoid fever developed.
He was taken to St. L,uke's Hospital on September 2, and
died sixteen days later.

Philip Ashi^ey Crapo, h. S. '94.



StanijvY Huij.istkk, '97.


gTANI^EY HOI.I.ISTKR, '97> died at the army hospital
at Fortress Monroe, Va., on the evening of August 17,
of typhoid fever contracted while serving in Cuba as a private
in Troop A of the Rough Riders. Wounds received in battle
compelled him to go to the hospital before the fever developed.

Stanley Hollister was twenty-three years old at the time
of his death. His home was in Santa Barbara, California,
where he prepared for college at the Berkeley School. He
entered Harvard with the Class of Ninety-seven, and was in
the Law School when he joined the army. He was always
prominent in college athletics, being a substitute on the '94
'Varsity crew, and a regular oar in the crews of '95 and '96.
He was a member of the Institute of 1770 and the Hasty
Pudding Club.

Hollister and a number of friends, among whom were
Sanders, Goodrich, Scull, Sayre, Bull, Scudder, Murchie,
Dean and Coleman, were the first Harvard men to be selected
by Colonel Roosevelt to serve in his regiment of Rough Riders.
They went South on May 2 and joined the regiment at San
Antonio, Texas. Hollister was assigned to Troop A. He
ser^-ed with his regiment in all its engagements in the
Santiago campaign. At the charge of San Juan Hill, he
was twice wounded, in the breast by a piece of a shell and
in the thigh by a bullet. After ten days in the field hos-
pital at Siboney, he was brought North to Fortress Monroe.
His wounds were healing and his strength returning, but
typhoid then developed and caused his death.


Ninety-seven, died of malarial fever and d3'sentery on
August 12, while on board the hospital ship I^os Angeles, in
Santiago Harbor. He was a private in Troop B of the Rough
Riders, with whom he served in all their actions of the Cuban

Sanders was a resident of Salem, Mass., where he pre-
pared for college. In 1893 he entered the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where he remained for one term and
was then transferred to the L-awrence Scientific School. He
graduated from Harvard in 1897, a prominent and popular
member of his class. He played on his Freshman base-ball
and foot-ball teams, and, in his Senior 5-ear, was manager of
the 'Varsity base-ball team. He was a member of the Insti-
tute of 1770 and of the Hasty Pudding Club.

On May 2, Sanders with some friends went to Washing-
ton, where they immediately enlisted in the Rough Riders
and proceeded to San Antonio, Texas. The Harvard men
were distributed among the various commands, Sanders
being assigned to Troop B. Sanders was in all the battles
of his regiment. He had many narrow escapes but was
never wounded. He was always exposed, especially in the
assault of San Juan Hill, when he was Colonel Roosevelt's
orderly. On July 6, Sanders had a slight attack of malaria,
and a second more severe one on July 23. He was ordered to
the General Hospital at Santiago on July 30. But no ambu-
lance was sent for him, and accordingly his tent-mate Dean
mounted him on a horse and took him to Santiago. But they
could not find the hospital. Dean therefore left Sanders in
charge of the steward of the Marine Hospital with the latter's
promise to have him taken to a hospital boat in the Bay before
sundown. But the promise was not kept. Sanders lay on the
piazza of the Marine Hospital for two days, feeble, without
remedies or care. He was then removed to the ship I^os
Angeles. But it was too late. He died August 12, and
was buried in Salem with full military honors.


WII.I.IAM Huntington Sander.s, '97.

Wij.i.iAM Akiju, Talcutt, L,. vS. '97.


ILUAM ARIEL TAlvCOTT, Jr., L. S. '97. died of
malarial fever at the Larkin House, Watch Hill, R. I.,
on the morning of September i. He was a corporal of
Company M, Seveut3^-first New York, and contracted the fever
while serving in Cuba with his regiment.

Although a member of the First Corps of Cadets, Boston,
Talcott, at the first rumor of war, enlisted as a private in
the Seventy-first New York, a regiment he felt sure would
be sent to the front. He soon won his corporal's stripes,
and later, in the field before Santiago, he was given a
second lieutenantcy in the regular army, being assigned to
duty with the Seventh Infantry. He went through the
Cuban campaign safely, while the soldier beside him in the
battle of San Juan was wounded six times. But he was
stricken with fever on the returning transport. Grand
Duchess. He passed through the detention camp at Mon-
tauk Point, and as soon as possible was taken by his father to
Watch Hill, where his family was spending the summer.
There was every hope of his recovery when an unexpected
relapse caused his death. The burial took place at Talcott' s
home in Rockford, Illinois.

