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I was told that my grandfather, Reverend Dr. John Wellington Ferris, served as chaplain under Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, but have been unable to confirm it.
Can you suggest a source that could confirm that for me?
I’ve searched for “chaplains under Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders”, with no success.
I thank you for any help you might provide.
Hello, thanks for contacting The Chaplain Kit!
I did a quick search and was not able to find a Chaplain Ferris in the official Chaplain Corps history books, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t serve under Roosevelt.
I would suggest you request his Official Military Personnel File from the National Archives. It should include the units he served with and when.
You can begin the request at archives.gov/veterans/military -service-records