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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.
Roosevelt's energy and push helped very much in this effort, and before might we
had landed 964 officers and men of the cavalry division. Siboney is on the ocean
and is nine miles nearer Santiago than Daiquiri. On the 22d General Lawton ...
... unique regiment of cavalry which has since become famous as the “Rough A
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ment of cavalry which has since become famous as the “Rough Riders,” and at
Las Guasimas and San Juan hill won for himself and his followers an enviable
place in history. His military career was marked by the same dash, the same
Two troops of the First Cavalry, two troops of the Tenth Cavalry, and four troops of
Roosevelt's 'Rough Riders'—less than a thousand men in all—dismounted and
attacked two thousand Spanish soldiers in the thickets. They beat back the ...
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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