China Relief Expedition  1900-1901

  
     "An eventful night was that of July 8th for the Fourteenth Infantry.  A little before midnight General Williston . . . came to my room after I had gone to bed and informed me that our regiment had been ordered to China and must embark in about a week. ...On the 14th the headquarters and six companies of the Fourteenth Infantry boarded the Indiana, and the two other companies and Reilly's Battery the Flintshire.  ...On the morning of the 25th, the hills of the Province of Shantung broke on our view.   ...We had left the damp air of the Philippines, and ...were enjoying the dry and cooling breezes of a more northern climate.  Noon of the 26th found us in the midst of a fleet of forty or fifty men-of-war and transports of eight nations.  It was a grand sight as the colors of those nations floated in the breeze.  ...What a reserve power was stored behind those walls of steel!  ...China little knew or realized that they represented the mighty enginery of war that those nations could throw against Peking itself."
                                                                                                                           A. S. Daggett, Colonel, Commanding
 

The gallant 14th U.S. Infantry leaving Peking - escorted to City Limits by Gen. Chaffee and Staff - China

 

The Boxer Uprising in China - Overview
China Relief Expedition - Medical Readiness
14th Infantry in the China Relief Expedition - A.S. Daggett, Commanding
China Relief Expedition - Misc Passages from A.S. Daggett
China Relief Expedition - Report by Major-General Adna R. Chaffee, Commanding
Fourteenth Infantry Storms Peking - from 84th Organization Day Program, 1944
I'll Try, Sir! painting by H. Charles McBarron - Bugler Calvin P. Titus climbs the Peking Wall
     Calvin P. Titus - Hero of Peking
     Calvin P. Titus Describes Ascent of Peking Wall
     Calvin P. Titus - on 1906 Officer's Call
     Calvin P. Titus Punch Bowl, Silver Cups and Candellabra
     1962 - Lt. Col. Calvin P. Titus, USA (Retired) donates personal memorabilia to 14th Infantry
Brigadier General Aaron S. Daggett Honored by U.S. Congress - 1935
Photographs:  China Relief Expedition
Photographs:  Company 'F', Fourteenth Infantry
Fourteenth Infantry Colors
A soldier of the 14th Regiment - William Derrington
1900 US Census - E Co 14th Regiment in Philippine Islands

 
External Links
"Boxers" - Account by Fei Ch'i-hao, Chinese Christian
Giles Pickford Collection - Search for "Boxer Rebellion"
China, 1900: Pictures of the Past
Map of China - 1900
Google Books:  America in the China Relief Expedition by Brig. Gen. A. S. Daggett



Our thanks to the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs, for the stereograph photo, "The gallant 14th U.S. Infantry leaving Peking...".

A special thanks  to Robert Wilson and Terry Bender for their research 
and many of the photos and original documents in this section...
 

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China Relief Expedition 1900-1901
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