Brothers served together. I knew it happened during the Civil War but I had not realized how often it occurred in other wars. The more I delve into the military service of our family, the more I find brothers who all stepped up to protect our land, our rights, our country.
Private Dudley Atkinson Brumfield
4 October 1879 Pike, MS – 21 May 1971 Pike, MS
Private Henry Sims Brumfield, Jr.
1 April 1877 MS - 12 Jan 1959 MS
Sons of Henry Sims Brumfield & Martha Bickham
Private Willis Brumfield
1876 – 1953
Son of Jesse Marion Brumfield & Mary E. Kelly
The Spanish-American War was an 1898 conflict between the United States and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas and resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and Latin America.
Dudley and Henry served in the US Army during the Spanish American War. They were in Company H, 1stRegiment of the Mississippi Infantry. Their second cousin, Willis Brumfield, served in the same company.[ii]
Dudley’s obituary mentioned his service:
Mr. Brumfield was a Spanish – American War veteran, having joined the First Mississippi Volunteer Infantry in April 1898[iii].
Henry also served in World War I:
Entering the Army as the Spanish-American War developed, he served throughout that conflict. Some two decades later he was again a member of the infantry, in World War I.[iv]
- Military Service: Jeremiah Smith, War of 1812
- Soldiers in Our Family (on my website)
- Henry Sims Brumfield, Jr.
[i] Spanish – American War; digital information, History (history.com: accessed May 2022).
[ii] General Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Organizations During the Spanish – American War; digital image, Fold3 9fold3.com: accessed May 2022).
[iii] Dudley Brumfield Dies Here (McComb, MS: Enterprise – Journal, 21 May 1971) 1; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed May 2022.
[iv][iv] Brumfield Rites Held Here Today. (McComb, MS, Enterprise – Journal, 13 January 1959) 8; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed June 2020).