|Birth: ||Jul. 8, 1877|
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 1951|
New Mexico U.S.Vol Infantry
He served in the Phillipines during
the Spanish American War with Company E, 34th Infantry.
On 25 Jun 1898, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Otis Glessner enlisted as a Private in Troop F of the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders). From 25 Jun to 7 Aug, he was on detached duty in Tampa, Florida (probably ill). He missed the Siege of Santiago de Cuba which included the Battles of La Guasimas and San Juan Hill. On 19 Aug, he rejoined his Troop at Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point,
Long Island, New York. Camp Wikoff was a quarantine camp. He later joined Company E of the 34th US Volunteer Infantry. In Oct 1899, the 34th Volunteers arrived in the Philippines to relieve the occupation forces
there. The insurgency of the Filipinos led to guerilla warfare in some areas. Hostilities ended on 4 Jul 1902.
Surprisingly, at 64 years old Otis registered for the WWII draft.
Dessa Parrish Glessner (1884 - 1963)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
Plot: Garden of Valor, Gravespace 9.
Created by: Misty & Company
Record added: Sep 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59084948