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Col Charles Augustus Wikoff
Birth: Mar. 8, 1837
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1898

Spanish-American War United States Army Officer. A veteran of many Civil War battles including Shiloh and Chickamauga, he was the Colonel and commander of the 22nd United States Regular Infantry regiment at the outset of the Spanish-American War. He led his men from its frontier outpost in Nebraska to its troop deployment in Cuba in June 1898, then was transferred to command the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division of Major General William Shafter's V Army Corps. While leading his brigade in the assault on San Juan Hill, he lead the 13th United States Infantry across the San Juan River, and, heedless of the enemy fire from Spanish fortifications only 500 yards way, directed the deployment of the 13th United States Regular Infantry in an open field. He paid for his bravery, being struck down by a Spanish Mauser bullet, and dying only a few minutes later. The enemy fire at that position was so intense that two of the officers who succeeded him in command of the brigade were also wounded minutes after Colonel Wikoff. Colonel Charles Wikoff was the first American Army officer to die in combat during the conflict. (bio by: Rich H.) 
 
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  Susan Pomp Mixsell Wikoff (1837 - 1906)*
 
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Inscription:
"Colonel, Twent-Second Regiment of Infantry, U.S. Army. Killed In Battle Before Santiago De Cuba, Durring The Assault on San Juan Hill, While in Command Of The Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, July 1st 1898"
 
Burial:
Easton Cemetery
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Mar 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8477668
Col Charles Augustus Wikoff
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Col Charles Augustus Wikoff
Added by: Rich H.
 
Col Charles Augustus Wikoff
Added by: Rich H.
 
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- R I P
 Added: Jul. 1, 2014
Companion #02698 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Nov. 1, 2013
In remembrance of your honored service
- truchasnm
 Added: Aug. 3, 2013
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