Captain, United States Army
Appointed From Massachusetts, Second Lieutenant, 10th United States Infantry, 31 August 1876
First Lieutenant, 21 May 1883
Captain, 14th United States Infantry, 7 September 1897
Killed In Action 2 October 1899 near Bacoor, Philippine Islands
The Captain was subsequently buried with full
military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife,
Elizabeth Hodges White Eldridge (1852-1947) lived without him for 48 years
and was laid to rest with her Captain on 9 October 1947.
During this time, Captain Bogardus Eldridge
was killed, at Bacoor, P.I. (Philippines), October 2, 1899. Late in October
1899 the field service of the 14th Infantry was brought to a close. The
regiment took up its residence in Manila and did provost and supply duty.
Companies "B" and "H" joined the other organizations on December 30th,
1899. In April 1900, the 1st Battalion was ordered to stations at Forts
Brady and Wayne, Michigan.
HONORS FOR DEAD SOLDIERS
Military Funeral For Captain Eldridge and Lieutenant Krayenbuhl
WASHINGTON, November 9, 1899 - Arrangements have been made for the interment at Arlington Cemetery with military honors of the remains of Captain Bogardus Eldridge, Fourteenth Infantry, and First Lieutenant M. G. Krayenbuhl., Third Artillery, two officers who lost their lives on the fighting line in the Philippines.
The remains of Lieutenant Krayenbuhl arrived here this afternoon from San Francisco, and were escorted from the station to the Arlington Cemetery by a battery of the Seventh Artillery. They were placed in a vault and private funeral services will take place tomorrow. The remains of Captain Eldridge are expected to arrive here from San Francisco tomorrow.
CAPT 14TH US INF SAW
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 10/02/1899
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SITE LOT 388
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
ELDRIDGE, ELIZABETH HODGES WHITE W/O BOGARDUS
Posted: 29 September 2004 Updated: 29 July 2005 Updated: 18 September 2006 Updated: 25 August 2007