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The Horrors of Peace

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Cartoon depicting the grim reaper at a gravestone for soldiers from the Spanish-American War. At the bottom it reads, "Shall this monument be erected to political incompetence and corruption?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Soldiers--Death; Sepulchral monuments; Grim Reaper (Symbolic character)

Date: 1898

A Cuban idyl

Description:

Poem about a soldier suffering from yellow fever in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

Resource Type: Poem

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Yellow fever; Communicable diseases; Soldiers--Diseases; Soldiers--Death; Cuba--Santiago de Cuba; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st

Date: 1898-07-24

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Wheatland

Description:

Colonel Roosevelt informs Charles Wheatland that he cannot attend William Sanders' funeral because his regiment will be mustered out the following week. Sanders was a soldier in Roosevelt's regiment.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Deployment (Strategy); Funeral rites and ceremonies; Soldiers--Death; Sanders, William H.

Date: 1898-09-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Helen A. Sanders

Description:

Colonel Roosevelt is sorry to hear of the death of Helen A. Sanders' son, William H. Sanders, and regrets he will not be able to come to the funeral. William was in Roosevelt's regiment during the Spanish-American War.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Soldiers--Death; Condolence notes; Sanders, William H.

Date: 1898-09-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles Sanders

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Governor Roosevelt sends condolences to Charles Sanders whose son, William H. Sanders, died. William served in Roosevelt's regiment during the Spanish-American War and "did his duty in every way."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Soldiers--Death; Condolence notes; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Sanders, William H.

Date: 1899-01-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William H. H. Llewellyn

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President Roosevelt was sorry to hear of the death of their comrade, Mr. Durand. Roosevelt was unaware that Durand's eldest son had been named after him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Soldiers--Death; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st

Date: 1904-02-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William H. Moody

Description:

President Roosevelt sends a donation for the family members of the men killed in a training accident aboard the USS Missouri. He believes the men "died for their country as much as if the ship had been in action against an enemy."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Charity; Marine accidents; Soldiers--Death; United States. Navy

Date: 1904-04-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Astor Chanler

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt invites William Astor Chanler to serve with him, if he is permitted to join the war. Roosevelt writes that they share the same beliefs including the belief that "there are many worse ways of ending than in battle." He goes on to quote a Civil War poem about death in war.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); American Civil War (1861-1865); Civil war; War casualties; War poetry, American; Soldiers--Death; Roche, James Jeffrey, 1847-1908

Date: 1915-03-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles Warren Currier

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Theodore Roosevelt informs Rev. Charles Warren Currier that he has written Charles J. Bonaparte about the recognition of Venustiano Carranza as President of Mexico. Roosevelt wants to be sure the protest is effective and thinks Bonaparte is the man to consult.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Soldiers--Death; Mexico; Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921; Carranza, Venustiano, 1859-1920

Date: 1915-10-25

In memoriam A. H.

Description:

Booklet honoring the memory of "Captain Lord Lucas, Royal Flying Corps, Killed November 3, 1916." The booklet belonged to Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

Resource Type: Pamphlet

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Soldiers--Death; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1917

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