San Juan Hill order of battle

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The following units and commanders of the U.S. and Spanish armies fought at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish–American War on July 1, 1898.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military Rank[edit]

United States V Corps at the Battle of San Juan Hill


  • w = wounded
  • k = killed
  • m = missing


V Corps[edit]

MG William R. Shafter


  • 1st Squadron, 2nd U.S. Cavalry - Cpt. Thomas J. Lewis
  • Companies C & E, U.S. Engineers
  • Signal Corps Detachment
Division Brigade Regiments and Others

1st Division
     BG Jacob Ford Kent
     K-89, W-495, M-58 = 642[2]

1st Brigade

   BG Hamilton S. Hawkins, (w, July 2)

2nd Brigade

   Col Edward P. Pearson

3rd Brigade

   Col Charles A. Wikoff (k)
   Ltc William S. Worth (w)
   Ltc Emerson H. Liscum (w)
   Ltc Ezra P. Ewers

Cavalry Division (dismounted)
     BG Samuel S. Sumner[3]
     MG Joseph Wheeler
     K-46, W-329, M-0 = 375[4]

1st Brigade

   Col Henry K. Carroll (w)
   BG Samuel S. Sumner

  • 3rd U.S. Volunteer Cavalry - Col Melvin Grigsby, Maj Henry W. Wessells (w)
  • 6th U.S. Cavalry – Col Henry K. Carroll, Maj Thomas C. Lebo
  • 9th U.S. Cavalry – Ltc John M. Hamilton (k), Cpt Eugene D. Dimmick
2nd Brigade

   BG Leonard Wood[5]


Artillery Battalion

   Maj John W. Dillenbach

  • Battery E, 1st U.S. Artillery
  • Battery K, 1st U.S. Artillery - Cpt C.L. Best
  • Battery A, 2nd U.S. Artillery - Cpt George S. Grimes
  • Battery F, 2nd U.S. Artillery - Cpt Charles D. Parkhurst
Siege Train[6]
  • Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery
  • Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery

Attached Units[7]

Sibony Beachhead Garrison

   BG Henry M. Duffield

  • 9th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
  • 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
  • 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry


IV Corps[edit]

Gen Arsenio Linares[8] (w.)
Gen José Toral y Velázquez

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Santiago Division
     Gen José José Toral y Velázquez

1st Brigade
  • 1st Provisional Battalion of Puerto Rico
  • 4th Battalion Talavera Peninsular Regiment
  • 1st Battalion San Fernando Regiment
  • 1st Battalion Asia Regiment
  • 1st Battalion Constitution Regiment
  • 1st Battalion Cuba Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion Cuba Regiment
  • 1st Battalion Simancas Regiment

Manzanillo Division

Escario's Brigade
  • 3rd Alcantara Peninsular Battalion
  • 19th Puerto Rican Rifle Battalion
  • 1st Battalion Andalucia Regiment
  • 1st Battalion Isabella la Catolica Regiment
  • 2nd Battalion Isabella la Catolica Regiment
Attached Units
  • 1st Tercio of Guerrillas
  • 2nd Tercio of Guerrillas
  • 1st Cavalry Regiment
  • 6th Battery, 4th Mounted Artillery
  • 1st Battery, 5th Foot Artillery
  • Engineers and Sappers

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wheeler was the senior most front line commander during the battle Santiago Campaign, 1898 by Joseph Wheeler
  2. ^ Kent's Official Report for July 1 Wheeler, Joseph The Santiago Campaign, 1898 p.67
  3. ^ Samuel S. Sumner was in temporary command of the division when the battle began as General Wheeler was ill. Wheeler returned to the front once the battle was underway. Longacre, Edward G. A Soldier to the Last: Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler in Blue and Gray: 2006 p.227
  4. ^ Wheeler, Joseph The Santiago Campaign, 1898 p.55
  5. ^ Nofi, Albert The Spanish–American War, 1898, 1997 p.149
  6. ^ Spanish–American War
  7. ^ Konstam, Angus San Juan Hill 1898: America's Emergence as a World Power: 1998, p.92
  8. ^ Nofi, Albert The Spanish–American War, 1898, 1997 p.333