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Monday Dec. 8th's FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM ran a photo (sorry I cannot scan and post) of the Fort Worth Fencibles encamped for the Span Am War, showing trapdoors stacked in the camp. The Fencibles were a long-standing volunteer company of militia... interestingly they and another volunteer militia company, the Lloyd Rifles, were mobilized by the Governor of Texas for the War. Neither unit deployed to Cuba.
Griff, This high speed internet I just got is really something! It's soooooo fast I read your post a month early! Monday Dec. 8th? Sorry,I couldn't resist! Nick
WHHOOP!!!! WHOOP!!! Torpedo hit below the waterline!
Ya got me, Riviezzo. Should read Nov.
Both the Fort Worth Fencibles and the Lloyd Rifles became part of the 2nd Tx Vol. Infantry. You are correct that they never got to Cuba. The 2nd Tx was stationed at Camp Cuba Libre outside of Jacksonville Florida waiting for orders to go when the war ended. Like almost all of the volunteer regiments, the only battles they ever fought was against Yellow Fever and chronic diarrhea in the poorly planned camps. The 1st Tx, however, did get to go to Cuba for a few months on occupation duty after hostilities had ended.
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