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|Title:||Runkle Rae Papers|
|Abstract:||This collection contains various documents pertaining to Runkle Rae's service in the military during the Philippine-American War.|
|Quantity:||.02 linear feet|
|Collection Number:||MG 1659|
Born in Hopewell, New Jersey ca. 1869, Runkle Rae was a private in the United States Infantry during the Philippine-American War (1899-1913). This war erupted at the close of the Spanish-American War (1898) over the Philippines' right to self governance. Runkle Rae enlisted in 1899 and was a private in Company 1, 3rd Infantry, under the command of Col. John H. Page and Capt. Maurcy Nichels. He took part in General Wheaton's Campaign (March 1899) and General Lawton's Expedition (April-May, 1899) among many others. He also served under General Frederick Dent Grant (son of Ulysses S. Grant) from 1899 to 1902. He was honorably discharged at Angel Island, California on January 17, 1902.
This collection contains various documents pertaining to Runkle Rae's service in the military. These documents include a an official "Army of the Philippines" certificate, a photocopy of his recruitment card and enlistment form, handwritten and typewritten acccounts of his service, and a copy of an old photograph of Runkle Rae and his wife, and a newspaper clipping of Frederick Dent Grant.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Grant, Frederick Dent, 1850-1912.|
|Rae, Runkle, b. ca. 1869.|
|United States. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.|
|Recruiting and enlistment--New Jersey.|
|Philippines--History--Philippine American War, 1899-1902.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1659, Runkle Rae Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Donated by Sandra St. Onge, niece of Runkle Rae, 2004.
Runkle Rae items
|1||1||Runkle Rae Philippine-American War document (both originals and copies)||ca. 1899-1927|
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