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served in Marinduque during the Insurection
Willie S Perkins, 13th Infantry, Company A
Information has just reached the city of the death of Willie A. Perkins,
a Fort Wayne soldier in company A, Thirtieth, infantry, which
occurred July 10, at Santa Cruz, P.I. The information came in the return of a letter written
by his uncle.  Officer J. A. Richardson, of 171 Hayden street, across which was penned in
red ink, ''Died at Santa Cruz, Marinduque, P. I., July 19." Nothing further is known and no
word has been received from the government or army officials to convey news of the
young man's death. He was very well known in Fort Wayne and enlisted for army service
last February.  His parents are dead and the only immediate relative living here a sister,
Mrs. Frank Peterson

November 13 1901 Fort Wayne Sentinel  Indiana
John Schneider, 14th Infantry, Company M
Michael Kline, Sergeant, 1st Infantry, Company D
Sergeant Michael Kline of I company, began his army career on August 2, 1900. He went
to the Philippine islands with D company, First infantry, and participated in the operations
against the insurgents on the islands of Marinduque and Samar from October 1. 1900, to
April 27, 1902.  12-24-1927         Salt Lake Tribune
Gran Chism? 1900 Boak(Boac)
Col Charles A Dempsey, Commander 30th Infantry Regiment

The first Regimental Commander, 30th Infantry Regiment, who joined the Regiment
on 5 June 1901 at Boac, Marinduque, Philippine Islands.

Graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1865. Veteran of two Indian
wars and Spanish American war in Cuba.
On this page is an attempt to identify persons associated with military activities on
Marinduque during the Philippine Insurrection Period ~1900 - 1902.  Where possible,
photos of the individual are included.  Maximo Abad and Devereux Shields have their
own pages and the links are above. Names with a * following their name are
mentioned in newspapers and can be found here:
First Hand Accounts
Walter Hixson, Company I, 2nd United States Infantry
Edwin R. Upham, Mustered in April 24, 1899. Appointed Corporal. Transferred to
Company L, 29th Infantry. U. S. V. Mustered out April 23. 1902. Enlisted again and
is now in the army.
Frederich Adolph Schrieber, called Dolph, August 1899, Dolph Schrieber re-enlisted
with the 29th US Volunteers and was assigned to CO G and sent to the Philippine
Islands to fight in the Philippine Insurrection.  He was discharged in May 1901 with the
rank of corporal.
Joseph Bacon Garrard, Corporal (1871-1915).  In October 1899, Joseph B. Garrard
was with the 29th Regiment, U.S. Volunteers and sent to the Philippine Islands. His mother
was the recipient of one of his missives sent from Honolulu in the Sandwich Islands, now
the Hawaiian Islands.
Charles Libka, 1st Infantry, Company D
1st Infantry
2nd Infantry
13th Infantry
14th Infantry
29th Infantry
Jesse L Gray, 1st infantry, Company D
Henry McDaniel, 29th Infantry, Company F, U.S. Volunteers
30th Infantry
George R Strickler US 2nd Infantry, Company K
Major Evan M Johnson Jr. 29th Infantry - Governor, Marinduque March 1901

Evan M. Johnson began his military career as a Private in the 10th Infantry. After earning
his way to a commission, he attended the Infantry and Cavalry School and was a student
at the War College.

Johnson had been an Indian fighter in campaigns against the Apaches; even against the
great Geronimo himself. He was also a professor of military science and tactics at Union
College. During the Spanish-American War he led expeditions in Puerto Rico and the
Philippines. He served in Washington in the office of the Chief of Staff; and later saw
action in Mexico.

