Saturday, October 22, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 22

October 22, 1913 – Military honors were accorded Lieut. Charles L. Steinmetz, who was killed while on duty in Manila Sept. 3, and who was buried this afternoon in Crystal Lake Cemetery.

A detail of soldiers from Battery D, Fifth United States field artillery, was sent from Fort Snelling to pay the last honors to the dead officer.

After the services at the cemetery musician Serio sounded taps and the last salute was fired by a squad under the command of Ordnance Sergeant Cudmore.

Mrs. Lottie M. Steinmetz, widow of the late officer, who brought his body in a leaden casket from Manila, with her sister, Miss Christmau, and her mother, Mrs. E. Christmau, were at the funeral.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Military Honors Paid Body of Dead Soldiers. Soldiers From Fort Snelling Represent Army at Lieutenant Steinmetz’s Funeral.”; Oct. 23, 1913; p. 11.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Oct. 22, 2016,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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