Hayes, Webb, C., COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Primary Unit
1899-1899, HHC, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1898 - 1919

Infantry

Colonel


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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1856
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Cincinnati
Last Address
Cincinnati

Date of Passing
Jul 26, 1934
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Presidential Service Badge 5th Corps


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 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1919, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Last Known Activity





Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 31st Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Vigan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, December 4, 1899. Entered service at: Fremont, Ohio. Born: March 20, 1856, Cincinnati, Ohio. Date of issue: December 17, 1902.

Citation:

Pushed through the enemy's lines alone, during the night, from the beach to the beleaguered force at Vigan, and returned the following morning to report the condition of affairs to the Navy and secure assistance.
   
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The son of President Hayes, Webb Cook Hayes is one of only two "sons of a President" to receive the Medal of Honor. Mr. Hayes entered politics himself and served as a member of the Ohio state legislature.

His Fathers Profile:

Hayes, Rutherford (19TH PRESIDENT), MG -Passed

   
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Boxer Rebellion (China Relief Service)
Start Year
1899
End Year
1901

Description
The Boxer Rebellion, Boxer Uprising or Yihequan Movement was an anti-imperialist uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901, towards the end of the Qing dynasty. It was initiated by the Militia United in Righteousness (Yihetuan), known in English as the "Boxers", and was motivated by proto-nationalist sentiments and opposition to imperialist expansion and associated Christian missionary activity.

The uprising took place against a background of severe disruption caused by the encroachment of America and European nations. After several months of growing frustration against both the unrelenting wave of European and Christian presence in Shandong and the North China plain in June 1900, Boxer fighters, convinced they were invulnerable to foreign weapons, converged on Beijing with the slogan "Support Qing government and exterminate the foreigners." Foreigners and Chinese Christians sought refuge in the Legation Quarter. In response to reports of an armed invasion to lift the siege, the initially hesitant Empress Dowager Cixi supported the Boxers and on June 21 issued an Imperial Decree declaring war on the foreign powers. Diplomats, foreign civilians and soldiers as well as Chinese Christians in the Legation Quarter were placed under siege by the Imperial Army of China and the Boxers for 55 days.

Chinese officialdom was split between those supporting the Boxers and those favoring conciliation, led by Prince Qing. The supreme commander of the Chinese forces, the Manchu General Ronglu (Junglu), later claimed that he acted to protect the besieged foreigners. The Eight-Nation Alliance, after being initially turned back, brought 20,000 armed troops to China, defeated the Imperial Army, and captured Beijing on August 14, lifting the siege of the Legations. Uncontrolled plunder of the capital and the surrounding countryside ensued, along with the summary execution of those suspected of being Boxers.

The Boxer Protocol of 7 September 1901 provided for the execution of government officials who had supported the Boxers, provisions for foreign troops to be stationed in Beijing, and 450 million taels of silver—approximately $10 billion at 2017 silver prices and more than the government's annual tax revenue—to be paid as indemnity over the course of the next thirty-nine years to the eight nations involved. The Empress Dowager then sponsored a set of institutional and fiscal changes in an attempt to save the dynasty by reforming it.
   
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From Year
1900
To Year
1900
 
Last Updated:
Oct 3, 2009
   
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