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Fort Worth Flashback: Archives show military life during Philippine-American War

Posted May 28, 2016

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In this January 1900 photo, taken during the Philippine-American War, the commanders of the 38th U.S. Volunteer Infantry rest, sometime after an engagement near Talisay, in the Batangas province of the Philippines.

From left to right: 1st Lt. Fred A. Thompson, adjt. 1st battalion; Lt. Col. Charles Judson Crane; Col. George S. Anderson, commander of the 38th USV Infantry; Maj. Willard A. Holbrook, commander 2nd battalion; and (with neckerchief) Capt. John W. Moore, commander of Company H.

More images of this military conflict are available in the Sandra Plummer Collection in the Fort Worth Library Digital Archives.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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