Rintz, Philip

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: E Trp, 2d Cavalry

Reenlisted: August 19, 1899 in Santa Clara, Cuba. He was 48 yrs 4 mos. It was his seventh enlistment.

Date of birth: 1851

Hometown: Pirmasens, Germany

Occupation prior to enlistment: Barber

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 9 November 1899

Age at death: 49

Cause of death: Chronic alcoholism

Location of fatality: Santa Clara Barracks, Cuba

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Place of interment: Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia

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Note:  Original enlistment was August 11, 1870 in New York City, New York into F Co, 3d Artillery.  He was 22. he was discharged on August 11, 1875 in Fort Ontario, New York for expiration of service and held the rank of sergeant.

Second enlistment was June 23, 1876 in New York City, New York into I Co, 14th Infantry.  He was 25. He was discharged on June 22, 1881 at Fort Douglas, Utah Territory for expiration of service and held the rank of private.

Third enlistment  was July 5, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois into L and G Trp, 6th Cavalry.  He was 30. He was discharged on July 4, 1886 at Fort Bayard, New Mexico for expiration of service and held the rank of corporal.

Fourth enlistment was July 21, 1886 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania into E Trp, 2d Cavalry.  He was 35. He was discharged on July 20, 1891, Fort Bowie, Arizona Territory for expiration of service and held the rank of private.

Fifth enlistment was August 19, 1891 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania into E Trp, 2d Cavalry.  He was 40 yrs 4 mos. He was discharged on August 18, 1896 at Fort Wingate, New Mexico for expiration of service and held the rank of sergeant.

Sixth enlistment was August 19, 1896 at Fort Wingate, New Mexico into E Trp, 2d Cavalry.  He was 45 yrs 4 mos. He was discharged on August 18, 1899 at Santa Clara Barracks, Cuba for expiration of service and held the rank of sergeant.

He stood 5’7½” with brown eyes, brown hair, and fair complexion.