Talcott was born February 25, 1875, in Rockford,
Illinois. He graduated in 1893 from Amherst, where he was
one of the most prominent members of his class. He was
leader of the Banjo Club, member of the foot-ball team for
three years, and a prominent speaker and scholar. After a
year's graduate study at Amherst he came to the Harvard
Law School, where he was graduated in 1897. Although ill-
health compelled him to spend most of his first year in
Europe, he was able to attain a high standard in his Law
School work. In January he was admitted to the New York
bar and joined the firm of Eaton and Lewis. He became an
authority on the constitutionality of game-laws, and wrote
several opinions for Forest and Stream.


q.AMES THWING FURNESS, of the Class of Ninety-
*^ eight, died at Camp Cuba Libre, Jacksonville, Florida,
on September ii, of t3'phoid fever, contracted while serving
as corporal in Company H of the Fortj^-ninth Iowa Infantry.

Furness was born September 9, 1876, at Chicago, where
he spent most of his life. He was an only son. He prepared
for college in the Harvard School of that city and entered
Har\-ard College with the Class of Ninety-eight. He was
interested in athletics, a member of the Fencing Club and of
the Institute of 1770. Furness left College in April, 1897, to
take a position in the freight department of the Iowa Central
Railway, at Marshalltown, Iowa, v\^here he remained until
his enlistment.

In response to the first call for volunteers, Furness enlisted
as a private in Company H of the Forty-ninth Iowa Infantry.
He was soon given a corporal's chevrons. His regiment was
stationed at Camp Cuba Eibre, Jacksonville, throughout the
war. In August he contracted the disease which finally
caused his death.


James Thwing Furness, '98.

Roy Walter Stover, '98.


1IJ0Y WAI.TER STOVER, of the Class of Ninety-eight,
died at Manila on October 21, of typhoid fever, con-
tracted while serving as sergeant major of the First Regiment
of South Dakota Infantry.

At the time of his death Stover was twenty-two years
old. His home w'as in Marengo, low^a. Although a grad-
uate of the State University of Iowa, he had always been
ambitious to secure a degree from Harvard. To this end he
entered college in the fall of ninety-six with the Class of
Ninety-eight. Stover was much interested in debating, and
became a member of the old Harvard Union and later of the
University Debating Club, and was one of the men to be
chosen at the preliminary trial for the Princeton debate last
spring. In the fall of ninety-six, he was the winner of the
Founder's Cup in shooting, and a member of the Harvard
team in the intercollegiate shoot. It had been his intention
to return to Cambridge this fall and enter the Law School.
He v/as one of the enlisted men to be awarded a degree
without examination.

Previous to his enlistment in the First South Dakota,
Stover had signed to go with Eight Battery A, M. V. M., in
case they were ordered to the front. When it became appar-
ent that they were not to be mustered into the service, he
enlisted as a private in the Dakota regiment. Because of his
former military experience and of his thorough ability he was
soon appointed regimental sergeant major, the position he
held when he died. Stover joined his regiment in May and
accompanied it to the Philippines. On his arrival at Cavite,
August 30, he was in the best of health. The next news of
him was that he had died of fever.




TUART WADSWORTH WHEEI^ER, '98, a private in
the Philadelphia City Troop, died on October 18 at the
Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from typhoid fever
contracted while ser\dng with his troop in Porto Rico.

Wheeler was twenty years old at the time of his death.
He entered college from St. Paul's School in the fall of '94.
He was immediately taken to the 'Varsity foot-ball squad and
played tackle in the Yale and Pennsylvania games when
Hallowell was injured. As much was expected of him the
next season, the college was greatly disappointed because he
was prevented from playing by his college work. In the
season of '96, however, he played on the 'Varsity until the
Brown game, when he received an injury which prevented
him from playing again until the Pennsylvania game. The
following year, he entered the Medical School from the Col-
lege department. He was again on the 'Varsity, and played
tackle in the second half of the Yale game. He was a mem-
ber of the Institute of 1770, the Hasty Pudding Club and
Alpha Delta Phi Club.

