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Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders 1898 Spanish American War.The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, effectively the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence.
Spanish American War? Looks like a rough rider to me...
Remember the Maine! Feb. 15, 1898: The USS Maine sinks near Havana, Cuba, helping to spark the Spanish American War. This is part of the metal nameplate from the wreck.