Brigadier General Evan M. Johnson ultimately took over command of the 77th Division
and led them in Phase III of the Second Battle of the Marne from 18 August - 16
September 1918 in World War I.
Captain Albert S Williams 29th Infantry Treasurer, Marinduque, March 1901
Private Arch Norrington, 2nd Infantry, Company K *
Charles W. Pons Company C, 1st Infantry *
Charles L Canniff Co. G 2nd Infantry
Andrew Pohlman, Private 1st infantry *
Elbert E Devore, Company B, First Infantry, *
A F Yambert, Sergeant 1st Infantry *
Captain Robert E.L. Spence, 30th US Infantry Inspector of Customs at
Gazan, Island of Marinduque June 1, 1901
2nd Lt. E. M. Shinkle, Artillery Corps, Inspector of Customs at Boac, Island of
Marinduque May 16, 1901 - Inspector of Customs at Torijjos,Island of Marinduque June
1, 1901
1st Lt. Halstead Dorey, 4th US Infantry Inspector of Customs at Torijjos, Island of
Marinduque May 16, 1901-  Inspector of Customs and Collector of Internal Revenue at
Boac, Island of Marinduque. June 1, 1901
Captain T.O. Murphy, 19th US Infantry, Inspector of Customs at Santa Cruz,
Island of Marinduque May 16, 1901
2nd Lt. W.R. Bettison, Artillery Corps, Inspector of Customs at Gazan, Island of
Marinduque May 16, 1901
Luther Rector Hare, Major General, United States Volunteers
Graduated United States Military Academy at West Point on June 17, 1874,
Was on duty with the Detachment of Indian Scouts under Lieutenant Varnum in the
Reno Battalion during the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Organized the 1st roundup of civilians on Marinduque after Abad failed to surrender.
Robert N Getty, Captain, 1st Infantry
Graduate of US Military Academy, June 13, 1878, promoted in the Army to Second
Lieut., 22d Infantry.
Participated in the Indian Wars and Spanish American War in Cuba. Awarded Silver
Star and cited "for gallantry in action against Spanish forces at the battle of El Caney,
Cuba, July 1, 1898."
Promoted to Major, July 23, 1901. Colonel of Infantry, June 1, 1911.
Francis Edmond Lacey Jr., Captain, 1st Infantry
Graduated US Military Academy June 12 1889 promoted in the Army to 2nd Lt., 10th
Infantry. Promoted to Captain 23rd US Infantry August 1899  Transferred to 1st Infantry,
Oct. 31, 1899
George Michael Holley, 2nd Lt., 29th Infantry
J.N. Pickering, Lt., 1st Infantry
George L Byroade, Lt., 1st Infantry
Colonel of Philippine Scouts, February - March 1925
As a Colonel, was Deputy Commandant of the US Army 1929-1931
Commandant of the U. S. Troops in Puerto Rico
Margaret W. Byroade was the daughter of Col. George Lawrence Byroade. She
married Brigadier General Carl Herndon Seals in Manila.They returned to the United
States for a time, but were stationed in Manila on December 7, 1942. They were
captured by the Japanese following the surrender of Corregidor. In May 1942, she
was interned in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila, while her husband
was sent to a Japanese prison camp in Manchuria. She never saw her husband
George Bell Jr., Captain and Quartermaster, 1st Infantry
Graduate US Military Academy, June 12, 1880, and promoted in the Army to Second
Lieut., 3d Infantry, June 12, 1880.
Promoted Captain of Infantry, 1st Infantry, April 26, 1898
W.S. Kidd, Acting Assistant Surgeon USA, assigned to 1st Infantry
Augustus Whittemore Corliss, Lt. Colonel, 2nd Infantry
During the American Civil War he served with the 1st and 2nd Rhode Island Cavalry, and
eventually attained the rank of lieutenant colonel (1862-1863)
Participated as a Captain in the Indian Wars, Served in Cuba as a Major in the 7th
Infantry, wounded at El Caney.
Took over command of Marinduque from General Hare and known for the Corliss
Experiment on Marinduque. Everything in the interior that could help sustain the
insurrection; especially rice, cattle, water buffalo (carabao), and ponies was to be
In March 1901, Corliss was deployed to China to aid in putting down the Boxer
Rebellion. A special act of Congress appointed Corliss to the grade of brigadier general
on the retired list in recognition of his military service.
Harry H. Bandholtz, Captain and Quartermaster, 2nd Infantry Served as governor of
Tayabas Province in 1902 and 1903
A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point,
He was promoted to Brigadier General and Chief of the constabulary forces in 1907.
He was a Major General during World War I, and the US representative of the Inter-Allied
Military Mission in Hungary in 1919
W.S. Martin, 2nd Lt., 1st Infantry
Henry Hill Benham, Captain and Adjutant, 2nd Infantry
He entered West point military Academy, July 1, 1875. In September, 1879, he was
appointed a second lieutenant in the army, and was assigned to the 2nd U.S. Infantry.
In 1902, he was promoted major, 23rd infantry.
George Thomas, Sgt., 2nd Infantry Company K
Robert Berclay, Private, 1st Infantry, Company A
Walter Jones, Private, 1st Infantry, Company A
A.J. Harris, Lt., 2nd Infantry
Lambert Whitfield Jordan Jr., Lt., 1st Infantry
Graduated United States Military Academy, 15 June 1894
Captain, 27th United States Infantry, 30 July 1902, Transfered to the 1st United States
Infantry, 5 February 1903,  retired in 1922 as a colonel
G.A. Renn, Acting Assistant Surgeon 1st Infantry
Frederick A Smith, Major 1st Infantry
Graduate U.S. Military academy and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut., 12th Infantry
June 13, 1873.
6 February 1901, Corliss turned command of Marinduque over to Major Frederick A.
Smith. 7 February 1901, the day after he assumed command, Smith initiated
concentration on Marinduque. He ordered all citizens to move to the American-occupied
towns of Boac, Santa Cruz, Mogpog, Gasan, Torrijos, or Buenavista.
Promoted to Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Oct. 24, 1908.
William Wallace Wotherspoon, Major, 30th Infantry
In June of 1901command of Marinduque was turned over to Major Wotherspoon.

