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1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry Regiment. From the collection of Lon Ellis.

The 1st Colorado Volunteer Infantry Regiment had an interesting history, especially betwen 1898-1899 because of their involvement in two wars. Originally, they participated in the Spanish American War where they were sent to the Philippines to help force Spain to surrender the country. Then, because the Flipinos did not get independence as they were expecting, the Philippine-American War developed and continued until 1902. The 1st Colorado stayed around to fight the Filipino insurgents until summer of 1899, at which time they came back home to the US.

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