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SPANISH AMERICAN WAR: Edward E. Camp and Sumner Phelps of Oquawka enlisted in the 6th Iowa Volunteer Artillery; the regiment was never called into active service but remained at Des Moines until the close of the war.
Sumner Phelps later joined the regular army. Louis C. Braun and Frank Brown of Oquawka enlisted in the 50th Iowa Volunteer Infantry which deployed to Jacksonville, Fla. and then to St. Augustine, Fla. before being brought home and discharged without having to cross the water to Cuba.
1911 History of Henderson County.