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On June 20 we reached Daiquiri, Cuba. On the morning of the 22d the navy, with
steam and naphtha launches towing large strings of boats, commenced landing
our troops. General Shafter put Lawton's division and Bates' brigade before us.
Siboney is on the ocean and is nine miles nearer Santiago than Daiquiri. On the
22d General Lawton was ordered with his division, about five thousand strong, to
march upon and capture the enemy at Siboney, so that the remainder of the ...
Close under the mighty bluffs that seemed to rise almost from the beach, lay the
squalid little town of Daiquiri. There are mines of iron ore all around it, and a
railway runs to Santiago. The place had strategic advantages. But the landing
Stacks of commissary stores were waiting for them on the beach at Daiquiri, for
the Government had made small provision for bringing it to the front. So Colonel
Roosevelt rigged up a pack-train after the first day's fighting, when the conditions
... from the beginning of the occupation of the island for Colonel Roosevelt to get
to the front supplies of clothing or medicine for his men. On the coast at Daiquiri
still stood heaps of barrels and bales and boxes of provisions 264 THEODORE ...
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I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review