Teddy Roosevelt was a weak and asthmatic child who grew up to be one of the most robust and ambitious U.S. presidents ever. A former New York City police commissioner (1895-97), author, and hero of the Spanish-American War (1898), he reluctantly accepted...
October 27, 1858,
New York City, New York
January 6, 1919
The Rough Riders is the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer ...
The Rough Riders were mostly made of college athletes, cowboys, ranchers, ...
He resigned in 1898 to organize the Rough Riders, the first voluntary cavalry in
the Spanish-American War. The U.S. was fighting against Spain over Spain's ...
Rough Riders. The most famous of all the units fighting in Cuba, the "Rough
Riders" was the name given to the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry under the
Eventually known as Roosevelt's Rough Riders, the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry ...
the Rough Riders were ordered to advance towards the San Juan River.
The first action they saw occurred at the Battle of Las Guasimas on June 24,
where the Spanish were driven away. The Rough Riders lost seven men with ...
In the confusion surrounding their departure from Tampa, half the members of the
Rough Riders were left behind along with all their horses. The volunteers ...
Among them were, Teddy's Terrors, Teddy's Terriers, and the one that stuck,
Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Theirs was a great story for the newspaper men who ...
The "Rough Riders" was formed from men from the western frontier of the United
States - men who were used to life in the saddle and to the use of firearms - and ...
More than one-third of the Rough Riders were casualties in the Spanish-
American War, a fact that has led some observers to criticize Roosevelt for