|Birth: ||May 29, 1877|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1900, Philippines|
First Lieutenant Company H, 21 U.S. Infantry. Graduated from West Point 1898. Died at Manila, aged 23 years 3 months and 23 days.
His obituary ran in the Clarke Courier September 26, 1900, page 1. It read as follows: Lieut Meades Death.
A cablegram was received in this county Sunday evening announcing the death of Lieutenant F.K. Meade of Millwood, Va., which occured at Manilla Friday from Typhoid fever. As yet the war department has received no official notification of his death. Lieutenant Meade was a son of F.K. Meade, Sr., and was born on his father's estate, Prospect Hill, near Millwood, 24 years ago. He graduated from West Point Military Academy at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, and was immediately assigned to 21st Infantry in Cuba. While there he was severely wounded in the arm, and was brought back to the United States for treatment. He is survived by his father, one sister and three brothers.
About a year ago Lieut. Meade was detached from his regular regiment and placed in command of an independent company by General Otis. While serving in this capacity he, with Lieut. Boyle, of Baltimore, distinguished themselves in making a night attack on a party of Filipinos after the insurgents had been driven out of Calamba, a large town in Luzon. They entrenched themselves on the outskirts of the town, and made themselves very troublesome to the American troops, who were ordered not to leave the town. The Filipinos made nightly sallies upon the American outposts, inflicting severe losses upon our troops, and making this Filipino entrenchment anything but an agreeable neighbor. Finally, Lieut, Meade volunteered to disperse the insurgents upon a plan of his own, which being approved by the commanding officer, was executed by him. Selecting a squad of twenty men, of which Lieut. Boyle was one, he proceeded to the Filipino entrenchment by crawling on their hands and knees. This gallant Virginian completely surprised the insurgents, repulsed them with such great loss that they stopped troubling our troops. Lieut. Meade received honorable mention from General Otis for the part he took in this skirmish. He was in command of this independent company at the time of his death. Lieut. Meade was a grandson of the late Bishop Meade, of Virginia. He was highly educated, and possessed a very bright mind, and his death brings sorrow to the hearts of a host of friends and relatives in this county.
Francis Key Meade (1844 - 1927)
Old Chapel Cemetery
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