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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 William Rufus Shafter

Description:

Colonel Roosevelt writes to Major General Shafter about the condition of troops in Cuba and the spread of yellow fever. He fears what would happen to the troops should they stay in the conditions they are in any longer and feels they should be taken off the island. It appears to be signed by other officers as well. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Yellow fever; Soldiers--Diseases; Cuba

Date: 1898-08-04

Letter from Charles R. Greenleaf to Alice White Greenway

Description:

Charles R. Greenleaf was briefly in Cuba checking on the spread of yellow fever and seeing many Rough Riders, but not learning their names. He will write if he hears anything about John Campbell Greenway. The Greenway name brought back memories of Greenleaf's "pleasantest years" spent in Huntsville, Alabama.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Yellow fever; Cuba--Santiago de Cuba; Puerto Rico; Alabama--Huntsville; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Greenway, John Campbell, 1872-1926

Date: 1898-08-12

Letter from Leonard Wood to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Leonard Wood writes from Cuba and provides some thoughts on the state of the American occupation of the island and his difficulties with General Brooks. He also discusses his efforts to improve health and sanitation, especially preventing yellow fever.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Yellow fever

Date: 1899-08-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alexander Rudolf Lawton

Description:

Deveaux has received a great deal of support and a variety of recommendations for his abilities and character. President Roosevelt may have to reappoint him.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Yellow fever; Government executives--Selection and appointment; United States. Department of the Treasury

Date: 1902-01-16

The advancement of Gen. Wood

Description:

Newspaper article defending President Roosevelt's promotion of General Wood to major general. Wood was promoted over many other officers but has proven himself to be an "extraordinary officer."

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Armed Forces--Officers--Promotions; Yellow fever; Cuba; Philippines; Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-08-26

Report from Henry Glass to William H. Moody

Description:

Rear Admiral Glass reports to Secretary of the Navy Moody on the location of U.S. Navy ships, and the location and strength of Panamanian forces. Glass also reports that the Colombians have won the support of the majority of the Native peoples on the Northeast coast of Panama, and then lays out how Colombian forces could use them to mount an attack. Glass reports that Colombian troops have occupied St. Andres and Providence islands, that provisions there are running low, and that the inhabitants are panic-stricken. Glass encloses two provisional maps of Panama from the canal zone eastward.

Resource Type: Record, Military

Subject: Revolution (Panama : 1903); Maps, Military; Military operations, Naval--American; Yellow fever; Panama; Panama--Darien (Province); Colombia; Panama--Chiriquí (Province); Colombia; Bennington (Ship); Boston (Sloop of war); Concord (Gunboat); Marblehead (Protected cruiser); Paul Jones (Ship); Preble (Sloop of war); United States. Navy; Wyoming (Screw sloop)

Date: 1904-01-18

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Nicholas Murray Butler writes that Texas is enforcing a yellow fever quarantine against Mexico even though the Mexican sanitary offices are working well and only one or two points are infected with a contagious disease.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Yellow fever; Quarantine; Mexico; Texas; Diaz, Porfirio, 1830-1915

Date: 1904-04-12

Texas quarantine regulations against Mexico

Description:

George R. Tabor outlines the quarantine regulations in Texas due to a supposed outbreak of yellow fever in Mexico.

Resource Type: Other

Subject: Public health; Yellow fever; Quarantine

Date: 1904-04-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William H. Taft

Description:

President Roosevelt officially grants supervision of the Panama Canal construction and governance of the Panama Canal Zone to Secretary Taft in cooperation with the Isthmian Canal Commission. Roosevelt provides instructions for how to govern the canal zone, construct the canal, and maintain the region.

 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Canals, Interoceanic--Design and construction; United States territories and possessions; Ship-railroads; Yellow fever; Panama; Panama--Panama Canal; Panama--Isthmus of Panama; Isthmian Canal Commission (U.S.); United States. War Department; Panama Canal Company; Davis, George W. (George Whitefield), 1839-1918; Walker, John Grimes, 1835-1907; Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1846-1927

Date: 1904-05-09

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