Off to War! – April 19, 1898

04-19-Old Guard departs Ft. Snelling

120 Years Ago Today–

On April 19, 1898, soldiers of the Old Guard, numbering around 650 men, left Fort Snelling, MN aboard trains headed to Chicago. After a brief stop and transfer in Chicago, they headed to Mobile, AL. Mobile would serve a stop on the way to combat in Cuba. The Regiment would train and prepare in Mobile until ordered to Tampa, FL on May 1, 1898.

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