Lynch, John

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: G Trp, 2d Cavalry

Reenlisted: February 24, 1899 in San Francisco, California. He was 39 yrs 3 mos. It was his fifth enlistment.

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Occupation prior to enlistment: Farmer

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 22 September 1899

Age at death: 39 or 40

Cause of death: Malignant malaria fever

Location of fatality: Matanzas, Cuba

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Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia

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Note: Original enlistment  was March 3, 1882 in St. Louis, Missouri into C Trp, 2d Cavalry. He was 21 yrs 3 mos; He was discharged on March 2, 1887 at Fort Bidwell, California for expiration of service and held the rank of private.

Second enlistment was March 7, 1887 at Fort Bidwell, California into C Trp, 2d Cavalry.  He was 26 yrs 2 mos.  He discharged on March 6, 1892 at Fort Wingate, New Mexico for expiration of service and held the rank of sergeant.

Third enlistment on April 4, 1892 in Washington Barracks, D.C. into A Co, 3d Artillery. He was 31 yrs 4 mos.  He was discharged on April 19, 1893 at Fort Barrancas, Florida for disability and held the rank of corporal.

Fourth enlistment was August 10, 1893 in Washington, D.C. into G, 2d Cavalry.  He was 35 yrs 6 mos.  He was discharged on August 9, 1898 in Tampa, Florida for expiration of service and held the rank of sergeant.

He stood 5’6½” with brown eyes, brown hair, and dark complexion.

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