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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 ...
He ate and slept with his men, and when the Government failed to furnish
supplies at Santiago he had money cabled him and fed his half-starved regiment
of American Gascons at his own expense. He came back from Cuba to meet with
There was the landing of Captain Fry and his adventurers at Santiago, their
capture by the Spaniards—and the execution of sixty men, mostly American
citizens. There had been other adventures in the interim, and the national
conventions of ...
One of the most reliable histories of the war with Spain contains this passage: “
The first fight by soldiers in General Shafter's army of invasion occurred June 24,
five miles from Santiago de Cuba—so far had the Americans penetrated.
... all other commands in the land forces before Santiago—routed an intrenched
foe, and defeated a regular 214 THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
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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