Wotherspoon was commissioned a second lieutenant and assigned to the 12th Infantry
in October 1873.[5] From 1874 to 1881, he served in the West during the Indian wars as
a troop officer and quartermaster.
He was promoted to brigadier general in October 1907, advanced over 140 officers with
more seniority.
Wotherspoon became the Chief of Staff of the United States Army in 1914; he served
from April 21 to November 15.
Major W.W. Wotherspoon
Major Frederick A Smith
Lt. L.W. Jordan Jr.
Corporal J.B. Garrard
Gustavus I Houge, Act. Asst. Surgeon, 1st Infantry
Corporal F.A. Schrieber
Captain R.N. Getty
Captain G. Bell Jr.
Lt. G.L. Byroade
Lt. Col. A.W. Corliss
Captain H.H. Bandholtz
Col. C.A. Dempsey
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19th Infantry
4th Infantry
Captain H.H. Benham
Captain F.E. Lacey Jr.
Major General L.R. Hare
29th U.S. Volunteer Infantry Company F, as known to be staffed

Captain Devereux Shields - Wounded
1st Lt. Madison H. Wilson Left in charge at Santa Cruz
2nd Lt. Rowland Spike Left at Santa Cruz
1st Lt. William S. Wells, Company A - in command at Boac

Only 2 sergeant sere at the battle, the rest left at Santa Cruz
1st Sergeant Thomas Mallory Left at Santa Cruz
Sergeant James A Gwynne - Surrenders the men
Sergeant Carl W. Rheberg Left at Santa Cruz
Sergeant Harry W. McKinley Left at Santa Cruz
Sergeant Elmore E. Murray Left at Santa Cruz
Sergeant Woodward - Ordered by Shields to surrender

(Only 3 corporals were at the battle, the rest left at Santa Cruz)
Corporal Lidy E. Oliver
Corporal James Maxwell
Corporal Marshal H. Baker
Corporal Thomas C. Wilson
Corporal David F. Woodard
Corporal Livious S. Colvin - Injured
Corporal Edward W. McDaniel
Corporal John T. Call
Corporal Charles P. Bratton
Coporal John G. Greiser

Musician William R. Andrews
Musician William J. Crawford
Artificer Patrick Sweeney
Cook William C. Daly
Cook John Sweeney