At the outbreak of the war, Wheeler left the Harvard
Medical School to be mustered into the Philadelphia City
Troop, U. S. V. Soon after the fall of Santiago the troop
was sent to Porto Rico, but before they had seen any active
service hostilities came to an end. In September, Wheeler
returned to New York with the rest of the Troop on the
transport Mississippi ; and after spending a few days with
his family in Philadelphia, he was sent to Maine to recuper-
ate. While there, the fever which he had contracted in
Porto Rico broke out, and he was removed to the Massachusetts
General Hospital in Boston. At the first news of his sickness
it was not thought that he was in a critical condition. But,
weakened by his service, he gradually lost strength, and died
on October 18. He was buried with military honors from the
Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, Pa.


Stuart Wadsworth Whe;e;i.ur, '98.

NatiianikIv Brown Adsit, 1900.


♦jq ATHANIElv BROWN ADSIT, of the Class of Nineteen
Hundred, died on August i at his home in Buffalo, New
York. The immediate cause of his death was heart failure,
but he had been ill many days with typhoid fever, contracted
in the camp of the Rough Riders at Tampa, Fla.

Adsit was born October 20, 1876, at Hornellsville, N. Y.,
where his home had been for many years before going to
Buffalo. He was an only son. He graduated from the
Hornellsville High School, and prepared for college at
Nichols' School of Buffalo. He had completed his Sopho-
more year in Harvard College when he enlisted, and was
planning to work over into the Scientific School with the
view of becoming a railroad construction engineer. He
played on his class foot-ball team in 1897 and ran on the
winning class relay team last winter. He was a member of
the Har\''ard Engineering Society and the Institute of 1770.

In June, Adsit enlisted as a private in Troop C of the
Rough Riders in answer to the second call for Harvard men
to join that regiment. He had intended to answer the first
call but was dissuaded. He was left behind at Tampa. In
the hope that all the regiment would eventually be sent to
Cuba, he well performed the disagreeable tasks of a Southern
summer camp. At first he was in excellent health. He wrote
of the low death rate of his regiment to reassure his friends
at home. But suddenly word came that he was ill with fever.
He obtained a leave of absence. Alone, weak from sickness
and the jolting of the trains, he arrived at his home on July
27. The strain was beyond his constitution. In six days he
died. He lived as a man, he died as a man and a soldier,
and was buried with soldier's honors.



IJ^ALPH WARD LAHMAN, of the Class of Nineteen
Hundred, died in Cuba on August 17, of yellow fever
contracted while ser^-ing as a private in the First Regiment
of Illinois Infantry.

Lahman was nineteen years old at the time of his death.
His home was in Chicago, where he prepared for college.
In the fall of '96 he entered Harvard as a special student,
but because of ill health was obliged to leave at the end of
his first year. He was an active member of the Freshman
Debating Club.

At the outbreak of the war, I^ahman was a member of
the First Illinois Infantrv-, but at the first medical examina-
tion of the regiment he was rejected. General constitutional
weakness was the cause of his rejection. He was passed a
few weeks afterwards, however, when the regiment was in
camp being recruited to its full quota. He ser^^ed with his
regiment in Cuba, where he contracted the yellow fever which
caused his death in the army hospital at Santiago.


Ralph Ward Lahman, 1900.


<^^HE following provisional list of Harvard men who were
^^ in the service of the United States Government during
the war with Spain is revised and enlarged from those orig-
inally published in the Harvard Crimson. Any corrections or
additions should be sent to Mr. W. G. Brown, Deputy Keeper
of the University Records, Gore Hall, Cambridge. In all
cases in which a man was in college before going to a profes-
sional school, he is listed with his college class.


Iv. R. Brine, corporal. Company H, Eighth Mass., sta-
tioned at Chickamauga.

H. Brown, U.S. Navy, formerly of Mass. Naval Reserve,
on signal duty.

C. C. Bull, serv^ed in Cuba, private, Troop A, Rough

E. A. Bumpus, private. First Mass. Heavy Artillery,
later first lieutenant, Twenty-first U. S. Infantry.

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