Captain S. H. Ottenhausen

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Fred G.
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Re: Captain S. H. Ottenhausen

Post by Fred G. » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:01 pm

Wow!

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Re: Captain S. H. Ottenhausen

Post by butlersrangers » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:13 pm

Revisiting Co. L Ill. N.G. photo:

This photo had to be taken after the 1903 Dedication by President Theodore Roosevelt.

In the "Co. L" photo, the small plaque noting the 1903 Dedication is present.
I cropped the "T.R. Dedication" Photo from 1903 and the sub-plaque is absent.

FWIW - Some of the members of "Co. L" appear mighty small! I wonder if they are not military school cadets and some liberties were taken with the caption?

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Re: Captain S. H. Ottenhausen

Post by Knute1 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:28 am

I'm afraid BR may be right about the photo being mislabeled. By mistake or otherwise. But here is a photo of returning Spanish American War soldiers from Stephenson County Illinois, which Freeport is the county seat. Perhaps Simon Ottenhausen is in this photo.


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Re: Captain S. H. Ottenhausen

Post by butlersrangers » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:29 am

Neat picture find! That is the photograph taken on September 21, 1898, as described in the Link posted by Fred G.

When Company L arrived back at Freeport by train, (after a period of quarantine, I'm sure), they were greeted at the station by dignitaries and the Band, paraded up town, and posed for a unit photograph at "the old German Insurance Company Building".

FWIW - There are three officers in the center of this photograph. Captain Kling is likely in the middle with 'decorations', bracketed by 1st Lt. Ottenhausen and 2nd Lt. Yount.

(Lots of German families in Freeport, Ill., in 1898).

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Re: Captain S. H. Ottenhausen

Post by musketjon » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:27 am

Pics not working
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Re: Captain S. H. Ottenhausen

Post by Tom Butts » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:14 am

Pics should be working now. :-)

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Re: Captain S. H. Ottenhausen

Post by Fred G. » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:19 pm

Wow, thanks for the photo! Yep, he’s one of the two officers flanking the CO.
I think that the man with the mustache and wearing the same Type of cap as the CO is the 1st Lt.

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