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Learning the hour of his arrival, I met him with staff-officers at the train, expecting
that the regiment would need much after their long journey. Roosevelt, Colonel
Wood and other officers were all in fine spirits, and assured me they had ...
So that just as the last rifles, revolvers and saddles came, the Rough Riders were
ordered to proceed by train to Tampa, Florida. Instantly all was joyful excitement.
San Antonio, Texas, had been their headquarters, and they were glad to make ...
Then they had a pack-train of 150 animals; and the train which moved the
regiment was cut into seven sections, Wood commanding the first three, and
Roosevelt the remaining four. They left San Antonio May 29, 1898. June 2 their
camp was ...
The command was ordered to be at a certain track on the night of June 6, there to
take a train for Port Tampa, nine miles distant. The soldiers were there, but the
train was not. Colonel Roosevelt hurried to the tents of brigadier-generals, and to
Then the men spent a hot and dusty day carrying their baggage and the camp
equipment down from the distant end of the wharf, where they had been
compelled to leave the train, and stowing it away in the Yucatan. In the evening
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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