Obituaries - NJ - 1902 - Capt. Benjamin M. Hartshorne

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Obituaries - NJ - 1902 - Capt. Benjamin M. Hartshorne

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Killed In The Philippines

Capt. Benjamin M. Hartshorne Loses His Life

He Was With the Seventh Regiment in the Philippines-A Son of the Late Edward Hartshorne of Middletown

Captain Benjamin Mintern Hartshorne, son of the late Edward Hartshorne of Middletown, was killed in the Philippines on Thursday, January 9th. A telegram announcing his death was received by his family on Monday. The details of his death are not known, but it is supposed that he was killed in an engagement. He was stationed with the Seventh regiment in the Province of Samar and the reports from the Philippines state that the natives in that Province are in a state of insurrection.

Captain Hartshorne was 29 years old. He graduated from West Point in 1896 and was assigned to the Sixth regiment. He was afterward transferred to the Tenth regiment and was stationed with that regiment for some time in Oklahoma. He went with the army to Cuba at the outbreak of the Spanish war and took part in the battle of San Juan hill. Last October he was promoted to a captaincy and was sent with the Seventh regiment to the Philippines.

Captain Hartshorne is survived by two sisters and a brother. They are Misses Louise and Ella Hartshorne and William Hartshorne, all of whom live at Middletown. The young man was born and brought up in Middletown and the news of his death was a great shock to the community.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Jan 22, 1902

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