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?"
Spanish-American War (1898); Soldiers--Death; Sepulchral monuments; Grim Reaper (Symbolic character)
Poem about a soldier suffering from yellow fever in Cuba during
the Spanish-American War.
Spanish-American War (1898); Yellow fever; Communicable diseases; Soldiers--Diseases; Soldiers--Death; Cuba--Santiago de Cuba; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st
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.
Spanish-American War (1898); Deployment (Strategy); Funeral rites and ceremonies; Soldiers--Death; Sanders, William H.
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.
Soldiers--Death; Condolence notes; Sanders, William H.
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."
Spanish-American War (1898); Soldiers--Death; Condolence notes; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Sanders, William H.
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.
Soldiers--Death; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st
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."
Charity; Marine accidents; Soldiers--Death; United States. Navy
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.
World War (1914-1918); American Civil War (1861-1865); Civil war; War casualties; War poetry, American; Soldiers--Death; Roche, James Jeffrey, 1847-1908
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
Soldiers--Death; Mexico; Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921; Carranza, Venustiano, 1859-1920
Booklet honoring the memory of "Captain Lord Lucas, Royal Flying
Corps, Killed November 3, 1916." The booklet belonged to Theodore
World War (1914-1918); Soldiers--Death; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944
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