(Only 46 Privates were at the battle, the rest left at Santa Cruz)
Private John W. Anderson, Private William R. Andrews - Killed, Private James H.A.
Baker, Private George S. Barton, Private Charles J. Beck, Private Archie R. Bratton
Private Edward C. Brooks, Private John S Caldwell, Private Roshier Campbell
Private Reppard B. Caswell, Private James Chriswell, Private John W. Dorsey
Private Thomas B. Ellis, Private Kiler J. Fallowell, Private Isaiah S. Grant
Private Henry Haigwood, Private William V. Hemrick, Private Daniel B. Harrell
Private Wylie Henderson, Private Edward A. Herz, Private W. H. Hodges
Private Cicero A. Hopkins, Private William P. Howard, Private C.M. Huff
Private Wesley M. Hunt,
Private Ilitz Hospital Corpsman Attended to medical
needs of wounded, Private Robert D. Jackson - Injured,
Private Robert F. Jackson
Private William M. Jenkins,
Private Tooliver G. Johnson - Wounded on the 13th
and captured on the 15th,
Private John S. Jones, Private Theodore Kappan
Private Edward H. Kidd, Private Elijah L. Kirk,
Private Bruno Kraft - Captured Sept.
14th.  Out of all the men, he got the closest to reaching Santa Cruz (within 5
Private Curtis E. Lowe, Private Henry McDaniel Captured, Private Abner D.
McMillan, Private Frederick Maas, Private Fred A Milliams, Private Ernest Milligan
Private James H. Mitchell, Private Emanuel M. Murphy,
Private Elmore E. Murray -
Private John E. Myers, Private Edward J. Nargele, Private Berry J. Nelson
Private Erwin Niles - Killed, Private Charles C. Owens, Private Juan B. Poole - in
some way got separated from others, is captured  after receiving two slight
bolo wounds.,
Private William Reed,Private Lovick B. Renfroe,Private Archie Rice
Private Jasper Searcy,Private Benjamin J. Seay,Private Noah P. Seay,
Private John
Shew - Injured,
Private Jeff T. Sharp, Private John P.Sharpe, Private James L.
Simkins, Private Everitt F. Smiley, Private Thomas J. Spirey, Private Y. Tell Templeton
Private Frank Weigand - Killed September 14th, Private William F. Willet

