The Cavalry Colonel

Yockelson, Mitchell; Matthews, Andrew
April 2014
Cobblestone;Apr2014, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p12
The article discusses former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's military career in the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, formed to fight in the Spanish-American War of 1898 and also known as the Rough Riders. Topics include how he used his connections to fit the regiment with uniforms appropriate for the Cuban climate, how he led them in seizing San Juan Heights, and how this made him a war hero.


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