Change of Station - 1905



On June 16, 1905, Headquarters First Squadron and Troops A, B, C, and D left Camp McGrath and sailed from Manila, Philippine Islands, on the USAT SHERMAN to the United States, via Nagasaki, Japan and Honolulu, Hawaii Territories, arriving at San Francisco on July 19, 1905.

On July 25th they left San Francisco by rail for Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, arriving on July 30th.


Source: Military History of the Twelfth Regiment of Cavalry, Army of the United States, 1901-1920, published March, 1920



USAT Sherman


The USAT SHERMAN was built as a cattle boat in 1893 by Harland and Wolff at Belfast, Ireland.  The US Army purchased the SHERMAN and four other British ships in 1898.  They were converted into Army troopships by the Atlantic Transport Company, forming the nucleus of the US Army permanent fleet.  It was an excellent transport and she could accommodate 80 officers, 1,000 men and 1,000 horses. The USAT SHERMAN participated not only in the Spanish American War, but also in the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion and World War I. After actively serving the US Army from 1898 to 1923, the SHERMAN was scrapped in 1933.


Source: US Army Transportation Museum


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