Roosevelt’s Rough Riders ePUB ¶ Roosevelt’s Rough

Roosevelt’s Rough Riders ePUB ¶ Roosevelt’s Rough Osprey s examination of the brief but colorful history of the st US Volunteer Cavalry, detailing the rich experiences of the men who fought in its ranks Founded in May , the unit s actions in Cuba during the Spanish American Warhave passed into military and national legend The men who volunteered for the force came from a broad spectrum of American society, including seasoned ranch hands and cowboys, college athletes, and policemen The unit was posted to Cuba in June , where the st US Volunteer Cavalry fought in the battles of Las Guasimas, Kettle Hill and San Juan Hill At this time, its commander, Colonel Leonard Wood, took charge of the US nd Cavalry Brigade, leaving Theodore Roosevelt to assume command of the st US Volunteer Cavalry The unit subsequently became known as Roosevelt s Rough Riders , after Buffalo Bill s popular cowboy show that featured Rough Riders of the World Many of the volunteers were struck down by disease and sickness during the campaign, and the unit was eventually withdrawn, returning to a hero s welcome in the US The last veteran of the unit died in , but a rich body of source material has survived, and much of this is covered in this fascinating work

10 thoughts on “Roosevelt’s Rough Riders

  1. Mike O& Mike O& says:

    Really useful for the reality behind the mythology of Roosevelt s Rough Riders in the Spanish American War I gained a lot of insight and really enjoyed reading the book It s not a peri

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