Governor Roosevelt describes his busy work schedule to General
Johnson and his desire to take a holiday. Roosevelt also inquires
if Johnson has a copy of Roosevelt's book, Rough Riders,
and if not he wishes to send him one. Roosevelt also discusses
Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and the memory of the
American Civil War (1861-1865); Spanish-American War (1898); Generals; Military history; Vacations; War; Scheduling; Southern States; Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870; Jackson, Thomas Jonathan, 1824-1863
J. F. McMullen read in a newspaper that Vice President Roosevelt
would be writing the history of New Mexico troopers in the Rough
Riders. McMullen provides information about his son, Samuel J.
McMullen, who served in Company G and recently passed away from
Spanish-American War (1898); Death and burial of a person; Tuberculosis; Veterans--Health and hygiene; Military history; Books and reading; New Mexico; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; McMullen, Samuel J.
Benjamin Ide Wheeler reviews ancient accounts and modern
interpretations of the Battle of Salamis. He believes that
Herodotus's account is the most reliable and consistent. The
handwritten note on the first page reads "To President Roosevelt,
who reads ancient and makes modern history. With cordial greetings,
Benj. I. Wheeler."
Salamis, Battle of (Greece : 480 B.C.); History, Ancient--Research; History, Ancient--Study and teaching; Military history, Ancient; Herodotus
President Roosevelt acknowledges Japan's "overwhelming triumph"
and hopes that Russia will concede to defeat in order to avoid
Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905); Peace treaties; Navies; Great powers--Foreign relations; Military bases; Military campaigns; Military history; Military operations, Naval; Russia; Japan; China--Harbin; Asia--Pacific Coast; East Asia; Germany; France; China--Manchuria; Ukraine--Crimea; Siberia, Eastern; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Cassini, Arthur Paul Nicholas, 1836-1914; Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932; Delcassé, Théophile, 1852-1923