Un-named and unarmed servant to Capt. Shields
Martin Lardizabal, a fifty-five-year-old Boac resident, was the insurgent governor
of Marinduque. Appointed Commandant of Marinduque Revoluntionary Force by
General Trias.  Arrested by Corliss in December 1900 on the suspicion of covertly
aiding the insurrection. Was sent together with other insurgents who had been
captured in January, to Manila on charges of being "guerrillas" and "war rebels."
Fausto Roque,  Captain, commanded the 1st Guerrilla. Abad's brother-in-law.
Surrendered with Abad on April 15, 1901 in Boac.
Teofilio Roque, Cousin of Fausto. Captain, Commanding 2nd Company of the
Infantry Battalion, commanded the 2nd Guerrilla. Surrendered in late January
1901.Was sent together with other insurgents who had been captured in January, to
Manila on charges of being "guerrillas" and "war rebels."
Pedro Lardizabal, Nephew of Martin. Captain Infantry, Judge Instructor on
Commandant staff.  Surrendered in late January 1901Was sent together with other
insurgents who had been captured in January, to Manila on charges of being
"guerrillas" and "war rebels."
Pedro Madrigal, Martin Lardizabal's brother-in-law.  1st Lieutenant, Aide de Camp
to the Commandant, Director of Maestranza(ammunition Factory)
Edward E. Hardin, Colonel 29th Infantry, US Volunteers
Graduate of the US Military Academy, June 17, 1874, and promoted in the Army to
Second Lieut., 7th Infantry.
Promoted to Brevet 1st Lieutenant, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against
Indians at the Big Hole, Montana.
Given rank of Colonel, 29th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, July 5, 1899 and organized regiment,
29th Infantry, U. S. Volunteers, at Fort McPherson, Ga.,
In command of expedition to Island of Marinduque, April and May, 1900; occupied Boac
and Santa Cruz.
Lt. G.M. Holley
Artillery Corp.
UNK. Unit
38th U.S. Volunteer Infantry
Charles Henry Muir, Major 38th US Volunteer Infantry
Graduated US Military Academy, June 14, 1885, promoted in the Army to Second Lieut.,
17th Infantry
In battles Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 2, 3, and 10 and 11, 1898. — Recommended for
medal of honor by Brigadier-General Wm. M. Wherry, U. S. A
Promoted twice in 1899, Captain of Infantry, 2d Infantry, March 2, and Major, 38th U. S.
Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17.
Promoted to  Brigadier-General, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917, served in France during
Major C.H. Muir
John Leland Jordan, Captain 38th Infantry USV
1889-1898 Became Secretary of the General Passenger Department of the Nashville,
Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway.
1898-1899 Enlisted as a captain in the 4th Tennessee Infantry. Served in Cuba until
March 24, 1899.
1899-1901 Reenlisted as a captain of the 38th Volunteer Infantry
William S. Wells, 1st Lt. Company A - in command at Boac
George S. Anderson, Colonel 38th Infantry USV
Graduate US Military Academy, June 12, 1871, promoted in the Army to Second Lieut.,
6th Cavalry
Served in the Indian wars as a Lt and Captain.
Promoted to Major of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, Nov. 10, 1898
Promoted to Colonel, 38th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17, 1899
Appointed Brigadier-General, U. S. A., March 20, 1911
Colonel G. S. Anderson
Philippine Forces
Pedro Celistino, Mayor of Santa Cruz, September 15, 1900 was assassinated by
William M. Wright, Captain- Was Major General John G. Bates's aide-de-camp
and personal observer on Marinduque.
The son of a career officer who served as an aide to Winfield Scott and George B.
McClellan, Wright initially attracted attention when President Chester A. Arthur who
nominated him for a second lieutenant's commission despite Wright having failed his
exams during his first year as a student at the United States Military
Academy.Wright obtained an appointment in the New Jersey National Guard, and
served until receiving his Army commission, which was approved in a close vote of
the United States Senate; several Senators opposed Arthur's nomination of Wright,
arguing that someone who failed at West Point should not receive the same
consideration as those who had passed.
During World War I, Wright commanded several divisions and corps, and took part
in combat for which he received the Distinguished Service Medal and other
United States Army, and acted as Chief of Staff on several occasions. He closed his
After the war, Wright served as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the career
by serving as head of the Department of the Philippines from 1922 to 1923.
Gasimiro Contreras,  ex-insurgent.
Saturnino Trinidad, Boac's padre
Calixto Nieva, captain in the revolutionary army, Delegado de Policia
Antero Madrigal, 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, Assistant in Maestranza(ammunition
Factory) On February 27, 1901, together with 11 soldiers surrendered at Boac.
Ricardo Paras Appointed as Governor of Marinduque by the Taft Commision.
Governor Paras resigned under a cloud of suspicion, and shortly thereafter
American authorities stripped Marinduque of its autonomy, placing it under Tayabas
Thomas  Embry, Inspector, 2nd Class. Marinduque's 1st Constabulary officer.

