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CHAPTER XIV.—RETURN of THE REGIMENT - The Round Robin. Ordered Back
to the United States. Sick, Wounded and Well on the Voyage Home. Landing of
Rough Riders at Montauk Point. Angels of Mercy in the Hospitals. Mustered Out.
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 ...
Roosevelt and Wood were before me in a few moments, received their orders,
and in an incredibly short time their regiment, with all its equipments, was by the
side of the railroad, ready and waiting for the cars. Soon after daylight Port
The official report of the division commander said: “The magnificent and brave
work done by the regiment, under the lead of Colonel Wood, testifies to his
courage and skill. The energy and determination of this officer had been marked
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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