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The rival sandwich-men

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David B. Hill places a cap labeled "Gen'l Jones" on an old man's head and hands him a sword labeled "Baltimore Blade." The old man is wearing a sandwich board that states "Hill and Jones Political Outfitters, Opposition to Monopoly in the Hero Line! - Look at our War Record before purchasing elsewhere! - Try Jones's Baltimore Brand! Jones pays the freight!!! - Don't Forget that Jones is a General, too." Hanging on the right are "Hancock's Uniform" and "Sheridan's Uniform." In the background is another old man wearing a cap labeled "Gen'l Carr" standing outside the office of "Davenport and Carr Political Outfitters." He is wearing a sandwich board that states "Carr's Pat. B. Shirt - Dont deal with Traitors and Rebels! - Patronize the Old Veteran!" Mounted on the board is a bloody shirt. Caption: D. B. Hill "Here, Jones! - be a veteran, can't you? You sail out there, too, and do some hero business for me and yourself!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Veterans; Signs and signboards; Elections--U.S. states; Generals; New York (State); Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Jones, Aquilla, 1836-1888; Carr, Joseph Bradford, 1828-1895

Date: 1885-10-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Grant Wilson

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Commissioner Roosevelt inquires if General Wilson will be visiting Washington, D.C., in the near future.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Meetings; Travel; Generals; Scheduling; Veterans

Date: 1890-02-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt tells his sister Anna Roosevelt he has been to Philadelphia to examine the Post Office and Internal Revenue Service. He also attended a farewell dinner for Bellamy Storer where he conversed with Rudyard Kipling and dined with many others as well.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Farewells; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Post office stations and branches; United States. Internal Revenue Service; Storer, B. (Bellamy), 1847-1922; Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

Date: 1895-03-10

Why he is happy

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Spanish general and Cuban governor Valeriàno Weyler sits on his horse on an island labeled "Cuba." A bomb labeled "Dissatisfaction" is burning near the rear of the horse. In the background, the dark clouds of the Cuban rebellion are overshadowed by heavier clouds of war labeled "Græco-Turkish War."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Greco-Turkish War (1897); Generals; Horsemanship; Rebellion; Cuba; Weyler, Valerià, 1838-1930

Date: 1897-05-12

The song of freedom

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Cuban General Máximo Gómez sits on a horse, listening to an eagle perched on the U.S. Capitol building singing "the song of freedom."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Generals; Autonomy; Intervention (International law); Eagles; Singing; Gómez, Máximo, 1836-1905

Date: 1898-05-11

Putting yellow journalism in its place

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General William R. Shafter holds up a diminutive newspaper reporter labeled "Yellow Journalism." Shafter appears ready to drop the reporter in the ocean.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Reporters and reporting; Generals; Shafter, William Rufus, 1835-1906

Date: 1898-08-17

The bugaboo of the anti-expansionist

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President McKinley rides an elephant driven by Marcus A. Hanna. The elephant is carrying Russell A. Alger, Nelson Dingley, William R. Day, and William T. Sampson. A second elephant follows, and a group of men that includes "Nelson A. Miles, Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Wheeler, Fitzhugh Lee, Henry C. Lodge, William R. Shafter, Winfield S. Schley, John T. Morgan, Cushman K. Davis, George Dewey," and others, march alongside under the standard "Imperialism for Ever." A group of disgruntled men sit on the roadside, watching the procession.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Imperialism; Generals; Elephants; Standards, Military; Parades; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907; Day, William R. (William Rufus), 1849-1923; Sampson, William Thomas, 1840-1902; Dewey, George, 1837-1917; Davis, Cushman Kellogg, 1838-1900; Morgan, J. T. (John Tyler), 1824-1907; Schley, Winfield Scott, 1839-1911; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906; Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925; Shafter, William Rufus, 1835-1906; Dingley, Nelson, 1832-1899

Date: 1899-01-18

The outcome

Description:

Print shows General William R. Shafter looking through binoculars at General Nelson A. Miles, who is emerging from the small opening of a large ear trumpet labeled "Spanish-American War."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Generals; Presidents--Election; Hearing aids; Binoculars; Shafter, William Rufus, 1835-1906; Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925

Date: 1899-03-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

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Governor Roosevelt responds to General Johnson's April 23, 1899 letter and news that Johnson has been seriously ill. Along with sending him well wishes on behalf of himself and the Roosevelt family, Roosevelt assures Johnson that he will forward him a copy of his Chicago speech as soon as he can.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Generals--Correspondence; Diseases; Get-well cards; Politicians--Family relationships; New York (State)--Albany; Illinois--Chicago; New York State Executive Mansion (Albany, N.Y.); Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1899-04-25

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

Description:

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 Civil War.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: 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

Date: 1899-07-26

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