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When it became apparent that the troops at Tampa would compose the first
expedition of active operations, Roosevelt, then far off in Texas, burdened the
telegraph limes with dispatches until orders reached him to go with his fine
regiment and ...
On the morning of the 22d the navy, with steam and naphtha launches towing
large strings of boats, commenced landing our troops. General Shafter put
Lawton's division and Bates' brigade before us. We felt this keenly, and knowing
that the ...
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 troops and supplies could be landed at that place. Lawton reached
“There was now nothing to hinder the landing of the troops; and as the scattered
transports arrived, the soldiers disembarked and ferried through the sluggish
water of the bayous on small flat-bottomed craft; and finally, December 23d, the ...
Mr. Roosevelt's description of the troops is not less vivid and characteristic than
this of their chief. He says: “Jackson's forces were small. There were two war-
vessels in the river. One was the little schooner Carolina, manned by regular
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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