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Carol Frey
Carol Frey • 1 year ago

The Fight for Santiago. The "Rough Riders" charging up the San Juan Hill, July 1st, and driving the Spanish from their entrenchments. Illustration from McClure's, October 1898

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Original title: "Colonel Roosevelt and his Rough Riders at the top of the hill which they captured, Battle of San Juan Hill." US Army victors on Kettle Hill about July 3, 1898 after the battle of "San Juan Hill(s)." Left to right is 3rd US Cavalry, 1st Volunteer Cavalry (Col. Theodore Roosevelt center) and 10th US Cavalry. A second similar picture is often shown cropping out all but the 1st Vol Cav and TR.

This is the uniform of a comandante (major) in the Talavera Light battalion. This unit fought at San Juan Hill.

THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS WHO TOOK CUBA FOR AMERICA White Americans grew up always hearing about Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders who took San Juan Hill and etc etc. But, we never hear about the Black American guys in the above photo. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING WORDS VERY CAREFULLY :

Webb Cook Hayes was a Medal of Honor recipient from the Spanish American War