Edgar Ridenour was number 50 in the United States Military Academy Class of 1898. He hailed from Ohio, where he was born on 21 April 1874.
His branch was Infantry, and he fought at the Battle of San Juan Hill and in the Siege of Santiago de Cuba before being transferred to the Philippines, where he served in a number of administrative positions.
He returned to the States but was ordered back to the Philippine Islands, where he spent two more years.
He served at Fort St. Michael, Alaska; the Presidio, San Francisco, and Des Moines, Iowa, before he became ill in August of 1917 and was admitted to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC. There he spent the rest of his days, dying on 22 March 1918. He was 44 years old.
LT COL CO USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/22/1918
- BURIED AT: SECTION SW SITE 3965
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard