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RG1421.AM:  John Miller Stotsenburg, 1858-1899



Papers:  1898-1963; mostly 1898-1899

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Indiana in 1858, John Miller Stotsenburg graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1881.  He served with the 6th Cavalry in New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska and at Fort Myer, Virginia.  Stotsenburg graduated from the Infantry and Cavalry School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and then served as professor of military science and tactics at the University of Nebraska.  He mustered in as major of the 1st Nebraska Infantry in May of 1898, and sailed with his regiment to the Philippines in June of 1898.  He was promoted to the rank of colonel in November of 1898.  Stotsenburg was killed in action near Quingua, Bulacan, in the Philippines, on April 23rd, 1899.  John Miller Stotsenburg is buried in Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder of papers relating to the life and military career of Colonel John Miller Stotsenburg.  Included in the collection are telegrams, letters, military documents, biographical sketches, memorial programs and newspaper clippings.  The bulk of the collection dates from 1898 to 1899, with some later items dating from the 1930s and 1960s.



INVENTORY



Papers, 1898-1963



 



Subject headings:



Military service

Soldiers

Spanish-American War

Stotsenburg, John Miller, 1858-1899

United States. Army. Nebraska Infantry Regiment, 1st (1898-1899)



 



Revised TMM      11-25-2019