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Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders Take Santiago, Cuba

Lively military scene showing the Americans assault on the fortified position on a hill outside of Santiago, Cuba, July 1-2, 1898.

On July 1 a combined force of about 15,000 American troops in regular infantry, cavalry and volunteer regiments, including Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders," and rebel Cuban forces attacked 1,700 entrenched Spaniards in dangerous frontal assaults at the Battle of El Caney and Battle of San Juan Hill outside of Santiago.  

The image features a bloody chaotic battlefield, battleships in the bay and an air balloon in the sky. 

The subtext to the title reads JULY 1 & 2 1898 GEN SHAFTER COMG 15,000 TROOPS, KILD 22 OFFICERS, 208 MEN, WOUND 81 OFF’RS, 1203 MEN, MISSG: 79 MEN. 2200 SPANIARDS, 62 OFFICERS CAPTURED.