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FORMATION OF THE **ROUGH RIDERS'' Friendship for General Leonard Wood.
A Month Well Saved. Cowboys, Hunters and Clubmen Rally to His Standard. The
Best Fighting Material that Ever Marched to the Field. Drilling, Preparing and ...
colonel's commission for the then almost unknown Dr. Leonard Wood, en route to
Texas to raise what was popularly known as Roosevelt's Regiment of Rough
Riders, and officially as the First Regiment of United States Volunteer Cavalry.
This was very close, as their brigade commander, General Young, was at
Lakeland, thirty miles distant, with his other two regiments, and, therefore, the
Rough Riders reported direct to me, their division commander. Both Roosevelt
and Wood ...
Rough. Riders. were. embarked being largely due to the indomitable push of the
young lieutenant-colonel. The delay at Port Tampa until June 17 was caused by
the false report that Spanish war-vessels threatened the course we were to sail.
On July 1, on account of the sickness of General Young, his brigade fell under the
command of Colonel Wood, and the Rough Riders' regiment was commanded by
Colonel Roosevelt during the San Juan battle and in all the engagements ...
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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