Pvt Albert ??gehrke
Albert ??gehrke name: ??gehrke, Albert
Rank: Pvt 
Branch: U.S. Army 
Regiment: 6th US Calvary (Sp. Am. War)
Cemetery: Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Service: -
Death: 10/18/1907
Notes: Enlisted in the US Army (Calvary) while a resident of Illinois 
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  6th US Calvary (Sp. Am. War)1

The 6th U.S. Cavalry was organized in August 1861, where it took to the fields of the Eastern Theater as part of the Union Army of the Potomac. The regiment took part in sixteen campaigns, among them the Maryland Campaign, Gettysburg Campaign, Overland Campaign and the Appomattox Campaign.

From 1865 to 1871 during Reconstruction, the regiment was stationed in Texas. It also took part in the Indian Wars. The "Fighting Sixth" sailed to Cuba during the Spanish-American War and took part in the battle for San Juan Hill along side of Teddy Roosevelt's "Rough Riders." {In 1900 the 6th was in the Boxer Rebellion}.

Preparing to head for Cuba, the 6th camped in Tampa Florida. The 9th Cav. and light artillery were located about a mile from the Point Tampa docks. The June 12, 1898 New York Times mentions the site of the artillery camps: ''The camps are on the very edge of the beach, about half way between Port Tampa City and the station of Port Tampa.''

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

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