1st US Cavalry Society of Santiago group

Group to Sgt. Albert H. Clarke, 1st US Cavalry Regiment in 1898. Spanish Campaign Medal No. 2676, with original 1st pattern ribbon and matching early style ribbon bar with attachment rings. Society of Santiago in Bronze, with original ribbon and brooch, engraved on the reverse “Albert H. Clarke, No. 873”. The USWV membership medal is a later strike, with a “C” prefix before the serial number, and wasn’t made until well after Clarke’s death in 1910. This medal was with the group when it was purchased in 2002. Also included but not shown, a Span Am War era yellow (cavalry) sergeant’s chevron.


With research showing that Clarke served from 1895 to 1910, when he died at Manila. He was with the 1st US Cavalry Regiment from December 1895 until the end of 1898. He was briefly with the Coast Artillery and then spent the rest of his service with the Engineers. (Clarke was also issued Philippine Campaign No. 7952 for service with 35th US Vol. Infantry, current location unknown.) Sgt. Clarke is buried at the Ft. Sheridan Post Cemetery in Illinois.


Price $1250 (sold)

Issue card for the Spanish Campaign "Badge", showing issue of medal No. 2676 to Clarke.

Note on the card shown below that “Serial number (135)” is not the medal number. The number was assigned by the Adjutant General’s Office for administrative purposes after they approved the issue of the medals. The actual medal number was written in lower on the card, along with the date, once the medal was issued by the Washington Depot of the Quartermaster.

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