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Furman, R. S. - 2nd Lieut
Lieut. R. S. Furman.
Second Lieut. Reuben S. Furman of the Sixth United States Infantry, who has been fatally wounded in the spine while fighting before Santiago, was born in Mississippi, and appointed from that State a cadet in the West Point Military Academy on June 17, 1890, but left the academy before being graduated. He enlisted as a private in the regular army however, in May, 1893, and was made a Corporal in Company G of the Sixteenth Infantry in the same month. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of the Sixth Infantry, Company F, on March 23, 1896.
The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1898, Sketches of the Lives of Some of the Leaders Who Dared the Foe in Cuba and Were Shot Down.