Monday, December 10, 2007
Colonel Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders
Today we feature a photograph of Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders atop San Juan Hill. In 1898 in the Spanish American war in Cuba, Colonel Teddy Roosevelt led his "Rough Riders" in their famed charge up San Juan Hill. This was a bold, Civil War style attack. Roosevelt was successful in the attack, and this picture was taken shortly after the hill was captured. Doubtless that this was a day that these men spoke of for the rest of their lives.