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The capture of Santiago

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Score commemorating the capture of Santiago, Cuba, in which Colonel Roosevelt led the Rough Riders up Kettle Hill. The song is dedicated to “Theodore Roosevelt-An American of the Highest Sense.” Cover is a teal and red design with a photographic portrait of William Frederick Peters.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Spanish-American War (1898); Battles--Songs and music; Cuba--Santiago de Cuba; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1898

On the banks of the Wabash, far away

Description:

Sheet music for "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away," a popular song of the 19th century. This edition of the song highlights an event related to the song and the Spanish-American War. Edward Marshall, a New York Journal reporter, was embedded with the 1st Volunteer Cavalry, popularly known as the Rough Riders, and was wounded at the Battle of Santiago. As Marshall was carried from the field he sang "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away." The cover features an illustration of a river scene and a photograph of Marshall with a description of his actions.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Spanish-American War (1898); Popular music; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st

Date: 1898

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Bird Grinnell

Description:

Antonio Apache seems to Theodore Roosevelt like an "excellent man" and if he hadn't taken sick he would have gone down to Santiago with Colonel Humphrey.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Apache Indians

Date: 1899-03-27

A political game

Description:

Illustration shows two women leaning out windows, on the left is an Irish domestic representing the "Dem. Party" and on the right is a well-dressed matron representing the "Rep. Party"; between them hangs a balance scale labeled "Party Politics" with Rear Admiral Schley on the left, trying to upset the balance by pulling on the chains, causing the scale to swing wildly, and with Admiral Sampson on the right, struggling to hang on.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Admirals; Scales (Weighing instruments); Political parties; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Sampson, William Thomas, 1840-1902; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911

Date: 1901-08-21

Letter from John Davis Long to Edwin H. Risley

Description:

Secretary Long defends the Navy Department's treatment of Admiral Schley.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); United States. Navy; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-12-19

Letter from Benjamin F. Tracy to the Editor of the New York Times

Description:

Benjamin F. Tracy defends Admiral Dewey and the judgment of the court of inquiry which was examining Admiral Schley's conduct at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Spanish-American War (1898); Courts-martial and courts of inquiry; Press and politics; Dewey, George, 1837-1917; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; Sampson, William Thomas, 1840-1902; Long, John Davis, 1838-1915

Date: 1901-12-27

The windfalls of the Schley controversy

Description:

The Schley-Sampson controversy has been settled by the court of inquiry and the matter should now be dropped.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Courts-martial and courts of inquiry; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; Sampson, William Thomas, 1840-1902; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925; Dewey, George, 1837-1917; Maclay, Edgar Stanton, 1863-1919

Date: 1901-12?

President Roosevelt's attitude

Description:

Admiral Schley and his advisers should accept the decision of the court of inquiry. President Roosevelt has made his opinion known in the past and the country is tired of the dispute.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Courts-martial and courts of inquiry; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Long, John Davis, 1838-1915; Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925; Dewey, George, 1837-1917; Maclay, Edgar Stanton, 1863-1919

Date: 1901-12?

Letter from John Davis Long to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Secretary Long encloses a letter he wrote to President McKinley on July 3, 1899 which refers to the "responsibility for waiving the delinquencies prior to the Santiago battle."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); United States. Navy; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Sampson, William Thomas, 1840-1902

Date: 1902-01-14

Telegram from Felix Agnus to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Felix Agnus asks President Roosevelt not to render his decision in the Schley case before Admiral Schley's counsel has submitted their appeal.  The appeal will contain vital facts that have not yet been presented and will be ready early the next week.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Santiago, Battle of (Santiago de Cuba, Cuba : 1898); Governmental investigations; Courts-martial and courts of inquiry; Maryland--Baltimore; Washington (D.C.)--Pennsylvania Avenue; United States. Navy; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911

Date: 1902-01-15

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