Maurice Gesten Krayenbuhl
Captain, United States Army
Gesten Krayenbuhl of Minnesota
Appointed from Minnesota, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1886
Appointed Additional Second Lieutenant, 4th U.S. Artillery, 12 June 1890
Second Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Artillery, 20 February 1891
First Lieutenant, 3rd U. S. Artillery, 10 February 1898
Captain, U. S. Volunteers, 17 October 1898
Killed 26 March 1899 in action near Meycauayan, Philippine Islands
He was buried with full military honors in
Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Captain Maurice G. Krayenbuhl, who is reported
by General Otis as being mortally wounded, was born in Minnesota, and was
appointed to the Military Academy from that State July 1, 1886. On
June12, 1890 he was commissioned an Additional Second Lieutenant in the
Fourth Artillery and was made a Second Lieutenant in the Second Artillery
February 20, 1891. OnMay 23, 1891, he was tranferred to the FifthArtillery,
and on August12 of that year was transferred to the Second Artillery. He
was an honor graduate of the ArtillerySchool in 1896.
WASHINGTON, November 9, 1899 - Arrangements have been made for the interment at Arlington Cemetery with military honors of the remains of Captain Bogardus Eldridge, Fourteenth Infantry, and First Lieutenant M. C. Krayenbuh., Third Artillery, two officers who lost their lives on the fighting line in the Philippines.
The remains of Lieutenant Krayenbuhl arrived here this afternoon from San Francisco, and were escorted from the station to the Arlington Cemetery by a battery of the Seventh Artillery. They were placed in a vault and private funeral services will take place tomorrow. The remains of Captain Eldridge are expected to arrive here from San Francisco tomorrow.
Posted: 20 January 2002 Updated: 8 March 2003 Updated: 24 August 2007 Updated: 22 September 2007 Updated: 18 October 2007
Photos By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007