Thomas was born Thomas Bright but he changed his name to Thomas Embry when
he went to the Philippines. Thomas joined the U.S. military during the
Spanish-American War in 1898. He was first sent to Cuba and later was stationed to
the Philippines. He lived in Bae Laguna where he had a wife and several children. He
moved to Tarlac after he separated from his wife. In 1908 he married Valentina Valdez
and had 9 children with her. The Embry family lived in Paniqui,Tarlac at Sta. Rosa
St.Many townspeople went to the Embry residence for medical treatment until  the
house started to look like a hospital. Thomas had a habit of providing free and
competent medical attention and treatments to the townspeople. The people started to
call him Dr. Embry. The Embry couple also owned a hotel and jewelry store in Tarlac.
Embry's son, Benjamin V. Embry was with 26th Cavalry Troop C and survived the
Bataan Death March and Camp.
Benjamin L. Smith  2nd Class Inspector.  Relieved Schuetz on December 31.
Eduardo Nepomuceno Delegado de Justicia
Tomas Roque Delegado de Hacienda
Vicente Madrigal, Major, Commanding, Militia Battalion Was sent together with
other insurgents who had been captured in January, to Manila on charges of being
"guerrillas" and "war rebels."
Isabelo Silva 1st Lieutenant, 1st Company of the Infantry Battalion
Juan Echavarria 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Company of the Infantry Battalion
Simon Malajacan 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Company of the Infantry Battalion
Gumersindo de la Santa 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Company of the Infantry Battalion
Was sent together with other insurgents who had been captured in January, to Manila
on charges of being "guerrillas" and "war rebels."
Crisanto Lozano 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Company of the Infantry Battalion
Crispin Chaves 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Company of the Infantry Battalion
Maximo Bayani 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, Medical
Gregorio Nieva 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, Supply
Cayetano Vida 1st Lieutenant Reserve in Infantry Batallion
Pedro Torres 2nd Lieutenant Reserve in Infantry Batallion
Florentino Paras Captain, Militia Battalion
Estaban Sevilla Captain, Militia Battalion, President of Gasan
Evaristo Maneja Captain, Militia Battalion
Mariano Roldan Captain, Militia Battalion
Fernando Lagran Captain, Militia Battalion, President of Mogpog
Nicolas Navarro 1st Lt. Militia Battalion
Dalmiro Soto 1st Lt. Militia Battalion
Catalino Querubin 1st Lt. Militia Battalion
Cenon Ricalde 1st Lt. Militia Battalion
Prisco Mantala 1st Lt. Militia Battalion
Gavino Luarca 2nd Lieutenant Militia Battalion Was sent together with
other insurgents who had been captured in January, to Manila on charges of
being "guerrillas" and "war rebels."
Mario Leano 2nd Lieutenant Militia Battalion Was sent together with other
insurgents who had been captured in January, to Manila on charges of being
"guerrillas" and "war rebels."
Narciso Alino 2nd Lieutenant Militia Battalion
Zacarias Cordero 2nd Lieutenant Militia Battalion
Eustaquio Mondonedo 2nd Lieutenant Militia Battalion
Magdaleno Sevilla 2nd Lieutenant Militia Battalion
Francisco de Jesus 2nd Lieutenant Militia Battalion
Andres Restar 2nd Lieutenant Militia Battalion
Mariano Romey 2nd Lieutenant Militia Battalion, President of Santa Cruz
Dionisio del Prado 2nd Lieutenant Militia Battalion
Tomas del Mundo Municipal President of Boac, re-appointed in 1901. The
former head of the Katipunan Society on Marinduque.
Lucio Quinto President of Torrijos. Arrested and convicted after
Constabulary found hidden rifles in January 1902.
Doroteo Madrigal Housed Mackey at her residence in Boac
Mariano Rodriguez President of Gasan 1901
Vicente Nepomuceno President of Mogpog 1901
Roman Valensuela President of Torrijos 1901
Rosuaro Lualhati Lieutenant, Infantry Battalion Was sent together with other
insurgents who had been captured in January, to Manila on charges of being
"guerrillas" and "war rebels."
Captain J.L. Jordan
Captain W.M. Wright
U.S. Forces and Civilians
Victor Revilla Arrested and convicted after Constabulary found hidden rifles in
January 1902.
Ramon Revilla Arrested and convicted after Constabulary found hidden rifles in
January 1902.
Estanislao Pernia Arrested and convicted after Constabulary found hidden
rifles in January 1902.
H.J. Brown Inspector 3rd Class. Relieved Smith.
John B Schuetz 3rd Class Inspector. Relieved Embry on October 9.
Richard H. Griffith 1st class Inspector. Relieved Brown on June 30
Philippine Constabulary