Frederick E Springstead

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NameFrederick E Springstead
Serial Number
Highest RankPrivate
Service BranchArmy
War/ActionSpanish-American War
Date of Birth2/18/1877
Place of Birth
Colorado Home TownFort Collins
Date of Death8/1/1898
Place of DeathFort San Antonio, Luzon, Philippines
Place of BurialAntigo Cemetery, Antigo, Wisconsin, U.S.
CircumstancesKilled In Action
BiographyCommonly called Fred. Nicknamed the "Big Swede". Described by the Salt Lake Tribune as very tall and muscular. Son of Union Civil War veteran Hilton S. and Jane A. Springstead. Brother of Esther, William, and Warren and half-brother of Julia, Florence and Herbert Springstead. Worked as driver of one of Douglass' transfer teams. Enlisted at Greeley with Greeley troops. Member Company D (also reported as Company K), 1st Colorado Volunteers. Married in San Francisco shortly before leaving for Philippines. Served as cook before entering combat action. Killed when shot in head by Mauser round. Originally buried at Fort San Antonio with remains later transferred to United States.
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Added to Database4/29/2012
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